Information Technology Security Management System


An organization’s sensitive information is managed systematically through the use of an information security management system (ISMS). By implementing a risk management strategy, it is intended to safeguard the confidentiality, integrity, and accessibility of information while assuring stakeholders that risks are being managed.

ISMS Frameworks, like ISO/EIC, offer an organized method for creating and putting into practice an efficient ISMS. The following phases are often included in these frameworks:

  1. Creating a security policy: A security policy lays the groundwork for all security-related activities by defining the goals, scope, and duties of the ISMS.
  2. Risk evaluation: A risk evaluation identifies potential risks to the organization’s information assets and assesses the likelihood and impact of such threats. This evaluation can be used to implement the proper controls to lessen the risks that have been identified.
  3. Putting Controls in Place: Controls are the methods a company implements to lessen identified risks. These safeguards may be administrative, physical, or technical in nature.
  4. Continuous Improvement: An ISMS should be improved continuously in response to input, adjustments to the organization’s risk profile, and the emergence of new threats.
  5. Benefits: Organizations that implement successful ISMS are better able to safeguard their information assets, adhere to pertinent laws and standards, and convince stakeholders of their commitment to information security.