Most companies will have some form of formal process in place to manage information security. These controls are necessary as information is one of the most valuable assets that a business can own. However, to make sure the process and policies in place are effective, we first need to determine how well they are organised and monitored. The ISO 27001 standard was introduced to address the issues and policies surrounding data and information protection in businesses. It covers everything from how removable media (USB, CD’s etc.) can be used, to security in a physical location. It shows your current clients and prospective ones, you care about them and their data.
ISO 27001 specifies a management system that brings information security under explicit management control. ISO 27001 mandates specific requirements. A company that claims to have adopted the ISO 27001 standard can formally be audited and certified compliant with the standard.
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