ISO/IEC 27001 was published collaboratively
by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the
International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) with the intent to help
organisations mitigate the risk of privacy and data breaches. Information
security breaches may result in the loss of millions, even billions of private organizational
records and sensitive customer data. Companies are under intense global
pressure to demonstrate they are effectively and competently safeguarding
against data breaches.
Companies worldwide, have responded to the pressures by implementing ISO/IEC 27001, the only auditable international standard that defines the requirements of an information security management system. It is a documented set of policies, procedures, processes and systems that manages the risks of data loss from cyber-attacks, hacks, data leaks or theft.
The ISO/IEC 27001 standard formally specifies the implementation of a management system and provides organizations with the requirements needed to bring information security risks under management control. The standard uses an integrated risk management framework of policies and procedures that includes all legal, physical and technical controls involved in an organization's management processes.
The standard applies to all organizations, regardless of size, industry or business type. Companies can use ISO/IEC 27001 certification to demonstrate the maturity of their information security environment, meet contractual obligations, or gain a competitive uniqueness.
Worldwide, suppliers and business partners concerned
with information security, throughout their supply chain or network, are
increasingly demanding certification to ISO/IEC 27001. Certification to ISO/IEC 27001 by an accredited and respected certification body, such as
Intertek, promotes an organisation's positive brand image and validates a commitment
to intently addressing information security management.
Intertek has helped organizations all over the world achieve ISO/IEC 27001 certification smoothly and efficiently. We've done more than issue a certificate: we've given them the tools to minimize security risks to the business. Our third-party auditing services provide an independent assurance that your customers and stakeholders demand.
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