ISO 27001 Information security management system certification
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What is ISO/IEC 27001 Information Security Management System (ISMS) Certification?

Posted by: TÜV SÜD Expert Date: 29 Nov 2021

WHAT IS ISO/IEC 27001 CERTIFICATION?

Information Security Management System (ISMS) is essential for any organisation processing data from its customers, stakeholders, or even data within the organisation. ISMS secures information in all forms. A robust and effective ISMS maintains high-security standards and is designed to defend against cyber attacks. These guidelines of implementation and improvement are defined in the ISO/IEC 27001 standard.

An ISMS focuses on maintaining the security of an organisation’s data assets. Data loss, unauthorised access, or breaches are the threats that the ISMS framework can handle.

ISO/IEC 27001 entails risk assessment, evaluation of the organisational structure, information classification, access control, implementation of various information security policies, physical and technical safeguards. It also implies monitoring and reporting guidelines.

Best security policies, risk identification and mitigation, and threat assessment according to the ISO/IEC 27001 standard make up a robust ISMS for an organisation. With a leading global standard like ISO/IEC 27001, ISO/IEC 27001 certified organisations can protect their assets and improve their ISMS.

ISO/IEC 27001 SECURITY FRAMEWORK

The ISO framework has two parts. The first part is the assessment of threats and risks. This part is defined in clauses 0-10 of the standard. Of these, clauses 0-3 provide a preface to the ISO/IEC 27001 security framework. This includes the introduction, scope, normative references, terms, and definitions. Mandatory requirements for ISO/IEC 27001 compliance are included in the second part of the standard.

The Annex-A of the standard defines the risk management process and non-mandatory compliance controls. All the policies and procedures mentioned in the ISO/IEC 27001 security framework ensure cost-effectiveness and systematic implementation of ISMS. You can learn more about the ISO/IEC 27001 standards and their application here.

BENEFITS OF ISO/IEC 27001 CERTIFICATION TO YOUR ORGANISATION:

The primary advantage of an ISO/IEC 27001 is that it showcases the organisation’s commitment to information security. The other benefits are:

  • Cost & time savings
  • Physical and environmental security
  • Gain new business and sharpen your competitive edge
  • Globally recognised information security procedures
  • Identify and mitigate threats and vulnerabilities
  • Avoid financial penalties and losses due to data breaches when integrated with Data Protection Trustmark
  • Comply with business, legal, contractual, and regulatory requirements
  • Information protection and safe keeping
  • Develop responsibility across the organisation
  • Assurance to staff, customers, suppliers, and stakeholders
  • Integration of business operation and information security
  • Enhanced management processes and corporate risk strategies

BENEFITS OF ISO/IEC 27001 CERTIFICATION TO YOUR CUSTOMERS:

Besides inspiring trust in your customers, here are some other benefits for ISO/IEC 27001 certified organisations:

  • Keeps customer’s intellectual property and information protected
  • Builds trust among customers and stakeholders
  • Secures exchange and keeping of information
  • Ensures clients that you are meeting your legal obligations
  • Enhanced customer satisfaction leads to improved client retention

HOW TO GET ISO/IEC 27001 CERTIFICATION?

 

TÜV SÜD’s experienced auditors possess the accreditation and expertise to conduct ISO 27001 audits and support organisations in their ISO 27001 certification journey. The certification process is as follows:

Gap Analysis

Gap analysis is an optional pre-assessment service that will let us take a closer look at your existing information security management system in comparison with the ISO/IEC 27001 requirements.

Formal Assessment

Stage I - Documentation review of the organisation’s preparedness of the ISO/IEC 27001 procedures and controls.

Stage II - Once all the requirements are met in Stage 1, further audits will be conducted through onsite/offsite auditing, interviews and with other auditing methodologies to ensure full compliance of ISO/IEC 27001 requirements are met

Certification and Beyond

An ISO/IEC 27001 certificate is issued after assessing controls and procedures that comply with the standards. It is valid for three years.

WHO SHOULD BE INVOLVED IN ISO/IEC 27001 ISMS CERTIFICATION AUDIT?

Key stakeholders like:

  • Information security managers
  • IT and corporate security managers
  • Corporate governance managers
  • Risk and compliance managers
  • Internal legal teams
  • Private data and records administration teams
  • Any management representatives or personnel in charge of ISMS quality assurance

Such professionals within an organisation intending to be certified to ISO/IEC 27001 can gain the necessary knowledge on ISO/IEC 27001 ISMS and its requirements by attending relevant training courses. TÜV SÜD in Singapore offers both e-learning and instructor-led ISO/IEC 27001 training courses ranging from Awareness, Internal Audit, Implementation to CQI IRCA Lead Auditor courses.

WHO SHOULD GO FOR ISO/IEC 27001 ISMS TRAINING COURSES?

Besides professionals who are working on implementing ISO/IEC 27001 for their organisation, the ISO/IEC 27001 training courses are also designed for:

  • Professionals who want to lead ISMS certification audits
  • Managers or consultants to master an ISMS audit process
  • Individuals responsible for maintaining conformance with ISMS
  • Technical experts preparing for an ISMS audit
  • Expert advisors in Information Security Management

WHAT IS THE ISO/IEC 27001 ISMS LEAD AUDITOR CERTIFICATION?

The ISO/IEC 27001 ISMS Lead Auditor certification is a professional certification for auditors specialising in ISMS. Certified professionals can plan and execute audits based on the ISO/IEC 27001 and ISO 19011 standards. The ISO/IEC 27001 certification course equips professionals with the expertise necessary to perform an ISMS audit.

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND THE ISO/IEC 27001 INFORMATION SECURITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (ISMS) TRAINING COURSE?

The ISO/IEC 27001 ISMS Lead Auditor course is helpful for professionals that would want to learn and understand the auditing principles. This training course will help you to:

  • Understand the audit requirements of ISO/IEC 27001:2013
  • Learn how to assess security threats and vulnerabilities
  • Understand requirements of security controls and countermeasures
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of the auditor & lead auditor
  • Learn how to plan, execute, report, and follow-up on an ISMS audit
  • Comply with legal requirements
  • Gain competitive advantage

WHY SHOULD YOU CHOOSE RECOGNISED CERTIFICATION BODIES AND TRAINING PROVIDERS FOR ISO/IEC 27001:2013 ISMS TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION?

Our experts adopt a holistic approach for your information security certification. TÜV SÜD’s status as an independent certification body ensures that the TÜV SÜD certification mark is accepted worldwide, making it a powerful tool for distinguishing your company in the market.

Globally recognised training providers such as TÜV SÜD, are equipped to offer effective training to aid your organisation in getting a good understanding of the ISO/IEC 27001 requirements. An ISO/IEC 27001 ISMS training certificate from a recognised institution will benefit you in the following ways:

  • Globally recognised qualification and certifications
  • Access to a wide network of local and global expertise
  • Collaborative learning through stimulative in-class role-playings, assessments, and quizzes

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