ISO 27001 is an international security standard that requires an organization to establish, maintain and continually improve an information security management system (ISMS). The goal of ISO 27001 is to ensure that the mechanisms in place adequately protect the Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability of an organization’s network and data.
ISO 27001 is comprised of clauses and security controls divided up over 14 different security control categories. An organization must meet all the requirements set forth in the standard and be independently audited at regular intervals to validate proper ongoing implementation. The goal of ISO 27001 is to ensure that the mechanisms in place adequately protect the Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability of an organization’s network and data.
Some of the reasons organizations choose to pursue ISO 27001 certification, include:
- Complying with contractual/legal requirements and avoid fines
- Gaining a competitive advantage by validating your compliance and receiving certification
- Decreasing incidents, breaches and fines by improving your security posture
- Protecting your reputation by decreasing the occurrence/magnitude of incidents
The GAI cyber team is comprised of both certified Lead Implementors and Lead Auditors to support your organization’s ISO 27001 needs. Our team can help build out your program and develop all the policies, processes and structures, as well as recommending control mechanisms tailored to your organization’s environment. We will ensure that your audit goes smoothly and can facilitate all interactions with your auditor. GAI Cyber partners with several different accredited certification bodies that we leverage to provide independent ISO 27001 audit and certification.