Is the standard that relates to Information Security. It will help your business to manage security assets, including financial information, intellectual property, employee details or information entrusted to you by a third party.
What the standard consists of:
Most organisations today have an ever increasing amount of information at their disposal. This information is an extremely valuable asset whether it is in paper form, stored on pc's, laptops, tablets, smartphones or in the cloud.
It is however subject to threats of attack, error and even nature (flood or fire).
For example, what would happen to your business if a disgruntled employee took all your valuable sales or financial data to a rival oganisation? Consider for a moment how would this impact on your organisation.
Or what if you had a fire in the office which destroyed your paper files and computers? The equipment could be easily replaced but what about the information?
You need to ensure that you are doing everything you can at all times to minimize the risks of losing this data.
This is where an Information Security Management System (ISMS) becomes a necessity, to ensure that your organisation can continue to operate effectively. Without effective procedures in place your organisation is at risk, which could ultimately lead to failure and the loss of valuable customers. The average cost of dealing with such an incident can be as high as £10,000 to £20,000 for a serious breach.
What is ISMS?
Put into simple terms it is how an organisation treats and manages its risks on the information it holds. You have to have effective procedures in place to ensure the information is adequately protected. This is done by monitoring, reviewing, maintaining and improving the system.
Who it is applicable to?
ISO 27001 is suitable for any size company in any sector. The standard is particularly suitable where the protection of information is critical, such as in the finance, health, public and IT sectors. It is also highly effective for organisations that manage information on behalf of others as it can be used to assure customers that their information is being protected to the highest standard.
What are the benefits?
The benefits of standardisation and implementation of ISO 27001 are wide and varied. Although specific benefits may vary between organisations, the most common benefits are that it:
• Provides a valuable framework for resolving security issues;
• Enhances confidence & perception of your organisation;
• Provides confidence that you have managed risk in your own security implementation;
• Assists in the development of best practice;
• Can often be a deciding differentiators between competitors;
• Can lead to cost savings;
• Establishes that relevant legislations and regulations are being met.
What AW ISO offer:
AWISO consultants will help you to evaluate the levels of information security risk involved within your business processes. From this a treatment plan will be generated, detailing security control measures to be taken in order to counter any potentisl risks identified.
AWISO consultants will help you to implement the security improvements.
AWISO Consultants have extensive experience and can provide informed and practical solutions to issues that may arise in any area of the standard.
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