The business case for ISO 27001

Most organisations know the importance of information security, but some struggle to understand what an information security breach would mean from a business management perspective.

What is ISO 27001?

ISO 27001 is the international standard that describes best practice for an ISMS (information security management system). Achieving ISO 27001 certification verifies that your company’s information security is managed in line with international best practice.

However, barriers to ISO 27001 implementation include insufficient resources and the failure of an organisation’s executive team to grasp the extent of information security risks.

A successful ISO 27001 ISMS project relies on genuine commitment and support from top management. With it, your project will get the financial and human resources it needs, and the ISMS will be aligned with your organisation’s strategic goals.

Building the case

The business case is critical in influencing decision makers. If you need budget approval for deeper information security investment, it is a good idea to produce one.

Compiling a compelling business case for information security investment doesn’t have to be daunting.

July’s book of the month, The ISO 27001 Expertise Bundle, provides you with the essential resources and skills you need to convince the board to invest in ISO 27001.

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Our cost-effective ISO 27001 Expertise Bundle will give you a comprehensive understanding of the Standard and provides guidance on the first steps to take once you have gained project approval. The bundle includes:

  • A must-have guide for presenting the compelling business case for ISO 27001 investment;
  • A pocket guide to understand the possible breach scenarios your organisation could face and the true costs involved;
  • An indispensable book to equip you with the sales skills you need to persuade the board to invest in information security; and
  • An expert guide to help you get to grips with the Standard and make your ISO 27001 implementation project a success.

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