The compelling business case for investing in information security

In a recent blog we spoke about how organisations are realising that it’s just as important to secure their supply chain as it is their own networks.

The CybSafe Supplier Cyber Security Study highlighted that 44% of SMEs received requests from their enterprise customers to implement a cyber security standard such as ISO 27001.

This statistic supports the ISO 27001 Global Report 2016, which found that 71% of respondents said that clients, partners or suppliers asked them to provide evidence of ISO 27001 certification.

Why get certified to ISO 27001?

ISO 27001 is the international standard that describes best practice for an information security management system (ISMS). Achieving certification brings the following benefits:

  • Avoid penalties and financial losses due to data breaches.
  • Meet increasing client demands for greater data security.
  • Protect and enhance your reputation.
  • Get independently audited proof that your data is secure.
  • Meet local and global security laws, such as the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The compelling business case for ISO 27001

According to Martin Webster, author of the Leadership Thoughts blog, most projects tend to fail due to poor project planning, a weak business case, and ineffective top management involvement and support.

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

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

September’s book of the month presents the compelling business case for implementing ISO 27001 to protect your information assets.

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The Case for ISO27001:2013 is a clear, concise introduction and a perfect supporting text for an ISO 27001 project proposal.

With essential information from ISO 27001 expert Alan Calder, understand the Standard and learn how your organisation can:

  • Fight cyber crime;
  • Combat cyber terror; and
  • Boost your corporate governance.

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