ISO 27001 is a globally recognized standard for information security management. It outlines a systematic approach for managing and protecting sensitive information within an organization. The standard provides a framework of policies and procedures that ensure confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information.
ISO 27001 focuses on a risk management approach to information security, which involves identifying potential threats and vulnerabilities to information assets, assessing the likelihood and impact of those threats, and implementing appropriate controls to mitigate them.
The standard covers a wide range of information security topics, including access control, physical security, network security, incident management, business continuity planning, and compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.
Organizations that adhere to the ISO 27001 standard can benefit from improved security posture, reduced risk of data breaches, enhanced customer confidence, and increased business opportunities. To achieve certification, organizations must undergo an independent audit to demonstrate compliance with the standard.