ISO 27001 – Information Security Management

With the ever changing landscape of digital technologies information security, it has become more and more important than it ever has before.

Given the society we live in now, many modern businesses heavily rely on digital solutions and interconnected IT systems to reach customers and clients. The internet and mobile and cloud based systems carry a wide range of individual, personal, commercial and financial information.

Rapid growth of technology unfortunately comes with a rise in technological threats that aim to take advantage of vulnerabilities that IT systems have. Incidents such as Cyber Attacks and Data Breaches are becoming more common which is causing large amounts of disruption to the business world.

This means that many organisations result in ensuring customers that their information is properly secure and protected so that they can maintain a high level of information. A lot of companies these days request to see a form of proof that their stored information is safe before their business partners can begin to consider contracts.

An Information Security Management System gives you policies and procedures for the systematic managing of an organisations information and infrastructure. The overall goal for this system is to essentially protect information and infrastructure from the potential risk of being lost or misused or damaged.

So why get credited with an ISO 27001?

The ISO 27001 is internationally recognised as the standard for information security management proficiency. It is widely regarded as being the gold standard for displaying credibility to the widest possible range of audiences/businesses. If you have this accreditation, it gives you a significant commercial advantage, making your business be in a much stronger position when it comes to betting on contracts.

There are many benefits to having an Information Security Management System:

• Enhanced trust of customers and stakeholders’ in information security capabilities, systems and processes
• Risk aware implementation of information security governance and controls.
• Reducing risks of cyber crime, data breaches, data theft and viral attack.
• Ensuring compliance with information security legislation
• Enhancing corporate image
• Provide you with a competitive advantage
• Enhanced customer satisfaction that improves client retention
• Builds a culture of security awareness within the organisation
• Protects the company, assets, shareholders and directors
• Reduced insurance costs for cyber and data security.

The ISO 27001 can be combined with many other accreditations to further improve you credibility.

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