Any organisation that’s concerned about information security should have an ISO 27001-compliant information security management system (ISMS) in place. Implementing an ISMS helps organisations manage their security practices, as well as monitoring, auditing and improving their information security.
IT Governance is the world leader in implementing ISO 27001, the international standard that describes best practice for an ISMS. We’ve trained more than 7,000 people, given consultancy advice to more than 600 organisations and sold more than 2,000 ISO 27001 toolkits. We use a proven and pragmatic approach, and provide a variety of implementation solutions to help our clients achieve accredited certification to ISO 27001.
So, what can ISO 27001 bring to your organisation?
1. It protects and improves your reputation
Cyber attacks have become more sophisticated in the past few years, leading to growing financial and reputational damage for affected organisations. Certifying to ISO 27001 doesn’t guarantee that an organisation won’t be hit by a cyber attack, but it does mitigate the risk. By implementing the Standard, you’ll be able to protect data in all its forms, including digital and paper-based data, intellectual property, company secrets and data on devices and in the Cloud.
2. It helps you avoid financial penalties
If an organisation that’s certified to ISO 27001 is attacked, regulators are less likely to issue fines, because ISO 27001 is the global benchmark for information security. By certifying to the Standard, the organisation was doing all it could to prevent the attack.
3. It improves your structure and focus
When a business grows rapidly, it’s easy for confusion to spread about who is responsible for which information assets. ISO 27001 helps businesses become more productive by clearly setting out information risk responsibilities.
Assigning and communicating roles and responsibilities is important, as this is how employees know what is expected of them, how they affect information security and what they can do to help.
4. It reduces the need for frequent audits
Because ISO 27001 is so well respected, certification to the Standard often negates the need for repeated customer audits and reduces the number of external customer audit days.
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