If you want to manage your organization’s financial information, intellectual property and employee details, ISO 27001 certification can help – whether you are managing your own information or that of a third party.
The international standard ISO 27001 sets out the requirements for an information security management system (ISMS). With an ISMS, you can secure sensitive information using a systematic approach that covers people, processes and IT systems.
ISO 27001 focuses on managing the risks to the security of the information you hold. By having a certified ISMS in place, you can protect information about the company, employees and clients, thereby protecting your image. It also helps you avoid the expensive fines that can be associated with data breaches.
What you need to know about ISO 27001
What is ISO 27001 Information Security Certification? Information security sometimes called InfoSec is the process of safeguarding information from unauthorised access, use, destruction, modification or disclosure. Information Security is an essential component to the successful operation of any organisation.
Organisations hold information about their workers, clients, products, processes and strategy that is important remains secure. This information may be in any media including paper records, electronic files and may be hosted at the organisations premises or elsewhere.
Why would you choose ISO 27001
As organisations have become more connected with increased information flows productivity has improved dramatically. The flip side to all this is that we are now more reliant on this data and information than ever before. If our organisations data becomes corrupted, destroyed or falls into the wrong hands it can have serious commercial and legal consequences.
Certification to ISO27001 provides you with an independent endorsement that your commitment to information security meets international standards. Clients, partners and other stakeholders can have confidence that your systems to protect information are appropriate, effective and have been audited regularly. Certification to ISO27001 may help you access markets, grow your client base and improve your systems.
Benefits of ISO 27001 Certification
Information Security Systems developed under ISO 27001 are designed to preserve the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information by applying a risk management process. The adoption of these processes gives you, your employees, regulators and clients the confidence that your information security risks are known and adequately managed.
Benefits of ISO 27001 Certification:
- With the adoption of the standard you will gain an in-depth appreciation of the current and potential security threats that could severely undermine your business and/or the data and information of you and your clients.
- You will have confidence that your processes to address your regulatory and legal obligations are appropriate.
- You will have gained a powerful marketing tool, which may help you win new clients, enter new markets or put you in a different league to that of your competitors.