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Glossary definition: ISO/IEC Data Security Standard

ISO/IEC 27001: Data Security Standard

ISO/IEC Data Security Standard (ISO/IEC 27001) is an information security standard published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). It is a globally recognized standard for information security management systems (ISMS) and provides a framework of requirements and guidance for organizations looking to protect their data, systems, and processes. The standard is based on the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) cycle and requires organizations to identify their information security risks and develop an ISMS to manage these risks, as well as to continually review and improve their security. The standard outlines a set of best practices for information security, including risk assessment, policies and procedures, user access control, encryption, and security incident management. The standard also includes a number of technical controls, such as physical security, network security, application security, and data security. The ISO/IEC 27001 standard is a comprehensive and rigorous approach to information security, and organizations that implement it can demonstrate their commitment to data protection and security.