ISO 27001 is an international management standard that provides a proven framework for managing information security, using an integrated set of recommended policies, procedures, documents and technology in the form of an ISMS (information security management system).
An ISMS is a system that helps to manage, monitor, audit and improve your organisation’s information security practices in one place, consistently and cost-effectively.
Through its all-encompassing approach, an ISMS aligned to ISO 27001 can help an organisation protect all of its corporate information and intellectual property, not just its personal data.
ISO 27001 compliance means a business has taken steps to regularly identify and manage its data security risks. In so doing, it is able to keep up with constantly evolving data security threats.
ISO 27001 provides guidance for implementing appropriate measures to mitigate those risks, with recommended technical measures in line with the requirements of the GDPR.
An ISO 27001-compliant ISMS not only delivers a set of appropriate technical controls, policies and procedures, processes for monitoring, and continual improvement but also promotes a culture and awareness of information security that makes sure data security is entrenched across the business
Obtaining certification to ISO 27001 provides independent assurance that your ISMS has been tested and audited in accordance with internationally accepted standards for good information security practice.
Achieving ISO 27001 certification can also provide convincing evidence that you have taken the necessary measures to comply with the data security requirements of the GDPR.
Credit : IT Governance UK