ISO/IEC 27000 Information Security Management System
When we think of information security, we often recall various news stories: an internet services company with a data breach of 3 billion users accounts; a huge internet auction giant that reported a cyber-attack in 2014; and a large credit consumer reporting company that suffered a data breach of millions of consumers personal information in 2017, not to mention large retail chains also experiencing data breaches.
You do not have to be a fortune 500 company to suffer a data breach. Cyber-attacks impact everyone, businesses and American households. Each data breach costs millions us of dollars. Lawsuits against those companies where the data breach has occurred continue to lead our news stories.
If you store important information in your computer, you should consider certification to ISO 27000.
Although ISO 27000 certification alone will not guarantee a cyber-attack, it will provide you with one more level of protection. Certification to this standard indicates to your customers, your employees, stakeholders, etc. that you are taking the necessary steps in protecting important data.
About ISO/IEC 27000
ISO 27001 was first published in 2005. When it was updated in 2013 it had the distinction of being the first ISO published standard to utilize the 10 section structure and core text provided in Annex SL. This means that ISO 27001:2013 can be easily added to a portfolio of certification that could possible include ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015.
The new standard has achieved numerous ideals by this latest rewrite, including:
- Simplification of language;
- Consistency with other standards; and
- A flexible approach to the management of processes.
Registration to ISO 27001:2013 offers a major competitive edge for organizations that handle electronic data and is emerging as a mandatory requirement in some marketplaces such as defense and healthcare.