ISO 27001 Certification in Kuwait
ISO 27001 certification provides a list of guidelines for implementing Information Safety Management System (ISMS) in your organization. The rampant digitalization has led to the storage of vast amount of information in its soft form. An organization usually has three kinds of information in their possession- personal information of workforce, clients, customers, or other associated parties; financial information of the organization; and information related to the intellectual properties. Any breach or loss of such information can cause severe harm to the organization. Thus, ISO 27001 certification in Kuwait help in creating a robust ISMS that keeps the information safe.
What are the benefits of ISO 27001 Certification?
The benefits of ISO 27001 certification in Kuwait are several. Let’s have a look at them:
Fulfil the legal obligations: ISO 27001 helps in complying with a large number of guidelines, laws, and other regulatory requirements of the land.
Gives you a competitive edge: by gaining this certification, you are in a more favorable position than your competitors I the market. This opens up huge business opportunities for you.
Lower expenses for the organization: ISO 27001 certification help in checking any breach in data security. This saves huge costs that are associated with such breach. In addition to that, implementing ISMS through ISO 27001 is much cheaper than the liabilities costs.
Better Organization: ISO 27001 certification in Kuwait requires proper documentation of the processes within the organization. This gives a clarity among the workforce regarding the requirements of the certification and makes them more involved, thereby making the organization, better.
Which organizations are eligible for ISO 27001 Certification?
Although implementation of ISO 27001 certification is not a compulsion for any organization, but having it acts as a legitimate proof of compliance to the legislations of the land, related to data security and data privacy. ISO 27001 certification can be sought by organization of any size or sector. This certification basically aims at securing the data that is kept within the premises of an organization. Hence, it is applicable to all kinds of organizations.
There are numerous procedures that a company needs to follow in order to get ISO 27001 certified.
- FILL OUT THE APPLICATION FORM:
During the application process, you are required to provide details about your business and certification requirements to the certification body.
- REVIEW OF THE APPLICATION PROCESS:
The technical team at SIS Certifications will review and verify the specific details provided by you in the request form. The customer is then obliged to accept and sign the certification proposal.
- BEGINNING OF THE CERTIFICATION AUDIT:
Beginning a certification audit involves two phases:
Stage 1 is documentation audit and Stage 2 is Primary Audit.
- Phase 1 (DOCUMENTATION AUDIT)- At this stage, the auditor of the certification body verifies the preparedness of the organization for stage 2 audit based on procedures.
- Phase 2 (PRIMARY AUDIT)- This verifies the extent of the fulfilment of the standard requirements.
- CLOSURE OF NON-CONFORMANCES:
After the non-conformances identified by the ISO auditor, you must implement measures to close them.
- 5. ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATION:
When all non-conformances are closed and all findings are documented in the ISO review report, the concerned body, such as SIS Certifications, will provide you with the required ISO certification.
- SURVEILLANCE AUDITS:
This is an audit that is performed periodically to ensure that your management system continues to meet the requirements between audits.
What are the requirements of ISO 27001 Certification?
The High-Level Structure (HLS) of ISO 27001 certification is similar to that of ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and ISO 45001. Thus, it makes the integration with other management systems easier. Let us understand the requirements that are mentioned in different sections.
Section 4: Context of the organization – This section talks about understanding the requirements of your organization for implementing an ISMS. This includes the identification of internal and external issues, the expectations of interested parties, identifying the right processes requirements for implementing ISMS, and defining the scope of ISMS for your organization.
Section 5: Leadership – This section emphasizes on the importance of top management in the implementation of ISMS. This is done by communicating the data security policy, assigning roles and responsibilities at different levels, and ensuring an effective communication throughout the organization.
Section 6: Planning – This involves assessing the risks and opportunities associated with your ISMS and preparing a framework of activities to be performed in order to prevent or mitigate those risks.
Section 7: Support – The support section deals with management of all resources for the ISMS. It includes requirements around competence, awareness, communication and controlling documented information (the documents and records required for your processes).
Section 8: Operation – This involves all the data safety controls required by the business processes. It also includes identification of potential risks and planning the mitigation responses in the event of such emergencies.
Section 9: Performance evaluation – the tool of monitoring and measurement is used to evaluate your ISMS. This involves assessment of your legal compliances, internal audits, and management review of your ISMS.
Section 10: Improvement – This section provides guidelines for continual improvement of your ISMS, so that it is able to meet the customer’s requirements as well as the requirement of changing market-dynamics.
It must be noted that the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) does not certify, it just publishes the ISO standards. An external body performs the certification. SIS Certifications is one such body which has a reputation for being one of the best in the world. Our vast pool of auditors is recognized for their expertise in comprehensively auditing the compliance of your management systems against the required standards and awarding you with the certifications at the end. The smoothness in the process, our integrity, and our commitment to deadlines make us stand apart from other certification bodies.
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