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What is ISO 27001?

The ISO 27001 is an international standard for Information Security Management System. It was published in October 2005. Its purpose, as defined by the International Organization for Standardization, is to “provide a model for establishing, implementing, operating, monitoring, reviewing, maintaining, and improving an Information Security Management System."

The organization further says, “The design and implementation of an organization's ISMS is influenced by their needs and objectives, security requirements, the process employed and the size and structure of the organization."

The 27001 Certification UAE defines the 'process approach' as "The application of a system of processes within an organization, together with the identification and interactions of these processes, and their management." The PDCA, Plan-Do-Check-Act model is applied by it to structure the processes...

Who is it applicable to ?

Organizations that use internal or external computer systems or processes, depend on IT for their activities or simply want to adopt information security (IS) most commonly apply for this standard’s certification. In organizations such as BPO, health, IT sector and finance companies, where information has to be protected, this standard certification makes an ideal choice.

Organizations of all types, sectors and sizes located anywhere in the world can get this certification.

What are the benefits of this certification?

The benefits include faster and easier recovery from attacks, IS risks and its mitigation’s systematic identification, adherence to contractual and legal requirements, lower computer risk insurance premium, implementation of an information security methodology that is structured and internationally recognized, business continuity plans’ availability (especially helpful in case of natural and manmade disasters), decreased risks from hackers’ attacks, and better protection of confidential data.

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