One of the most widely-recognised benefits of implementing ISO 27001 – the international information security standard – in an organisation is the level of security assurance it provides to the board, shareholders, customers and regulators.
Another top benefit of ISO 27001 is the competitive edge it can give to your business. If two competing suppliers are tendering for the same contract and are relatively equal in regards to price, experience and quality of work – the organisation with proven cyber security credentials may influence the purchasing decision in its favour.
Many of IT Governance’s clients have recognised the competitive advantages that ISO27001 brings and have opted for ISO27001 certification. The latter is often seen as a contractual requirement or a prerequisite for winning more business. These case studies reveal how they achieved this.
Wirefast outpaces competitors by gaining ISO27001 certification
With technology facilities in the UK, USA and Asia, Wirefast employs a highly-skilled team of software engineers and support staff to develop and deliver its communications solutions. The company’s client list reads like a Who’s Who of global business, including banking and finance, oil and gas, and healthcare. They are also known for Newslink, a high-availability messaging application used by the world’s leading news contributors and media outlets.
To demonstrate Wirefast’s ongoing commitment to achieving best practice in information security, the Board determined they should achieve certification to the ISO27001 Standard. Paul White, CFO, and Paul Green, Information Security and Operations Manager, asked IT Governance to provide consultants who could guide their in-house project team, meeting ISO27001 requirements and ensuring a successful certification audit at its first attempt.
Bioscience high-flyer, Eagle, FastTracks to ISO27001 certification
“We saw at once that IT Governance’s ISO27001 FastTrack™ package removed the need to invest significant time, money and effort in researching and acquiring the skill-set necessary to do this alone.” (Abel Ureta-Vidal, Chief Operating Officer, Eagle).
Eagle’s dozen, exceptionally-qualified employees, are all leaders in the field of management and analysis of genomic data, including Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), helping customers plan, pilot, and migrate their existing bioinformatics systems into the Cloud.
Eagle’s customers expect them to demonstrate compliance with ISO27001, the international standard for Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) – hence, they approached IT Governance to hire FastTrack consultancy services that resulted in them becoming one of the few genomics data specialists able to display an ISO27001 UKAS-accredited certificate.