ISO27001 is an internationally recognised standard for information security. It is often referred to as the “gold standard” for information security governance and compliance. Organisations who undertake to meet the standard must be independently and regularly audited to maintain their accreditation. By gaining accreditation, an organisation is demonstrating its ability to follow information security best practice.
At the core of the standard is the implementation of an information security management system (ISMS). This provides a framework for managing information security within the organisation. It is supported by a range of resources such as people, training, policies and procedures.
Gaining accreditation allows an organisation to demonstrate its commitment to information security and can enhance reputation with respect to peers, clients and customers.If you are part of a supply chain or looking to participate in tenders, having accreditation can reduce the effort required to meet complex compliance requirements. Accreditation can also open new opportunities for working with businesses that demand a higher level of compliance (e.g. financial services / public sector).
Since the advent of GDPR, ISO27001 is proving increasingly popular with organisations who process personal data. The biggest risk organisations now face, is a breach of their information systems. The consequences of which could result in financial sanctions and reputational damage. ISO27001 allows organisations to reduce the likelihood of a breach and its impact.
Implementing an information security management system also provides benefits such as:
Our consultants can provide you with the tools you need to implement the standard at your own pace. We can also accelerate your program by working as a dedicated resource, managing implementation on your behalf. Our flexibility in approach allows us to work with organisations of differing size and need.
We can help with all stages of implementation including: