ISO 27001 is a standard by ISO which sets out the requirements for Information security management system (ISMS). In ISO 27001 the term information is not only referred to the data stored in electronic communication devices, here information is referred as an asset including the business ideas, drawings, knowledge imparted, paper media etc. Hence it becomes prime focus of organization to consider information as an asset and safeguard their business information as they secure other assets. The standard under its 10 clauses neatly describes the guidelines to achieve security of information in the management system.
Many companies step back assuming that this an IT standard and probably only limited to IT industry but the standard is all about securing information, information is there everywhere, in every sort of business, even in non-IT businesses. ISO 27001 is a tool with the help of which you can achieve security of business information.
Since the standard has simple guidelines, annex SL structure and descriptive controls present in annex A of the standard which makes easy to understand the terms and implement the standard in their organizations. The core knowledge of their own business is the only crucial factor necessary to facilitate implementing this standard.
ISO 27001 is also a management system standard and can be implemented along with other standards like 9001, 14001, 45001 etc. in all companies small or big. The scope can be determined initially and the standard provides flexibility to the companies for implementing the standard in their desired department, branch, and sub department.
ISO 27001 certification in Saudi Arabia is one of the chief elements which will boost up your organization’s economy. ISO is an abbreviation of international organization for standardization which involves in only publishing the standards and it does not issue the certification to the organization.