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Glossary definition: ISO/IEC 27001 Security Policy

ISO/IEC 27001: Ensuring Security & Compliance

ISO/IEC 27001 Security Policy is a set of rules, processes, and procedures that define how an organization will manage its information security. It is a comprehensive framework for establishing, implementing, operating, monitoring, reviewing, maintaining, and improving an information security management system (ISMS). It is based on a risk management approach and includes the identification of security risks, the implementation of measures to address those risks, and the monitoring of the effectiveness of those measures. The policy should outline the organization's commitment to information security, its objectives, the roles and responsibilities of personnel, the measures and controls to be implemented, and the procedures for monitoring and reviewing the security of the organization's information systems. The policy should also provide guidelines for responding to security incidents and for reporting security breaches.