ISO 27001 Information Security (ISMS)

What is ISO 27001 ISMS?

ISO 27001 specifies the management of Information Security. Applicable to all sectors of industry and commerce, it is not confined just to information held on electronic systems, but addresses the security of information in whatever form it is held.

Information is now globally accepted as being a vital asset for most organizations and businesses. As such, the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of vital corporate and customer information may be essential to maintain competitive edge, cash-flow, profitability, legal compliance and commercial image. ISO 27001 is intended to assist with this task. It is easy to imagine the consequences for an organization if its information was lost, destroyed, corrupted, burnt, flooded, sabotaged or misused. In many cases it can (and has) led to the collapse of companies.

ISO 27001 is part of the ISO 27000 series, the generic name given to a family of international standards developed to provide a framework around which an information security management system can effectively be implemented. These standards are given below:


  1. The organization has confidence that it has done the right things to provide control over activities that affect food safety. The system is well-planned, monitored, audited (internally and externally), and measured, and feedback is provided in a timely manner to decision makers.
  2. ISO 22000 includes--but goes beyond--existing HACCP programs. HACCP programs are excellent and work very well to prevent food safety problems, but they are not supported by an overarching systematic approach that includes many of the components extracted from ISO 9001.
  3. ISO 27000 – ISMS Introduction & Vocabulary
  4. ISO 27001 – ISMS Requirements (revised BS 7799 Part 2:2005)
  5. ISO 27002 – Code of practice for information security management
  6. ISO 27003 – ISMS implementation guidance
  7. ISO 27004 – Information security metrics and measurements
  8. ISO 27005 – Information security risk management
  9. ISO 27006 – Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of information security management systems

ISO 27000 is maintained by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and is administered by accreditation and certification bodies. The standards are revised every few years to keep them up-to-date.


Benefits of ISO 27001 Implementation & Certification:

There are following a few benefits of ISMS implementation and certification.

Customers, employees, trading partners and stakeholders are comforted in the knowledge that your management information and systems are secure.

  1. Demonstrates credibility and trust.
  2. Cost savings – even a single information security breach can involve significant expense.
  3. Establishes that relevant laws and regulations are being adhered to.
  4. Shows that a commitment to Information Security exists at all levels throughout an organization.

Why FDS company?

FDS Company provides expert consulting, training and auditing services for the ISO 27001Information Security management system standard. Our focus is on providing timely and cost-effective solutions for your system development, implementation, training and auditing needs.


Key Elements of Consulting ISO 14001

  • Gap Assessments
  • Project Planning and Organization
  • Process Identification and Documentation
  • System Development and Implementation
  • Management System Documentation
  • Documentation Reviews
  • Pre-Assessments
  • Support during the Certification Process
  • Continual Improvement Process