What is ISO 27001 and why would it benefit me?
This is the month of cyber security and we want to talk about how we can not only help prevent being attacked, but also have the right accreditations in place to help you become more vigilant and credible.
ISO 27001:2013, which is also known as 27001:2017, provides a framework for an information security management system. In short, the ISO 27001 certification provides protection for your most vital assets. Implementing this accreditation is an ideal response to customer and legal requirements such as the GDPR and potential security threats, including:
Cybercrime, personal data breaches, vandalism and terrorism, fire/damage, misuse, theft and viral attack.
Having the ISO 27001 means you have undertaken the only auditable international standard that defines the requirements of an information security management system (ISMS). This is a set of policies, procedures, processes and systems that manage information risks as listed above. It is structured to be compatible with other management system standards, such as ISO 9001 and its technology and vendor neutral, with means it is completely independent of any IT platform. This also means all members of the company should be educated on what the standard means and how it applies throughout the organisation. ISO 27001 is designed to cover more than just IT.
Do I need this accreditation?
Well, the question is really – Do you want to show your employees and your customers that you can be trusted with their information?
ISO 27001 certification is right for you and your organisation if you need the evidence or assurance that your most important asset is protected from misuse, corruption, or loss. In some industries, companies will not even select partners who do not have ISO 27001 certifications and its usually a requirement of federal or governmental data-related contracts.
What are the benefits?
The main benefit if ISO 27001 is that you gain status for being safe and secure. You won’t be seen as a threat to business from either external or internal problems.
We know of many companies having a substantial increase to profits and securing new business from having this accreditation. By introducing new review processes into your business, it can also drastically reduce the costs of your operational expenses.
By having ISO 27001 your company will be an established one which is threat-aware. There will be fewer invasions, threats and employee intrusions. You will have a proactive approach to managing your IT assets and your reputation. By showing the world that you are prepared for cyber threats, you can boost your business and potentially send malicious attacks elsewhere.
How can we help?
As ever, MojoU are absolute experts in the ISO standards sector, we have many years helping companies to not only achieve the ISO accreditations but help to understand the importance of these standards.
Read here how we can help further with your ISO 27001 journey, we can have your certification ready in just three months! https://www.mojou.co.uk/iso27001-security/