ISO 9001 and ISO 27001

As organizations strive to continuously meet customer demands and comply with legal requirements, there is an increasing need for them to obtain and maintain multiple ISO certifications. A common combination gaining popularity is ISO 9001 and ISO 27001.

The ISO 9001 standard specifies the requirements an organization must meet to demonstrate the presence of an effective quality management system and consistently deliver quality-driven products and services that meet customer requirements and regulations. Achieving ISO 9001 certification for an organization signifies the successful demonstration of the organization’s robust quality process, considering the business process environment of products/services, quality-focused customer orientation, infrastructure, design and development of products and services, design inputs and outputs, and how externally provided processes and services are managed. Additionally, ISO 27001 is the internationally recognized standard that guides an organization in implementing and maintaining an effective information security management system. By obtaining ISO 27001 certification, an organization has demonstrated its ability to effectively manage information security risks through the implementation of an information security management system.

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) defines a management system as “a system in which an organization manages the interrelated parts of its business to achieve its objectives.”

The Differences:

ISO 9001

  • Objective: Maintaining expected quality standards within the organization
  • Does not require a Statement of Applicability

ISO 27001

  • Objective: Setting requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining, and continually improving ISMS
  • Utilizes controls from ISO 27002 to support its ISMS

It’s evident that there are more similarities between the two management systems than differences, and the differences that do exist can also benefit and complement the other management system peripherally. Therefore, achieving this dual certification of ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 can be incredibly beneficial – enabling an organization to simultaneously demonstrate the capability and commitment to information security risk management while also validating their commitment to optimal delivery of their quality products and services.

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