ISO 27001 is one of the more popular standards, confirming an organisation has adopted an effective information security process. It is an Information Security Management System (ISMS) that covers much more than just IT, ensuring small, medium and large organisations adopt physical and technical controls to:
- Deliver an appropriate level of information security to improve internal credibility
- Assist with decreased security incidents and IT downtime
- Develop work processes to be more efficient and increase the ability to win new business.
Some companies adopt the principles of ISO 27001 (compliance) without being certified ISO 27001 (accredited), to benefit from the advantages of operating an ISMS. To qualify for the 'Certified ISO 27001' badge, you will need to be audited by an external evaluator. External accreditation to ISO 27001 means:
- You conform to industry best practice and the 114 controls under ISO 27002:2013
- A professional commitment to managing customers data and improving your security
- Peace of mind to customers and business partners
Give us a call at Cydarity ... ISO 27001 is something we can handle (mostly) remotely, so it's an ideal time to take the leap and be better prepared for the future.
Lifecycle of an ISO 27001 project
Why act now?
The challenging business environment as a result of COVID-19 provides an opportunity for organisations of all sizes to stop 'putting-off' the "important and necessary, but less urgent" jobs on the to-do list and tackle them head-on. Those who use this opportunity to review their processes will be in a stronger position when normality returns. What are you doing over the next few weeks to be proactive?