UAE has solid infrastructure, the Government has invested heavily in infrastructure development, which has opened up its utilities and other infrastructure to greater private sector involvement also. The United Arab Emirates emerged as a business region with a vibrant free economy.
ISO/IEC 27001:2013 specifies the requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and continually improving an information security management system within the context of the organization. It also includes requirements for the assessment and treatment of information security risks tailored to the needs of the organization. The requirements set out in ISO/IEC 27001:2013 are generic and are intended to be applicable to all organizations, regardless of type, size or nature.
The goal of ISO 27001 is to provide a framework of standards for how a modern organization should manage their information and data. Risk management is a key part of ISO 27001, ensuring that a company or non-profit understands where their strengths and weaknesses lie. ISO maturity is a sign of a secure, reliable organization which can be trusted with data.
ISO 27001 – Certification Services
Certified compliance with ISO 27001 by an accredited and respected certification body is entirely optional but is increasingly being demanded from suppliers and business partners by organizations that are concerned about the security of their information, and about information risks throughout the supply chain/supply network. The certificate has marketing potential and brand value, demonstrating that the organization takes information security management seriously.
Once a certification body issues an ISO 27001 certificate to a company, it is valid for a period of three years, during which the certification body will perform surveillance audits to evaluate if the organisation is maintaining the ISMS properly, and if required improvements are being implemented in due time.
The ISO 27001 certification process is typically broken up into three phases:
- The organization hires a certification body who then conducts a basic review of the ISMS to look for the main forms of documentation.
- The certification body performs a more in-depth audit where individual components of ISO 27001 are checked against the organization’s ISMS. Evidence must be shown that policies and procedures are being followed appropriately. The lead auditor is responsible for determining whether the certification is earned or not.
- Follow-up audits are scheduled between the certification body and the organization to ensure compliance is kept in check.
Exsolution Group focus on policy structuring, planning, implementation, operational standards, improvement and management reviews as well as other tasks related to international standards and benchmarks, not only offering valuable insights and support to those who aim to obtain ISO 27001 certification, but also to those businesses who strive to maintain their status and excellence standards.
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