Infographic: ISO 27001 implementation drivers and challenges

The ISO 27001 implementation drivers and challenges infographic outlines the key findings of IT Governance’s ISO 27001 Global Report 2016, such as: drivers, benefits, challenges securing board buy-in and implementing ISO 27001, customer and supply chain assurance, the costs of implementing an ISO 27001-compliant ISMS project, and the role of the ISMS manager.

The infographic summarises the responses of 250 information security professionals worldwide that have achieved certification (40%), are currently working towards achieving certification (40%) or are not planning to certify their ISO 27001 information security management system (ISMS).

The key findings highlighted in the infographic are:

  • 98% believe that the most important benefit of ISO 27001 is improved information security posture.
  • 51% said they achieved certification within 6 to 12 months.
  • 52% characterise certifying to ISO 27001 as “an investment that is fully justified by the benefits”.
  • 21% had challenges securing sufficient budget to implement an ISMS.
  • 71% have been asked regularly or occasionally by their clients about their ISO 27001 status
  • 51% rely on external support to implement an ISO 27001-compliant ISMS.
  • 41% admitted that the person managing their ISMS doesn’t have a formal ISO 27001 ISMS qualification.
  • 20% had experienced challenges convincing the board that information security is a critical business issue.

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