We are well known about the ISO Standards in the Business Practice of the organization .an ISO Standards requirements and guidelines are playing a very important role in the business management system for each level of organization to enhance the overall performance of the organization, customer satisfaction, building up the credibility of the organization among the business community. An ISO standard is adopted by many organizations as per their requirement like ISO 9001 is adapted to implement the Quality management system for enhancement of customer satisfaction and ISO 45001 is implemented to enhance the occupational and health safety within the organization and to reduce the OHS hazards in the organization. Same as ISO 27001 is also adopted/implemented to reduce the Information security Risk and enhance the confidentiality, integrity, and credibility of organizations among the interested party.
An ISO 27001 can be adopted/implemented by any organization where information security is a concern. If we are an IT service provider, Software developer, Database handler, call center, Bank, or any other type of governmental or non-governmental organization, Large manufacturing organization, or Public Sector organization, where important information about the process, confidential information of the client or in all together we can say that information security is a concern for the organization. Then the organization needs to implement ISO 27001 (Information Security Management System) in the organization.
The best way to get ISO 27001 certificate for any organization is explained below.
Before proceeding with ISO 27001 certification, the organization has to work out the following
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First of all the organization needs to set the purpose that why they need information security in their organization – for example – if our organization provides the services for BULK mailing and SMS for those clients who make the transition from any bank. In this case, our organization has more confidential information like the client’s bank details and so on. This information is very confidential and we have been required to implement information security for our organization.
Before planning for taking the ISMS certification each organization needs to identify these sections for the best practices like Business continuity planning, System access control, and System acquisition. Development and maintenance, physical and environmental security, compliance, Information security incident management, personal security, Communication, and operational management, Assets classification and controls, and security policy.
Then identify the process involved in performing the desired company, first of all, we have required to identify the internal and external issues that can affect the organization, need, and expectation of interested parties like contractors or subcontractors, clients, stack holders, etc. For the implementation of ISMS in the organization most important part is to identify the statement of applicability, Risk assessment, and treatment, monitor risk, and control if any accidental condition occurs. In ISMS implementation we are using many technical assets and equipment, that helps us to access the process or services so it is also required for the assets control and monitoring process. The concept of Information security is used to provide confidentiality and integrity services to his clients.
Develop the information security Manual that should define the process of organization in line with ISO 27001 requirements. Establish and implement the information security policy and objective. In Information security policy, we cauterized it like Documented statements of the ISMS policy and objectives, Description of the risk assessment methodology, Establishing roles and responsibilities for information security, Ensuring that internal ISMS audits are conducted, Conducting management reviews of the ISMS, Ensuring that information security procedures support the business requirements, Where required, improve the effectiveness of the ISMS, Determining the necessary competencies for personnel performing work affecting the ISMS, information security procedure, etc.
Conduct the Internal Audit and Management review meeting on the implemented ISMS System.
ISO 27001 (ISMS) certification process – After implementation of ISMS and conducting Internal Audit & MRM, Apply to Certification Body for ISMS certification of the required organization. In internal ISMS audits at planned intervals to determine whether the control objectives, controls, processes, and procedures of its ISMS, Conform to the requirements of this International Standard and relevant legislation or regulations, The management responsible for the area being audited shall ensure that actions are taken without undue delay to eliminate detected nonconformities and their causes. Follow-up activities shall include the verification of the actions taken and the reporting of verification results. The concerned person (An Auditor) of the certification body will visit your company and conduct the Audit.
After the Audit, the Audit team leader will prepare the Audit report and submit it to the Certification Body for review and certification decision. Based on the certification decision the ISO 27001 certificate of your company/ organization shall be issued.
ISO certification cost any organization – In general practice the cost of certification shall be derived considering, Number of employees (Full time/ Part time/Subcontracted), Number of Sites or Brach of organization, risk level, used assets, and most important applicability of statement that is directly related to the nature of business and business process covered under the certification, number of the working shift, etc. The ISO cost of certification is not fixed it varies from organization to organization and certification body to certification body.
ISO Certification Body in India – There are many Certification Bodies in India – but it is advised to select that certification body – who have the accreditation from the accreditation body – that is a member of IAF. The second parameter for the selection of an ISO certification body is the cost of certification and if possible the service of the certification body is available in your area/city etc.