Information Security Management Systems

Contributed by Dietrich Lehr

Information has always been a vital part of any business. Today, information is shared globally in an instant and able to be accessed remotely. This has brought about the need for a method of ensuring that this information can be protected securely and unauthorized access and data loss is mitigated. There are several organizations in existence today that have sought to create a set of universal standards that can be tailored and applied to a company, regardless of size, in pursuit of information security. This paper will examine the International Organization for Standardization 27001 standard that exist today to assist companies in creating their own information security management systems. I will also examine digital commercial solutions that are designed to accelerate and automate the implementation of information security management systems used to secure information assets in the workplace.

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