ISO 27001 vs ISO 27002: How to Prepare For Your ISO Certification
The International Standardization Organization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).is constantly working to improve the quality of international cybersecurity standards across industries and the globe. Preparing for your certification ahead of time requires a little work and planning, but we’ve got you covered.
ISO/IEC certification is a seal of approval from an accredited certification body that assures an organization complies with the international standards developed and published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). ISO/IEC 27000 series is the information security management system family of standards. This article focuses on ISO/IEC 27001 and ISO/IEC 27002, which are the organizational standards for information security management and control implementation respectively.
What is ICO/IEC 27001?
ISO/IEC 27001 is a standard used by organizations worldwide of various sizes and market sectors to establish, implement, maintain, and continuously improve the Information Security Management System (ISMS). It is the world’s best-known standard for an ISMS.
According to one of SCA’s technical experts, “Fundamentally the information security management system preserves the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information by applying a number of management processes and security controls with leadership and risk management being at its core. This provides confidence to the organization and other interested parties that information security risks are adequately managed.”
Unlike some other control frameworks ISO/IEC 27001 recognizes the limitation on the level of security that can be achieved by only applying controls and to be effective it should include appropriate management activities and organizational processes. Many other standards and frameworks adopt some of the principles used in ISO 27001