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ISO 27001

ISO 27001 part of a growing family of ISO standards, the 'ISO 27000 series is an information security management system (ISMS) standard published in October 2005 by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

Its full name is ISO/IEC 27001:2005 - Information technology -- Security techniques -- Information security management systems -- Requirements but it is commonly known as "ISO 27001". An Information Security Management System (ISMS) provides a systematic approach to managing sensitive information in order to protect it. It encompasses employees, processes and information systems.

The objective of the standard itself is to "provide a model for establishing, implementing, operating, monitoring, reviewing, maintaining, and improving an Information Security Management System ISO 27001 defines comprehensive requirements for an ISMS that deals with all the technical and Human aspects in information security in all its operational processes. Companies can be independently audited to ISO 27001and achieve registration to show their customers, partners and regulatory bodies that their processes are secure in handling information.ISO 27001 refers to ISO 17799 for implementation guidance and includes an abstract of ISO 17799 as an appendix showing auditors the kinds of control to expect.

The goal of ISO 27001:2005 is to provide a common base for developing organizational information security policies and procedures.

Benefits of ISO 27001:2005:

Formal recognition of competence of a laboratory by an accreditation body in accordance with international criteria has many advantages:

  • Systematic identification of Information Security Risks and its mitigation.
  • Availability of Business Continuity Plans in case of manmade and natural disasters.
  • Potentially lower premium of computer risk insurance.
  • Better protection of confidential data and reduced risks from hackers’ attacks.
  • Faster and easier recovery from the attacks and improved ability to survive disasters.
  • Compliance with legal and contractual requirements.
  • A structured and globally recognized Information Security Methodology.

Who is it applicable to?

This standard can be used by any organization, institution or a company which uses internal or external computer systems/ possesses, depends on information technology to carry out its business activities, or simply wishes to adopt information security. ISO 27001 is suitable for all those organization where the protection of information is critical, such as in the IT sector, BPO, finance, health, irrespective to size, location of the organization. It can be used to assure customers that their information is being protected Organizations of all types, sectors and sizes can improve their performance through the implementation of this standard.

How can ISO - Kuwait help you to get ISO 27001 Certification?

ISO - Kuwait will assist your organization in ISO awareness training, documentation, implementation, internal auditing and overall process optimization as per ISO 27001 standard. ISO - Kuwait is a result oriented professional training and certification service providers, offering systematic approaches to improve quality and effectiveness of the system and enhance the productivity by offering systematic approaches. Our main objective is to help you and your organization improve profitability, through better utilization of all of your resources