The 27001 framework combines organizational policies and practices for creating, implementing, and maintaining an information security management system and the ongoing improvements needed to ensure continued security. The framework is adaptable to businesses and organizations of any size and industry, providing a consistent and predictable structure.
The ISO 27001 standard is rigorous and thorough. However, it is not a boilerplate approach to information security. Instead, organizations modify and tailor internal policies and practices to adhere to established requirements. Implementing the standard also requires companies to assess security risks and develop a procedure for handling unexpected breaches.