Why is 27001 Certification necessary and how to complete the procedure?
The information you hold as an organization is crucial. It may be relevant to your client, employees or your brand image, all the information is prone to risks of data leak. To stay safeguarded, it is required to adopt ISO 27001 practices and get the certification.
Recently, Vrinda Techapps has decided to go for this certification for our famous legal process automation product Anvi Legal. While doing so, we decided to aware our peers about the same. So, here is everything you need to know:
What is ISO 27001?
ISO 27001 has been recognized across the globe a standard of risk management of the information. In the age of internet and cloud, the crucial data is available over various channels and that is why you need ISO 27001 certification.
Why ISO 27001?
The whole purpose of ISO 27001 Certification ensures your clients, employees and your entire organization that your operations comply with information security standards. It helps you place an Information Security Management System in place.
If you are an ISO 27001 certified organization, you promise to
It is an important certification that builds the trust for the long-term association.
How to complete the procedure of ISO 27001?
• Develop an ISMS strategy
ISMS strategy is the high-level document of information security soft spots. You and your team need to brainstorm to identify the data leak points. This defines your targets and helps you strategize what needs to be done to keep the information secure.
• Identify the Risk
It will need a little hard work. While ISMS strategy was a cursory look, Identifying risk needs a deep dive into the entire system to identify the vulnerabilities of the entire system. Some risks may be acceptable and some may not be. It is the step to segment each detail.
• Treat the risk
After a thorough risk identification, you need to devise a risk treatment methodology. Every company’s information is at risk but knowing how to treat the risk if the need arises must be in place.
• Implementation of SOA
It is the extension of Risk treatment plan where you work on Statement of Applicability and offer it a more practical form of the budgeting and coordination.
• Implementation of controls
If you are a big cooperation, this is going to be a painful task as you need to ensure each department and each employee adheres to the SOA to ensure you meet the standards of ISO 27001 compliance.
• Make your ISMS operational and monitor it
Now that everything is in place and your employees and clients are well aware of security standards they need to follow, you need to ensure it becomes a routine.
Surprise audits and detailed audits will help you monitor how compliant are your work procedures with your ISMS.
If you are part of the Management team, it is your task to ensure ISMS is being followed and everyone is adhering to the duties.
Anything that is going wrong or going off-track must be corrected with immediate effect. For that, you need to stay alert. ISO 27001 is a complete compliance strategy right from identifying the information leak points and how they can be prevented and corrected.
It may be required for the Management to stay on top of it as information leaks could mar the image of a brand significantly. ISO 27001 is a simple yet painstaking task. Once the compliance standards are in place, everything revolves around making sure the people adhere to the measures and they do use correction and prevention techniques from the SOA.
Bring your business to global standards with ISO 27001 certification!!