What Is ISO 27001?

ISO 27001 is a global standard for controlling risks to the security of information held by an organisation that was released by the International Standardization Organization (ISO). The official name of the most recent iteration of this standard is ISO/IEC 27001:2013, which was released in 2013. The standard employs a process-based approach for implementing, establishing, monitoring, operating, preserving, and upgrading an Information Security Management System (ISMS) and offers a list of requirements for an ISMS.

Any size business in any industry can implement ISO 27001. It is particularly suited for safeguarding sensitive data in the banking, financial, health, public, and IT industries. The requirement also applies to businesses like data centres and IT outsourcing firms that handle large amounts of data or information on behalf of other companies.

Benefits of ISO 27001

  • Secures confidential information against constantly evolving threats.
  • Provides confidence to customers and stakeholders in terms of risk management.
  • Enforces a secure information exchange.
  • Gains cost savings from security incidents and inefficient solutions.
  • Acquire conformance with laws like the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union (EU GPDR).
  • Provides a competitive advantage over competitors.
  • Enhances customer satisfaction and customer retention.
  • Manages and minimises risk exposure through fraud, information loss, disclosure and cyber-attacks.
  • Builds a culture of security, high employee ethics and efficient processes.
  • Improves consistency in service or product delivery.
  • Protects the company, assets, shareholders and directors.

Why Become ISO 27001 Certified In Malaysia?

The standard gives businesses the knowledge they need to protect their most precious data, and a company can also become certified against ISO 27001. This way, this certification demonstrates to its clients and business partners that it is committed to securing their information.

Additionally, individuals can demonstrate their qualifications to future employers by becoming ISO 27001-certified by completing a course and exam.

The fundamental objective of ISO 27001 is to protect three types of information:

  • Confidentiality: Only those who have been given permission may access information.
  • Integrity: The information can only be modified by authorized individuals.
  • Availability: The data must be available to authorized individuals at all times.
 

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Frequently Asked Questions

1What is ISO27001?
The international standard ISO 27001:2013 offers a framework for Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) to ensure information integrity, confidentiality, and accessibility while maintaining legal compliance. Protecting your most important assets, such as customer and employee data, brand reputation, and other sensitive information requires ISO 27001 accreditation.
The GDPR and potential security concerns like personal data breaches, misuse, cybercrime, vandalism/terrorism, fire/damage, theft, and viral attacks can all be addressed with ISO 27001.
2Who does ISO 27001 apply to?
The standard gives businesses the knowledge they need to protect their most precious data, and a company can also become certified against ISO 27001. This way, this certification demonstrates to its clients and business partners that it is committed to securing their information.
Additionally, individuals can demonstrate their qualifications to future employers by becoming ISO 27001-certified by completing a course and exam.
3What benefits will it bring to my business?
The fundamental objective of ISO 27001 is to protect three types of information:
  • Confidentiality: Only those who have been given permission may access information.
  • Integrity: The information can only be modified by authorized individuals.
  • Availability: The data must be available to authorized individuals at all times.

There are four key business advantages that a company can obtain by implementing this data security principle:
Comply with legal obligations – There is a growing number of laws, rules, and contractual requirements linked to information security. Fortunately, this can be resolved by applying ISO 27001, which provides you with the ideal approach to comply with all of them.
Gain a competitive edge – If your business receives certification while your competitors do not, you may stand out to clients concerned about the security of their personal information.
Lower costs – The fundamental goal of ISO 27001 is to avoid security incidents, and every occurrence has a financial impact, no matter how little. Therefore, your business will make significant financial savings by avoiding them. The investment in ISO 27001 is significantly less than the cost reductions you'll realize, which is the most enjoyable part.
Improved organization – rapidly expanding businesses frequently lack time to clearly describe their processes and procedures. As a result, staff members lack an understanding of what has to be done, when, and by whom—implementing ISO 27001 aids in resolving such issues since it pushes businesses to document their essential procedures (even those unrelated to security), allowing them to cut down on employee downtime.
4Should I get certified?
Certification to ISO 27001 is not required, and you can use the standard to improve your work without accreditation.
Achieving certified ISO 27001 accreditation demonstrates your organization's commitment to upholding the industry's leading information security practices. Moreover, ISO 27001 certification offers you a professional assessment of your firm's information security level. Continue reading to learn about more advantages of ISO 27001 certification.
5How long is the process?
Depending on their size and complexity, most organizations can anticipate achieving certification in 3 to 6 months with the proper planning and understanding of what is necessary for ISO27001 certification.
6What is the cost?
The cost varies depending on your certification scope, complexity of the process and company / organization size.

Steps To Certification

  • 1Request for Quotation

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  • 2Make Appointment with Our Consultant

    Receive your first-round free consultation
  • 3Introduction to ISO Training

    Help your organization to demonstrate commitment towards quality and customer satisfaction.
  • 4Documents Preparation & Implementation

    Identify documents that are needed for your Quality System and Production or Service Processes; start to implement.
  • 5Internal & External Audit

    To confirm that your Management System (QMS) is properly established and maintained while meeting the international standard.
  • 6Get Certified & Impress Your Client

    Show off your certificate on your website and sales collateral.
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