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IEC ISO 27001 Lead Auditor Certification: 2013, 2005 Standard

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IEC ISO 27001 Lead Auditor Certification: 2013, 2005 Standard

In most Information systems information security is not given a priority. The system wheel established by Quality Management (Plan – Do – Check – Act), also known as Deming Wheel, is a principal method for any Management System, which can also be applied for Information Security Management Systems (ISMS). Management of Information is not static but a continuous process.

HISTORY & DEVELOPMENT

In 1995 the British Standards Institution developed British Standard BS7799 which provided recommendations on how to design an Information Security Management System (ISMS). This standard is now internationally accepted because of its great success and is published as ISO/IEC 27001.

WHAT IS ISO/IEC 27001?

All organizations have information that needs to be protected. This information may be financial data, product data, or customer information. As more and more organizations enter the growing world of e-commerce and carry out their business via the internet, the demands of Information Security are increased. ISO/IEC 27001 will provide visible assurance that organizations have appropriate measures in place to protect their own information assets, and to protect and preserve the confidentiality of customer information, such as credit card details. This will provide added confidence for consumers. As internet trading and e-commerce expands, so the demand for certification of suppliers ISMS will grow.

ISO/IEC 27001 comprises of 10 controls on which actions shall be taken to ensure meeting their objectives. The controls are:

  • Security Policy – a strategic direction for Information Security, which should be both documented and applied.
  • Organisation Security – Principles and Procedures to manage Information Security, including Security of Third Party access and Outsourced Information Processing.
  • Asset Classification and Control – Classification of the information Assets helps to characterize them and assign appropriate protective actions.
  • Personnel Security – To reduce human error, theft, fraud or misuse of facilities, achieved using user training.
  • Physical and Environmental Security – Secure areas, prevent unauthorized access, damage and interference to business premises.
  • Communications and Operations Management – Ensure correct and secure facility Management of Information Processing, mitigate the risk of Systems Failure, to protect Information and Software Integrity, to ensure Integrity and Availability of Information Processing and Communication Services, to protect Information Security in networks and supporting infrastructure, to prevent damages to assets and ensure on-going business activities and to prevent loss, modification or misuse of Information that is shared between organizations.
  • Access Control – Determines access to Information Systems.
  • System Development and Maintenance – Conducting of IT projects and support activities in a secure manner (like Cryptographic actions).
  • Business Continuity Management – To protect business activities and processes from the effects of major failures or disasters.
  • Compliance with Legal Requirements – Avoiding breaches of criminal and civil law.

Key Benefits of ISO 27001 Information Security Management Standards

The benefits of ISO/IEC 27001 are:

  • A rise in the number of customers by maintaining the customer information confidentially.
  • Committed Top Management.
  • Lets the Organization to have more serious focus on the little scraps of information.
  • Volume of data maintenance can be reduced – when classification of data is done redundant data can be eliminated.
  • Availability of a security policy and regulations make it easier to resolve security incidents.
  • Availability of a business continuity process.

REQUIREMENTS

The benefits of ISO/IEC 27001 are:

  • The Definition of Information Security Policy.
  • The Definition and Scope of ISMS.
  • An Information Security Assessment.
  • A Statement of Applicability.
  • Areas of risk to be managed.
  • A Documented ISMS System.
  • Selection and Implementation of appropriate Objects and Controls.

FUTURE

In future, the organizations without the ISO/IEC 27001 Certification may not be able to enter the global market. Getting this certification will become mandatory in the days to come.

HOW TO PURSUE ISO/IEC 27001 CERTIFICATION?

To become certified, a business must develop a Security System that meets the requirements of the standard.

The certification has to follow a few steps:

  • Documents Review
  • Pre-audit
  • Internal Audit
  • Verification and Corrective Actions (If needed)
  • External Audit
  • Verification and Corrective Actions (If Needed)
  • Certification

Once your Security System has been documented and implemented, you must invite an accredited external auditor to evaluate the effectiveness of your system. If the auditors determine that your Security System meets all requirements as specified in the standard, they will certify your system. You can then announce to the world that the security of your information is managed, controlled, and assured by a registered Security System.

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