ISO/IEC 27001:2022 - Information Security Management System

What is ISO/IEC 27001:2022?

ISO/IEC 27001 is an internationally recognized and widely known standard that specifies requirements for Information Security Management Systems (ISMS), though there are more than a dozen standards in the ISO/IEC 27000 family. Using them enables organizations of any kind to manage the security of assets such as financial information, intellectual property, employee details or information entrusted by third parties.

ISO/IEC 27001 is the international standard that provides a framework for Information Security Management Systems to provide continued Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability i.e. CIA of information as well as legal compliance.

The current version of ISO/IEC 27001:2022 was released in October 2022. This standard was reviewed recently.

ISO/IEC 27001 provides requirements for organizations to establish, implement, maintain, and continually improve an Information Security Management System which serves as a guideline towards continually reviewing the safety of your information which will add value to services of your organization.

Benefits of ISO/IEC 27001:2022 Certification

ISO/IEC 27001 helps organizations to protect their customer information, which in turn brings many benefits where some benefits are mentioned below:
  • Improved Information Security
  • Increased Customer Satisfaction
  • Gain Competitive Advantage
  • Increased Attack Resilience
  • Increased Focus on Risks
  • Greater Compliance
  • Reduce the Costs of Information Security
  • Improved stakeholder relationships
  • International Recognition

Journey to ISO/IEC 27001:2022 Certification

ISO/IEC 27001 Certification is a 3rd party audit performed by MQA, during the audit we will verify that your organization is following the requirements of ISO/IEC 27001, if received positive results then we will issue an ISO/IEC 27001 certificate. This certification is then maintained through annual surveillance audits by MQA, with re-certification of the ISO/IEC 27001 Certification after three years. See below cycle to know how you can get started on the road to certification:

MQA Certification Cycle

Year 1
Step 1.1 (Initial Application)
  • Client request a quotation.
  • MQA will assess Client’s requirements.
  • MQA will share proposal with client.
  • Client signed the 3-year Certification Contract with MQA.
Step 1.2 (Certification Audit)
  • MQA will conduct:
    1. Gap Assessment (Readiness Review)
    2. Stage-1 Audit (Documentation Review)
    3. Stage-2 Audit (Implementation Review)
  • MQA Auditor will share the audit reports to MQA’s Certification Decision Committee.
Step 1.3 (Certificate Management)
  • If certification decision is positive, then certificate is issued by MQA.
  • If certification decision is negative, then verification audit is planned by MQA.
  • Client will receive the MQA Portal access to:
    1. View the Audit Reports.
    2. Download the ISO Certificate.
    3. Review & Respond to Audit Findings, etc.
Year 2 & 3
Step 2.1 (Renewal Request)
  • MQA request for renewal.
  • Client agreed for Surveillance Audit.
Step 2.2 (Surveillance Audit)
  • MQA will conduct Surveillance Audit
  • MQA Auditor will share the audit reports to MQA’s Certificate Decision Committee.
Step 2.3 (Certificate Management)
  • If no critical non-conformity found, then certificate is renewed by MQA.
  • If any critical nonconformity found, then verification audit is planned by MQA.
  • Client have the MQA Portal access to:
    1. View the Audit Reports.
    2. Download the ISO Certificate.
    3. Review & Respond to Audit Findings, etc.

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