ISO 27001 is the internationally recognized standard for Information Security that defines the requirements of an Information Security Management System (ISMS). An ISMS is a systematic approach to managing sensitive company information so that it remains secure. It includes people, processes and IT systems by applying a risk management process. When a company achieves its ISO 27001 certification this demonstrates the company is following information security best practice.
ISO 27001 is highly recommended for your business, but first, you must assess where your organization stands when it comes to security and then see how this fits your needs.
The global average cost of a data breach is $3.86 million. Committing to implementing an ISMS and becoming ISO 27001 certified can significantly reduce the likelihood of a data breach or data incident occurring and, by default, reduce the associated costs of responding to and recovering from such a breach or incident.
Here’s how ISO 27001 can reduce the risk to your information assets.
By implementing an ISMS in line with ISO 27001, you are committing to building your approach to information security in line with an internationally recognized best practice standard. This commitment helps your business to effectively maintain the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of your information assets and that of your clients. Getting the most from your ISMS requires trained, competent and experienced ISO 27001 professionals.
A successful ISO 27001 implementation requires Top Management support
Here is another subject you can discuss at the next Board meeting. In order for your ISO 27001 program to be successful, Top Management must be fully involved and supportive of its objectives. Management needs to ensure that their colleagues throughout the business are adhering to the controls put in place by your ISMS.
If you have a gap in these resources in house, why not reach out to a trusted third party who have the skilled consultants who can assist you in all stages of your ISO 27001 journey from design and scoping of your ISMS through to certification and beyond into operation and the continuous improvement phase.
So set the right security goals for your business and consult with experts in the industry for analysis and input into your information security strategy.
Ward has a large pool of trained, certified and experienced ISO27001 consultants that assist many businesses to get certified in a timely and cost-effective manner. Speak to our ISO experts now, contact us or call: 1800 903 552 to discuss your unique requirement.