With so much business carried out online these days, businesses are finding themselves in possession of huge amounts of information and data. The management and protection of this information is critically important for businesses. Information security is not merely a concern for sectors such as banking or healthcare, it’s vitally important in every industry.
Information security management means making sure that information is correct, easily and readily accessible and confidentially stored. An Information Security Management System (ISMS) is a management system which works on the Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle of a Quality Management System. An ISMS includes operation controls, planning and risk assessment.
In October 2019, the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) issued its latest Information Security Management System Standard – ISO 27001:2013. This standard outlines how to implement a robust Information Security Management System as well as how to continually improve management.
By Alison Publisher S. M. Waqas Imam