ISO 27001 – Getting a grip on Information Security
There are many dangers when handling information. Some may be a hazard to the continued existence of your company. An information security management system (ISMS) according to ISO 27001 lets you take charge by identifying threats and weaknesses.
With this knowledge, you create strong protective shields and transform weaknesses into strengths. Show those strengths – with a DQS certificate for your ISMS. This proves to your customers, the general public and government that in your company, information security is not a weak spot. And it turns risks into success factors.
Information is a corporate asset!
No different from know-how or material resources, data systems and networked information are part of an organization’s treasure chest. To protect them from theft or just careless actions, make use of ISO 27001 and its preventative approach, in order to put preventative measures before corrective ones.
With the international standard as a guiding principle for management, you succeed in safeguarding the goals of confidentiality, availability, integrity, authenticity and reliability of information. To put it more clearly: you actively protect yourself against external disturbances, technical faults, negligence, espionage or misuse of information, while increasing legal certainty and reducing liabilities.
Good news for quality managers: ISO 27001 fits the concept
You are already profiting from a quality management system according to ISO 9001, but want to pay more attention to information security? In that case, the strategic enhancement of your QM system by integrating an ISMS is the next logical step. Such integration is even easier, because ISO 27001 is structured much like ISO 9001. In addition, your QM system will receive new impulses for the interaction of processes. An ISMS treats information transfer issues with the objective of avoiding system discontinuities, thus increasing process efficiency.
Here’s how it works
Approach a stable ISMS step by step. Your guideline for this: ISO 27001. Increase awareness for pitfalls in handling information. Analyze processes – and take customer expectations into account, as well. Identify threats – and weigh them by incidence rate. Eliminate or minimize risks before they have negative effects. Introduce supportive security measures, e.g. for the power supply or access regulations. Afterwards, the logical next step is a certification audit. As an independent third party, we prove that you conform to the norm – and thereby create trust both internally and externally.
An ISMS according to ISO 27001 strengthens your organization in an essential aspect: information security. The DQS certificate is proof positive of the effectiveness of your security measures.