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The ISO/IEC 27000 Family of Information Security Standards

The ISO (International Organization for Standardization) and the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) provide a globally recognized framework for best-practice information security management: the ISO/IEC 27000 family of mutually supporting information security standards (also known as the ISO 27000 series).

This page provides information about the ISO 27000 family of standards and the benefits they bring, a list of published and planned standards, and links to our webshop.


Why use an ISO/IEC 27000-series standard?

Information security is of paramount importance to all organizations, regardless of size, sector, or complexity. With the increasing development of, and reliance on, information technology, it is imperative that organizations protect their critical data assets both for their own operational needs and to ensure the continuing confidence of their clients, customers, and partners.

Organizations that align their information security practices with an ISO/IEC 27000-series standard can:

  • Secure their critical assets
  • Maintain their secure posture by having a continual improvement process in place
  • Manage risks more effectively
  • Improve and maintain customer confidence
  • Demonstrate conformance to international best practice
  • Avoid brand damage, loss of earnings, or potential regulatory fines
  • Evolve their information security posture alongside technological developments

As threats continue to evolve, we need to continually improve our defenses. New standards are developed to address such changing requirements.

Below is a list of the ISO 27000-series standards that are currently in development.


What is ISO/IEC 27001?

The mainstay of the ISO 27000 series is ISO/IEC 27001:2013 (also known as ISO 27001), which sets out the requirements against which an organization's ISMS (information security management system) can be audited and certified. All the other standards in the ISO 27000 family are non-iterative codes of practice, which provide best-practice guidelines that organizations may follow in whole or in part and that support ISO 27001.

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ISO 27001 implementation bundles

We have created four implementation bundles that you can use to implement ISO 27001 at a speed and for a budget appropriate to your needs and preferred project approach.

Each fixed-price solution is a combination of products and services that can be accessed online and deployed by any company in the world.

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