ISO 27001 CERTIFICATION
ISO/IEC 27001, part of the growing ISO/IEC 27000 series of standards, is an Information Security Management System (ISMS) standard published in October 2005 by the International Organization of Standardization (ISO) and the International Electro technical Commission (IEC). Its full name is ISO/IEC 27001:2005 - information technology.- security techniques.
ISMS - Requirements but it is commonly known as 'ISO 27001'. ISO/IEC 27001 certification process usually involves a three stage audit process
Stage 1: is a "table top" review of the existence and completeness of key documentation such as the (SOA) and Risk Treatment Plan (RTP)
Stage 2: is a detailed, in depth audit involving testing the existence and effectiveness of the information security control stated in the SOA and RTP, as well as their supporting documentation.
Stage 3: is a follow-up reassessment audit to confirm that a previously - certified organization remains in compliance with the standard certification maintenance involves periodic reviews and re-assessments to confirm that the ISMS continues to operate as specified and intended.
ISO/IEC 27001:2005 covers all types of organization E.g. Commercial enterprises, government agencies, not for profit organizations). ISO/IEC - 27001:2005 specified the requirements for establishing, implementing, operating, and monitoring, reviewing, maintaining system within the context of the organization's overall business risk. It specifies requirements for the implementation of security controls customized to the needs of individual organizations (or) parts thereof. ISO/IEC 27001:2005 is designed to ensure the selection of adequate and proportionate security controls that protect information assets and give confidence to interested parties.
ISO/IEC 27001:2005 is intended to be suitable for several different types of use, including the following:
- Use within organizations to formulate security requirements and objectives
- Use within organizations as a way to ensure that security risks are cost effectively managed
- Use within organizations to ensure compliance with laws and regulations
- Use within an organizations as a process framework for the implementation and management of controls to ensure that the
- specific security objectives of an organization are met
- Definition of new information security management process
- Identification and clarification of existing information security management processes
- Use by the management of organizations to determine the status of information security management activities
- Use by the internal and external auditors of organizations to determine the degree of compliance with the policies, directives and standards adopted by an organization
- Use by organizations to provide relevant information about information security policies, directives, standards and procedures to trading partners and other organizations with whom they interact for operational or commercial reasons
- Implementation of business-enabling information security. Use by organizations to provide relevant information about information security to customers.