General 3min de Leitura - 18 de September de 2020

ISO 27000: the advantages of information security certification for your business

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You may have heard of terms like ISO 9000 and ISO 14000, which are respectively international certifications for quality management and environmental management for companies. Brands that meet these standards often display stamps that inform all audiences that they are in line with international standards and practices. Customers, suppliers, employees and future customers value businesses that are at this level. After all, they are synonymous with concern for quality, innovation and the environment.

There is also an international certification that deals with information security in companies. It is ISO 27000, focused on the Information Security Management System (ISMS), and has ISO 27001 and ISO 27002 as its most well-known standards. Its whole concept is related to information security in the most varied formats. It was designed to be applicable to all types and sizes of companies, from multinationals companies to small and medium enterprises.

Which companies can be ISO 27000 certified?

As stated, companies of all sizes and sectors can adopt practices and solutions to obtain ISO 27000. After all, whatever the size and the industry, there will be a perception of differential attributed to the achievement of the seal, issued by an organization of international standardization. Certification brings reliability and creates a good image of credibility. Another advantage is that ISO 27000 is highly compatible with ISO 9000, making internal processes even more efficient and safe.

Family dedicated to security

Actually ISO 27000 is not a standard, but a set of certifications – or, as is common to hear, a family. In this way, each member of the family receives a unique denomination and specific objectives. There are more than 40 standards, which were developed based on procedures for implementation in companies, with some also dedicated exclusively to certain market segments. An example is ISO 27011, which addresses information security management for telecommunications companies, while ISO 27015 is dedicated to business in the financial services industry. There are others focused on specific information technology topics, such as controls for cloud computing (ISO 27017) and network security (ISO 27033). Below we will see the best-known standards of the ISO 27000 family:

ISO 27000: provides an overview of the concept. It acts as an introductory standard, which brings with it a glossary of terms that it prepares for the following certifications.

ISO 27001: deals with the requirements for an Information Security Management System (ISMS). The ISMS is an essential part of the company’s management, and is based on business risk approaches in order to establish, implement, operate, monitor, review, maintain and improve information security. In this way, it acts as the main standard that the enterprise must use to obtain business certification in information security management. Click here and see the post we made with further details about ISO 27001

ISO 27002: it is a document of practices that contains a set of controls that support the application of the Information Security Management System in the company. Thus, there are professional certifications for this ISO, where the criteria for assessing whether or not a person is qualified to receive that certificate are inspected with proof. Click here and see the post we made with other details about ISO 27002

ISO 27003: as an implementation guide, it has the set of detailed guidelines for the adoption of the ISMS. The difference for the 27001, which offers the requirements, is that it contains a detailed guidance.

For what other reasons should my company adhere to ISO 27000?

The implementation of ISO 27000 is the type of initiative that offers an excellent return on investment, manifesting itself both in building a good image for the brand and in the company’s internal organization. In both cases, the benefits end up translating into reduced costs and better market presence.

This is most evident within companies that need to comply with regulations related to data protection, privacy and information technology governance – such as business in the financial sector or healthcare. After all, ISO 27000 can offer methodologies that make it possible to treat information security in a more efficient way.

From the LGPD’s point of view, ISO 27000 means an extra differentiator. After all, practically every company deals with some level of confidential information (addresses, phone numbers, emails, social security numbers, bank details). In the eyes of customers, the idea of ​​having a seal of this magnitude focused exclusively on the security of the information he provides – especially in times of data leaks, reported almost daily in the mainstream media, is pleasing.

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