ISO 27001:2013 is one among the 22,000 ISO standards published by ISO to date, in this blog I will be explaining to you about the implementation of ISO 27001 certification in Qatar. We will not only restrict this topic to the same but also discuss its specifications, advantages of getting ISO 27001 certified, and many more which in some way I believe will clear some of your doubts regarding this topic. Let me start by explaining about ISO, ISO stands for International Organization for Standardization which is the most popular and trusted organization at the global level which is involved in the process of setting standards that are market relevant and help consumers as well as manufacturers. It is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, and has members from across 165 countries that meet annually at the General Assembly.
Specifics of ISO 27001:2013
ISO 27001:2013 (Information Security Management System) standard is dedicated to those organizations who wish to keep the data of their organization safe and secured under management control. It sets guidelines for keeping effective data management policies in place so that the data of the organization cannot be modified, altered, or deleted without the intervention of moderators.
Data safety is a very crucial aspect for any organization, with continuous advancement in technology and an increase in the number of active internet users, data theft has become a serious issue in recent times. So, the need of the hour is to have a better data architecture that complies with international policies, hence ISO 27001 in Qatar helps achieve this feat in The state of Qatar.
Audit Process for ISO 27001
There are three steps (general) of the external audit process for ISO 27001 (Information Security Management System).
It is a preliminary process and a kind of informal review that helps to understand the data and security policies of the organization. This step helps auditors as well as the organization to get familiarize with the data management and information security policies of the organization.
This step is a more formal documentation process where compliance with the Information Security Management System (ISMS) is checked with the organization, as a data security team review, the data policies, and all the shortcomings are rectified and made to comply with ISO norms.
After both the process of preliminary examination and completion of audit reports, finally, the organization is ISO 27001:2013 certified and provided with the certification.
There’s an additional step which is the follow-up, which is a kind of review in which the compliance of the organization to the standard is reviewed and it is done annually during the lifetime of the certification.
Benefits of getting ISO 27001 certified
It has multiple benefits which help organizations a lot to monitor their policies.
· It helps to achieve strong data management and information security policies for the organization.
· It helps them in their customer relationships as customers might feel confident that their data is in safe hands and it cannot be misused.
· It helps you to stand on a global scale with the reputed organizations as you have complied with international norms.
· It saves you from the public embarrassment of malware attacks on your systems.
Fun Fact: There are around 4.66 billion active internet users around the globe (50% of the world’s population uses the internet). This increases the data flowing around the World Wide Web which increases the chances of more cybercrimes, data theft, and many more such things. So, it is very important to set regulations for those organizations and authorities that deal with data to comply with globally accepted data policies. ISO 27001:2013 is one such standard that fits the need and is globally recognized standard, set up by ISO, there are many other ISO certification in Qatar that solves many other problems like this. If you want to get your organization ISO certified you must know that ISO doesn’t provide certificates. It only sets standards; certificates are provided by external bodies.
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