IT Security Management System – Why Organizations Must Implement ISO 27001:2013 Certification?

IT Security Management System Certification in UAE is the most in-demand ISO Certification Standard.

The ISO 27001:2013 Standard requires the implementation of an information security management system that is aimed at eliminating the risk of a cyber-attack and achieve business continuity for the organization.

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ISO 27001:2013 – Key Highlights

The ISO 27001:2013 Standard consists of a framework and documented system of controls and management for reducing the risk of a potential data hack. Also, the IT Services Management System demonstrates the ability to:

  • Ensure information accuracy and authorized access for users
  • Reduce the risk of cyber attacks
  • Implement industry best practices complaint to international ISO standards.
  • identify risks, taking corrective actions, and limit the cybersecurity risk for the organization.

Why choose ISO 27001:2013 Certification for your Organization?

IT Services Standard Certification enables an organization to improve its system capabilities to achieve the following objectives:

  • Increased reliability and security of system and information
  • Improved customer and business partner confidence
  • Better address Customer requirements by centralizing IT systems and operations for faster information retrieval
  • Create a well-documented IT Service Management Policy manual to optimize the system network 
  • Improved management processes and integration with corporate risk strategies.

10 Easy Steps in getting ISO 27001:2013 Certification

Step 1 – Get an understanding of the ISO 27001:2013 Standard

Understand the scope of the IT Management System Certification and appoint an expert ISO Consultant who will assist your team in the successful implementation of the standard.

The Consultant will assess the current state and provide corrective actions to comply with the ISO Certification Standard.

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ISO 27001:2013 Standard Certification in Dubai

Share the gap analysis report and corrective actions with the top management and get the approvals for implementing the Information Security Management System (ISMS).

It helps to prevent cyber-attacks and loss of reputation among the stakeholders and the public.

Step 2: Prepare a Scope Document and Objectives

Preparing the project objectives and overall scope of the implementation project is essential.

The exact time frame, project cost, level of external support required, etc., is essential for the successful implementation of the ISO 27001:2013 Standard.

Step 3. Draft a Management Framework

Prepare a framework that will cover the organization’s objectives and ISO 27001 compliance guidelines.

This is more like a project plan with assigning responsibilities, auditing requirements, and proposed process improvements and scheduling of activities.

Step 4. Conduct a risk assessment

Analyze the current system and identify the vulnerabilities in the system and conduct a risk analysis.

Prepare the list of risk mitigation controls required at each stage of the system setup and implement the control points.

Step 5. Implement the risk Controls and Process Improvements

Set up the access control points in the system by complying with the ISO 27001 guidelines and optimize the system security to improve the overall efficiency.

The control points will ensure to detect any vulnerabilities in the system and flag to avoid a potential server hack.

Step 6. Conduct Awareness Training for Employees

Once the system is in place, train the employees about the latest changes and the action plan for continuous improvement.

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The success of ISO 27001:2013 Certification depends on the employees who work with the IT System.

Effective use of the IT System by complying with the quality policies determine the success rate of the IT security certification process.

Step 7. Prepare and Update the Quality Manual Documentation

Quality Manual documentation is a must-have. It is where all the process improvement, corrective actions, vulnerable areas, complying policies, and procedures are recorded.

It must be updated and reviewed periodically by the IT team to ensure the system is in line with ISO 27001:2013 Certification Standard,

Step 8. Measure the Performance of the ISMS

To ensure continuous improvement, constantly measure the performance of the Information Security Management System.

Check for compliance and the existing control points and processes.

Step 9. Conduct Internal Audit

Once the ISMS System is optimized and the quality manual is updated and reviewed, proceed to the internal auditing phase.

The ISO Consultant will assess the system control points and overall system operations and checks for any non-conformity with the ISO Standard guidelines.

If any further corrective actions are to be made, the Internal Auditor will make remarks and share a report for the amendments.

Step 10. Certificate Registration

Once the internal auditor approved the Information Security Management System, the company can be registered for the ISO 27001:2013 Certification by an authorized Certification body.

The Certification Body will conduct an audit and ensures all the changes are amended and the system is 100% compliant with ISO Standards.

The Certification body also checks whether the practice of continuous improvement is followed by analyzing the assessment reports, quality manuals, process improvements recorded.

Once, the assessment is complete, the Certification is issued to the company for 3 years subject to a yearly audit for a compliance check.

To know more about ISO 27001:2013 Certification in UAE, talk to our team right away!

Contact: Aurion ISO Consultants

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