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What is ISO 27001:2013 and why is it good for your organization?
The International Standards Organization (ISO) 27001:2013 is the specification for an Information Security Management System (ISMS). The objective of the standard itself is to provide requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining, and continuously improving an ISMS. An ISMS is a systematic approach to managing sensitive company information so that it remains secure. It includes people, processes, and IT systems by applying a risk management process. An organization looking to become ISO 27001:2013 needs to make a strategic decision on its adoption, because the design and implementation of your ISMS is influenced by the organization’s needs and objectives, security requirements, organizational processes used, and size and structure of the organization. The main benefit of ISO 27001:2013 is that it gives you a reputation for being a safe and secure partner. Learn more about Security Compliance →
BENEFITS OF THE ISO CERTIFICATION
ISO 27001:2013 certification offers an internally recognized framework for protecting your information security. Becoming certified provides substantial benefit and security risk reduction for your organization:
Increased Customer Assurance
Organizations who follow ISO 27001:2013 have the security infrastructure that protects you and your customers from costly and disruptive security incidents and breaches.
Organizations that need a common ISMS approach by all its service providers including those in a supply chain will achieve consistency by using this model.
Improve Information Security and Data Protection Risk Controls
As a Service/IT Provider you can monitor, measure and review security and risk management processes quickly identifying problems before they become incidents and negatively impact yours and your customers organizations.
Create a Culture of Continual Improvement
With continual improvement as an important output of the ISMS, you can attain ever-increasing gains in savings of time, money and other resources. By making this the culture of your company, you can focus your workforce on improving the processes they are directly responsible for.
Engage Your People
Who better than the people working within a process to help find the best solutions for improving that process? By focusing your workforce on not only managing, but also improving the processes, they will be more engaged in the outcome of the organization.
As an ISO 27001:2013 certified organization you are instantly recognized as an organization that aspires to and follows industry best practices, a symbol of quality assurance to your current and future customers.
What is ISMS?
The ISO 27001:2013 standard has become the most popular information security standard in the world with hundreds of thousands of companies acquiring certification. The standard is routinely updated to ensure that it teaches companies how to protect themselves and mitigate risks against today’s current threats. There are now 114 controls in 14 clauses and 35 control categories; the 2005 standard had 133 controls in 11 groups.
These threats are among those the ISO 27001:2013 helps you plan for:
Errors related to integration with unprotected partnerships or warehouses
Internal data theft
Loss of data due to misuse or malfeasance
Misuse of information
Network breaches through third-party connections
Personal data breaches
State-sanctioned cyber attacks
Think of the security protocol as a mindset. ISO 27001:2013 doesn’t give you a step-by-step guide to protecting assets. Instead, it provides you with a framework that can be applied to any threats or risks you face. The framework can be tough to implement at first; however, proper training will keep your organization safe for long periods of time.
ISO 27001:2013 - Road to Certification!
WE WORK IN PARTNERSHIP WITH YOU
As an experienced ISO 27001:2013 consultant, Kreative applies QM Principles to our work. We integrate your Quality Management, Project Management, Engineering, and Service Delivery to create a culture of Excellence. We do this by employing best practices, techniques, and technology. We diligently work with you as a teaming partner to help design and develop standard organizational processes, allowing your businesses to go beyond process standards by looking at your business goals to establish performance targets that drive REAL results!
WE USE AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH
Kreative has prepared many companies, supported hundreds of ISO 27001:2013 external audits, and worked with many Certification Bodies (Registrars). We develop the techniques and tools to integrate most of your efforts across your organization and across other ISO models such as ISO 9001:2015 and 20000-1:2018, and the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Development and Services Models, at all Maturity Levels 2-5. We apply a level of organization that will keep your Audit on track and result in certification.
Kreative will work with you to set up document and database repositories to organize your business assets, providing easy access for everyone in your organization, as well as external auditors who will review these assets as part of the certification process.
Utilize Our In-House kARM (Audit Readiness Manager) Tool
Kreative understands the substantial effort and cost associated with preparing for external certifications and assessments. Our kARM tool allows an organization to organize according to each model, but more importantly, leverages its assets to satisfy the various requirements. For example, both the ISO and CMMI models focus on Project Management and your organization’s Project Management assets can be linked within the tool, saving you time, effort, and money.