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ISO 27001 Information Security Management System

ISO 27001 is the information security standard accepted as global best practice.

ISO 27001, also known as ISO/IEC 27001, is an internationally recognised structured methodology dedicated to information security and its related risk management processes.

It defines the requirements for an Information Security Management System (ISMS) and is a joint publication from the International Organisation for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

The management of data in your organisation is critical to remaining compliant with industry regulatory bodies and ensuring that companies are taking your responsibility as custodians of that data seriously. This has a huge impact on the confidence and trust that your customers, partners, and the industry as a whole have in your business.

This two-part standard refers to both electronic and paper-based information and enables organisations to manage the security of assets such as financial information, intellectual property, employee details or information entrusted by third parties.

Benefits of ISO 27001 Certification

  • Mitigates your risk of cyber-attacks by ensuring you have effective security systems in place
  • Ensures the efficacy of risk management systems
  • Effective data protection instils greater confidence in stakeholders
  • Minimises non-compliance with regulatory bodies or laws
  • Reduces negative financial impacts from information system failures

Focus of the ISO 27001

  • Define a security policy to manage
  • Confirm the scope of your ISMS to manage that policy
  • Perform a risk assessment that analyses your current systems and processes
  • Determine how to manage the risks you identify during your assessment
  • Create controls designed to mitigate the identified risks, and implement them
  • Publish applicability criteria to ensure that the controls are correctly used

What is required for ISO 27001 certification?

There are several mandatory requirements that must be met to achieve ISO 27001 certification, the two most important of which are:

  • Defining the Scope of Your ISMS – You need to produce a detailed definition of the information your system is designed to protect
  • Risk assessment/treatment methodology – This should identify all potential threats and how you intend to deal with them.

ADIA has recently partnered with Global Compliance Certification Pty Ltd (GCC), a leading independent certification body for Quality, Safety and Environmental Management Systems in Australia, New Zealand & Japan to offer members an exclusive 5% discount on the certification cost for ISO27001 Accreditation.

GCC is accredited by JAS-ANZ (Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand). Find out more information here:

ISO/IEC 27001: 2022

ISO/IEC 27001:2022 is the world’s best-known standard for Information Security Management Systems (ISMS).  

Conformity with ISO/IEC 27001:2022 demonstrates an organisation or business has addressed 93 mandatory security risk controls to manage company and client information security, cyber security and privacy protection. 

The ISO 27001:2022 stringent treatment of cyber and systems risk provides the integrity and robustness necessary to achieve an effective, compliant ISMS to cope with today’s aggressive IS risk environment.

On behalf of members, ADIA has negotiated a special ISMS package aligned to the market research industry integrating the ISO 27001 and ISO 20252 audits. Once implemented, this package can be jointly ISO certified by GCC offering ADIA members an exclusive 5% discount on the certification cost.

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