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An information security management system (ISMS) is a set of frameworks that contain policies and procedures for tackling security risks in an organization. The focus of an ISMS is to ensure business continuity by minimizing all security risks to information assets and limiting security breach impacts to a bare minimum.
BS7799, which is derived from ISO 17799, provides the necessary specifications for documenting, designing and implementing an ISMS.
An ISMS accounts for an organization's different elements, such as:
Key ISMS factors are:
Benefits of implementing an ISMS are: