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The ISO 27001 standard is an international standard that deals with information security management and serves as a model for the establishment, implementation, operation, monitoring, review, maintenance and improvement of an information security management system.

The standard touches on all aspects of information security in the organization while understanding the risk and building a defined policy at the IT level – computing and communication, physical security, records security – physical substrates that carry information, employee reliability and security among business interfaces.

In order to implement the standard, the organization will have to adopt structured methodologies of information security management and information security risk management, where the goal is to protect all types of information within its scope against all identifiable potential threats. The standard is international and recognized all over the world.

Contents: ISO 27001 (implementation and compliance services)

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What is ISO 27001 standard?

The ISO 27001 standard is an abbreviated designation of ISO/IEC 27001. This is an international standard whose main purpose is the management of everything related to information security in organizations. In 2005 this standard was published for the first time by the International Electrotechnical Commission and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and after seven years in 2013 it was upgraded to the same standard that we know. A European update of the ISO 27001 standard was published in 2017.

What is the purpose of ISO 27001 standard?

The goal of this standard is to help each and every organization make the information in its possession more secure. Something that can be done by implementing everything related to the requirements specified in the standard: building a mechanism whose purpose is to identify risks in the organization’s information security, writing all the procedures required in order to be sure that all the information data in the organization is indeed safe and available for quick retrieval at any given moment, backing up all this data, and regular maintenance and updates of the information security management system of that organization. As of 2021, any organization that meets all the requirements of the ISO 27001 international standard can benefit from the organization’s certification after a successful audit by the certification body.

Protection of the organization’s information assets and more

Applying and implementing the ISO 27001 standard will ensure your organization maximum protection of its information assets. The purpose of this standard is for organizations to establish systems whose main focus is information security management. That is, a system, through which it will be possible to manage and improve everything related to the security system that should prevent criminal acts of stealing information from the organization’s information asset system. The implementation and assimilation of the ISO 27001 standard will guarantee the organization that access to the organization’s information will only be in the hands of authorized people that the company has defined in advance. The management of the information security system will ensure the preservation of the information found in the organization in its current format and immediate access to the organization’s databases at any given moment.

The benefits of implementing and assimilating the ISO 27001 standard are many, the main of which are reflected in the organization’s risk management plan, that is, control over all those security risks that can occur in the present and in the future. Reduction of the organization’s expenses, optimization in everything related to the organization’s processes and of course a marketing advantage over other competing companies.

Is ISO 27001 standard also intended for your organization?

A standard for information security management, that is, the ISO 27001 standard is intended for any organization that wishes to protect itself against loss of information, information leakage and other risks related to the organization’s databases. Organizations that must comply with this standard, that is, an obligation and not a permission, are those that sell computerized services to the government, organizations that provide computer systems that are linked or embedded in government offices, and organizations and companies that transmit computerized information. Implementation of this standard in your organization will allow you to benefit not only from the same organized information security management, but also from one-on-one control over the flow of existing information in the organization. As of today, there are many companies that publish tenders that require this standard as a threshold condition for participating in this or that tender.

What will enable the implementation and implementation of ISO 27001 standard for the organization?

  • More extensive work options – turning to international markets, working with government offices and working with the largest companies in the economy
  • Competing in public tenders – information security for businesses at the highest standards is an advantage.
  • Streamlining of the organization – the standard enables smart streamlining of the organization in everything related to work processes and maintaining its databases.

Implementing and implementing the ISO 27001 standard or in other words implementing an information security management system will reduce your organization’s exposure to cyber attacks and various security breaches. As of today, you have the option of receiving a certificate of certification if you implement everything related to this standard, which will indicate that your organization is indeed a reliable and high-quality organization. In addition, anyone interested in using your organization’s services will be aware that even in the unlikely event that the business collapses, all of your organization’s information is protected and backed up, so the business will be able to recover quickly and its customers will of course be able to enjoy high-quality and fast service, as expected.

Implementation of ISO 27001 standard – independently or through experts?

Since in order to implement and assimilate the standard the organization will have to understand what is required of it within the framework of the standard, learn everything related to information security management, risks related to information security and various concepts from this world, most organizations prefer to use the services of experts in the field of information security management who are experienced in everything related to implementation and the implementation of the ISO 27001 standard, such as the experts of the CyberSafe company. The Cybersafe company, which has extensive experience in the implementation and assimilation of everything related to the ISO 27001 international standard, will be happy to perform the required work for your organization, and accompany you on the way to the standard.

Another important thing that must be taken into account is that even large companies that wish to appoint someone from the company and implement the things themselves must understand that organizations with a large scope of activity must use the services of an expert in the field of information security in order to benefit from professionalism and the correct perspective of things. Carrying out things from within the organization is sometimes a quite unprofessional plan, since an employee of the company cannot necessarily check himself in all the subtleties. Therefore, most companies prefer to hire outsourcing services in everything related to information security when the main goal is supervision and control of all processes from the outside.

Implementation of ISO 27001 standard in your organization

What are the steps we perform?

Getting to know the company and building an information security policy, getting to know the company and its business processes, writing policy documents / procedures / work instructions in the fields of information security and cyber. Mapping information and cyber security gaps and formulating a work plan to address these gaps.

1. Documentation and establishment of an information security system

As part of the project, a set of information security procedures will be defined. The documentation will include procedures in accordance with the company’s core processes and the requirements of the standards, while referring to aspects of information security in information systems, physical security, human resources, procurement processes and engagement with service providers/third party entities, etc.

2. Senior management responsibility

Management implements an information security policy and allocates the resources required to manage the company in accordance with the information security policy, while holding periodic management survey meetings. Also, the management will appoint an information security manager, who will be responsible for the company’s information security system. It is the representative’s responsibility to ensure that management policy is followed in an orderly manner.

3. Defining a risk management methodology in the fields of information security

A methodology will be defined in the company and a risk management process will be carried out, information security risk surveys will be carried out.

4. Defining information security processes in the company

Unique processes will be defined for the management of the information security system in the company, including the definition and implementation of an incident investigation process, information security controls, handling the implementation of IT systems, assistance in choosing information security products, building a business continuity plan that will also include a disaster recovery plan.

Conducting a risk survey and handling the findings At this stage, the risk assessment methodology is incorporated. The goal is to get a real picture of the situation regarding the threats and risks that apply to the organization (assets). The goal of the risk management process is to minimize the risks that are not acceptable to the organization’s management, to conduct a risk survey, and to define indicators for examining the effectiveness of the organization’s information security program.

5. Increasing employee awareness of information security issues

Integrating information security requirements into employee absorption processes, increasing employee awareness of information security issues. Carrying out trainings for different teams and populations in the organization.

6. Conducting a management survey

Updating and presenting information security risks to management and making decisions regarding the approval of the information security work plan

7. Conducting an internal audit

A process that verifies that the activity in the organization is conducted according to the established procedures and follows the handling of the findings until they are closed. As part of the internal audit that will be carried out, information security processes will be tested as defined in the procedures. Carrying out internal tests to examine the state of information security and the implementation of guidelines and procedures.

8. Accompanying an external inspection

When the external reviewer comes to check and see all the activity that was done, the organization will have to present and tell about the whole process. As part of the external review there will be questions and it will be necessary to explain to the external reviewer about the processes that were done in a methodical and less technical way. We will make sure to accompany the organization at every step until the final approval is received.

The benefits of implementing ISO 27001 standard for your business

Implementation of the ISO 27001 standard, which is a recognized international standard for information security management, offers several advantages to businesses. Here are some of the key benefits:

1. Improved information security

The ISO 27001 standard provides a systematic and comprehensive approach to information security management, which helps organizations identify and mitigate risks to their information assets. This can lead to improved protection of sensitive information, reduced risk of data breaches and cyber attacks, and improved business continuity.

2. Compliance with regulatory requirements

Many regulatory bodies require organizations to implement a formal information security management system, and ISO 27001 provides a recognized framework for meeting these requirements. Compliance with the ISO 27001 standard can also help organizations demonstrate their commitment to information security to stakeholders, including customers and partners.

3. Competitive advantage in the market

ISO 27001 certification can differentiate an organization from its competitors by demonstrating a commitment to best practices in information security management. This can be especially important for businesses that handle sensitive or confidential information, where customers may place a high value on security and privacy.

4. Improved stakeholder trust

Implementing the ISO 27001 standard can help build trust with stakeholders, including customers, partners and employees. This demonstrates that the organization takes information security seriously and is committed to protecting sensitive information.

5. Reduced costs

Implementing ISO 27001 regulations can help identify and mitigate risks that could lead to costly security incidents. This can include reducing the risk of data breaches, avoiding the costs associated with regulatory fines and penalties, and minimizing the impact of security incidents on business operations.

Implementing the ISO 27001 standard can provide significant benefits to businesses of all sizes and in all industries. By improving information security, meeting regulatory requirements, gaining competitive advantage, building stakeholder trust and reducing costs, organizations can improve their overall security posture and protect their critical information assets.

Extensions to ISO 27001 standard

ISO / IEC 27017 standard is an extension of the ISO 27001 standard that is suitable for an organization that manages cloud systems and products. The standard provides guidelines for information security controls that apply to the provision and use of cloud services.

This International Standard provides guidance on information security controls applicable to the provision and use of cloud services by providing:

Additional application guidance for relevant controls detailed in ISO/IEC 27002

Additional controls with implementation guidelines specifically related to cloud services.

The international standard provides controls and implementation guidelines for both cloud service providers and cloud service customers.

ISO / IEC 27002 standard is an international standard that provides guidelines for healthcare organizations regarding personal health information and guides how to best protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of such information.

The standard is based on and expands the general guidelines provided by the ISO / IEC 27002 standard and provides an answer to the special information security management needs of the health sector and its unique operating environments.

Health information is considered by many to be the most confidential of all types of personal information. Protecting this confidentiality is essential and patients’ privacy must be maintained.

The integrity of health information must be protected in order to ensure patient safety, and an important component of this protection is ensuring a full audit of the entire life cycle of the information.

Protecting the confidentiality, integrity and availability of health information therefore requires specific expertise in the health field.

As a result of implementing this international standard, healthcare organizations can expect to see the number and severity of their security incidents reduced.

ISO / IEC 27032 standard provides guidelines for improving the state of cyber security, while looking at the unique aspects of that activity in other security areas, in particular:

  • Data Security
  • Network security
  • Internet security
  • Critical Information Infrastructure Protection (CIIP)

Cyberspace is a complex environment resulting from the interaction of people, software and services on the Internet, supported by physical information devices, physical communication (ICT) and interconnected networks around the world.

The first focus area of this international standard is addressing security issues in cyberspace. This International Standard provides technical guidance for addressing common security risks, including:

  • Social engineering attacks
  • breakthrough
  • Multiple malware
  • Spyware
  • Other potentially unwanted software.

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