ISO 27001 is the international standard that provides the specification and requirements for implementing an ISMS - a system of processes, documents, technology and people that helps to manage, monitor, audit and improve your organisation’s information security.
We’ve summarised the key benefits of implementing an ISMS
Secures your information in all its forms
An ISMS helps protect all forms of information, including digital, paper-based, intellectual property, company secrets, data on devices and in the Cloud, hard copies and personal information.
Increases resilience to cyber attacks
Implementing and maintaining an ISMS will significantly increase your organisation’s resilience to cyber attacks.
Provides a centrally managed framework
An ISMS provides a framework for keeping your organisation’s information safe and managing it all in one place.
Offers organisation-wide protection
It protects your entire organisation from technology-based risks and other, more common threats, such as poorly informed staff or ineffective procedures.
Helps respond to evolving security threats
Constantly adapting to changes both in the environment and inside the organisation, an ISMS reduces the threat of continually evolving risks.
Reduces costs associated with information security
Thanks to the risk assessment and analysis approach of an ISMS, organisations can reduce costs spent on indiscriminately adding layers of defensive technology that might not work.
Protects confidentiality, availability and integrity of data
An ISMS offers a set of policies, procedures, technical and physical controls to protect the confidentiality, availability and integrity of information.
Improves company culture
The Standard’s holistic approach covers the whole organisation, not just IT, and encompasses people, processes and technology. This enables employees to readily understand risks and embrace security controls as part of their everyday working practices.
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