A Basic Introduction to ISO 27001

An Basic Introduction to ISO 27001

Data breaches have landed a recurring role in the news cycle over the past two decades , shining a blinding light on security practices of organization.  question is how can you really trust a company is keeping your data safe?
We can discuss and talk all we want about securing this and securing that, but in the end, there’s nothing like tangible method of verification that the company entrusted with your data is doing things right.

In a field like electronic-discovery (e-discovery), where some of the most sensitive data is in play, the ISO 27001 certification—the international standard for information security management—is a good and safe start.
But what does the “ISO 27001 compliant” mean actually?
don`t worry if you don’t know the answer to that question, Today, we will give you a rundown of what you should know about ISO the organization and their 27001 certification process and benefits.

So, Let’s start with the name.

ISO stands for the International Organization for Standardization. And the meaning behind the moniker is a good match for the organization’s origins and philosophy.
delegates from 25 countries ,72 years Back in 1946, convened in London to develop international standards for industry, under the simple idea that standards “make things work”—they ensure quality, safety, and efficiency.
ISO was born—a completely independent non-governmental body, By February 1947, tasked with developing consensus-based standards for various industries. The group spanned several countries and a ton of languages.  no standard name or abbreviation for All those different languages,
So, in the true spirit of consensus the founders came up with a name, “ISO” from the Greek word “isos” meaning “equal.”

Today, the ISO organization, whose tagline is “where the world agrees,” prides itself in the name, saying, “Whatever the name, whatever the country, we are always ISO.”
in 2016, ISO has members from 161 countries and 770 technical committees and subcommittees, consists of experts from all over the world to develop voluntary and consensus-based standards for any industry—cosmetics, mining, vacuum technology, fire safety …etc etc, the list goes on.

These 770 committees have come up with 22,087 international standards and counting, covering almost all aspects of technology and manufacturing. One of them is #27001
(an Information Security Management System )—an important standard for any company dealing with data.

To implement the ISO 27001 the requirements of ISO 27001 revolve around establishing, implementing, maintaining, and continually improving information security systems. They’re intended for any organization to use, regardless of size or type & industry..
So far,, unlike some other ISO certifications, 27001 is not mandatory. (though, in today’s climate, the demand for the certification is high.) It’s a set of guidelines, organized to address every process involved in security, confidentiality, integrity, and availability that companies can choose to implement if they want to ensure that they’re meeting with the globally agreed-upon best practices for managing, maintaining and keeping data safe.
If an organization wants to make their clients and customers reassure that they follow ISO 27001 guidelines, they can get certified—but ISO won’t help them do it. For that, company’s need to hire accredited consultation & certification bodies that meet ISO-defined independent audit criteria. And a lot of companies, including AECISO, do just that.

“Achieving ISO 27001:2013 certification assures the stakeholders of our AECISO services that we follow a systematic approach to managing sensitive company information so that it remains secure,” , senior compliance manager at AECISO said. “It shows that AECISO has aligned its people, processes, and IT systems with agreed-upon global best practices, and indicates that AECISO can sustain information security through its underlying risk management and compliance monitoring processes.”

The ISO 27001 standards which includes each & everything from how leadership ensures strategic alignment and the inclusion of security considerations across the organization to how can a company outlines their process for identifying, analyzing, and treating information risks. To learn more or get Consultation/ Certification please visit AECISO 27001.

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