The ISO 27001:2013 (formally known as ISO/IEC 27001:2013) standard provides a framework for an Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) that enables the continued accessibility, confidentiality and integrity of information as well as legal compliance. ISO 27001 certification is essential for protecting your most vital assets.
Many types of organizations are dependent on fast moving and frequently updated information in today’s environment of increasingly electronic communication. Information security is not just for IT companies though, it covers all information, so any organization that has sensitive data or critical information stored or transferred in any medium, whether it is physical, written, spoken, emailed, app generated or completely cloud-based, should consider applying the rigorous information risk methodologies laid out in the ISO 27000 series. It is not just large companies, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with less than 250 employees are increasingly becoming the target of cyber-attacks, with research showing that whereas 18% of cyber-attacks were aimed at SMEs in 2011, it had risen to 43% in 2015. The proportion of SMEs actually experiencing a cyber-security breach or attack in the last year was 33%, with 51% of medium-sized and 65% of large firms being targeted according to a survey.
An ISMS is a systematic approach to managing sensitive company information so that it remains secure. It includes people, processes and IT systems by applying a risk management process.
It can help any size organization within any industry keep business information assets secure.