What an ISMS is and the six primary advantages of adopting the international standard

Those new to the information security industry may wonder why experts advise them to implement an ISMS. Here's why.


ISMS (Information Security Management System) is a systematic approach to managing information security in an organization.


It’s a centrally managed framework that enables you to manage, monitor, review and improve your information security practices in one place.


It includes policies, procedures, and controls that are intended to achieve three information security goals:


  • Confidentiality: ensuring that data is only accessible to authorized individuals.

  • Integrity: ensuring that data is accurate and complete.

  • Availability: ensuring that data is accessible when needed.

Developing an Information Security Management System (ISMS) Using ISO 27001


ISO 27001 is the international standard to be followed when developing and maintaining an ISMS. Because the Standard provides such a clear framework, the process of implementation is relatively straightforward; all that is required of you is to adhere to its recommendations.


However, this does not ensure that it will be an easy task. You will need to delegate the implementation project to a small team, and you should give that team anywhere from a few months to a couple of years to complete it.


As businesses become more competitive, the importance of achieving ISO 27001 certification is growing. Cybercrime and data breaches pose a real threat to every organization today; however, an information security management system (ISMS) that complies with ISO 27001 can assist in mitigating some of these dangers.


Here are 6 reasons your organization should implement ISMS:




Any company seeking ISO 27001 certification must be prepared to go through the certification process. With the help of our training, consulting, tools, and advice, we'll get you up to speed on ISO 27001. We offer ISO 27001 Advisory services to assist you in establishing, implementing, operating, monitoring, reviewing, maintaining, and promoting your organization's information security management system.


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