In the competitive global village we live in, organizations have realized that information security has become a critical business function. Companies are no longer able to fully protect their own information technology (IT) environments, since they have little control over the IT systems with which they link. Building upon over ten years of development, the information security industry has agreed upon and published the international standard ISO/IEC 27001 for Information Security Management Systems. This study provides a review of this international standard and, utilizing a trust model as a theoretical lens, goes on to examine the role of this standard in facilitating initial interorganisational trust. Conclusions are then drawn, including a recommendation that further rigorous examination is required in the form of empirical studies.
How to Cite:
Prezas, N., 2008. Advent of ISO/IEC 27001 Certification and its Role In Initial Inter-organizational Trust. iSCHANNEL, 3(1), pp.37–42.