ISO/ IEC 27001– Information Management System

The security standard is an increasingly important need; information is an asset and a resource for businesses, must be safeguarded and protected by potential hacking attacks, loss of data, violation of privacy, and terrorism.

The loss of information, the theft of reserved data and damage to strategic documents can have serious repercussions on the activities of companies; it is therefore essential to protect filing and storage systems through a certified Information Security Management System (ISMS).

The Information Security Management System (ISMS) ISO/IEC 27001 is an international standard, promoted by ISO (International Organization for Standardization) and by the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission), for the management of information security. The standard is applied to any business to define all the requirements necessary to plan, actuate, operate, monitor, re-examine, maintain, and improve the management system for the security of corporate information.

The main advantage of an ISMS system is the reduction of risk relative to the security of the information by lowering the probability of incidents relative to information security and the impact they cause.

There are multiple benefits for the organisation that implements an ISMS:

  • adoption of Best Practices accepted globally
  • adoption of a common and structured language for the security of information that makes it possible to gain greater client trust
  • increased stakeholders’ trust
  • meeting of the corporate needs and expectations
  • more efficient economic management of investments relative to information security

Other standards of management systems

ISO/IEC 27001 is integrated with other management systems, like those relative to quality (ISO 9001), the environment (ISO 14001) and the management of IT services (ISO/IEC 20000). This enables continual improvement of management systems and an efficiency of the improvement processes.

 

 

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