Organizations are increasingly finding that they need to obtain and maintain multiple ISO certifications in order to continue to meet customer and legal compliance requirements.
Organizations are increasingly finding that they need to obtain and maintain multiple ISO certifications in order to continue to meet customer and legal compliance requirements. ISO 9001:2015 (ISO 9001) and ISO/IEC 27001:2013 are a popular combination of certifications that is growing in popularity.
The ISO 9001 standard lays out the requirements for a company to demonstrate that it has a good quality management system in place and that it consistently delivers high-quality goods and services that fulfil customer and regulatory requirements.
Obtaining ISO 9001 certification for an organisation entails demonstrating a sound quality process while taking into account the environment for product/service operations, customer focus on quality, infrastructural facilities, product and service design and development, design inputs and outputs, and how externally provided processes and services are used.
ISO 27001 is an internationally recognised standard that outlines how to set up and maintain an efficient information security management system in a company. By establishing an information security management system with supporting ISO 27002 Annex A controls, a company may show its capacity to effectively manage information security risks and get a ISO 27001 certification. This is how they apply to the organisation, as stated in the declaration of applicability.
A management system, according to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), is "a system through which an organisation controls the various components of its business in order to achieve its objectives." Despite the fact that the ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 standards govern two different management systems, they have certain fundamental similarities, such as the following:
Scoping - internal/external concerns, as well as interested parties, are all taken into account.
Leadership - top-level support in terms of resources, communication, and integrating the management system's goals with the organization's broader business goals.
Human resources support - confirmation of appropriate assistance for the management system's adoption and continuous maintenance.
Document management - the process of creating and maintaining documentation for management systems.
Internal audit - proof that the management system has been reviewed in an impartial and objective manner.
Measurement and monitoring - confirming that the management system's activities are being observed.
Management review - proof that appropriate management professionals assess the management system's continuous performance, suitability, sufficiency, and effectiveness.
Continuous improvement - is an on-going, forward-thinking endeavour to enhance the whole management system.
ISO 9001 -
The objective is to maintain the expected quality standards in the organization.
Does not require a statement of applicability
ISO 27001 -
The objective is to identify the rules for establishing, deploying, monitoring, and enhancing an ISMS.
ISO 27002 controls are used to support the ISMS.
Evidently, there are more similarities than differences between the two management systems, and the contrasts that do exist may also help and complement the other management system. As a result, obtaining dual ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 certification can be extremely beneficial. By doing so, an organisation can demonstrate its potential and commitment to information security risk management while also validating their contribution to the optimal delivery of their quality products and services.
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