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What Is ISO 27001?
ISO 27001, titled "Information Security Management - Specification With Guidance for Use", is the replacement for the original document, BS7799-2. It is intended to provide the foundation for third party audit, and is 'harmonized' with other management standards, such as ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.

The basic objective of the standard is to help establish and maintain an effective information management system, using a continual improvement approach. It implements OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) principles, governing security of information and network systems.


The Contents of the Standard?
The broad content is of course similar to the old BS7799. Included is:

  • Cross reference with ISO 27002 controls
  • Use of PDCA
  • Information Management System
  • Terms and definitions

ISO 27001 Certification
As with BS7799-2, a robust audit and certification scheme supports the standard. For those previously certified against BS7799, accredited certification bodies have established transitional arrangements. More detail and explanation is available on our specific certification page (see left hand panel)


The ISO 27000 Series
The final version of ISO 27001 was published in October 2005 to a great fanfare. It should be noted, however, that this was in fact only the first of a series of standards to support information security. Having stated this, it may well be the most important, at least from a 'top down' perspective, as it defines the information security management system.

The standard itself, and/or supporting documentation, can be obtained from any of the suppliers identifed on our Download Page.


Further Information
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