IT Governance, the leading global provider of information security and ISO 27001 products, services and consultancy, has launched its third ISO 27001 Global Survey,
centred around the challenges and benefits experienced by ISO 27001 implementers globally.
is designed to establish the benefits, drivers and challenges experienced by organisations that have implemented or are implementing an ISO 27001-compliant information security management system (ISMS). The survey is also designed to provide insights into changing information security and data security compliance.
Alan Calder, the founder and executive chairman of IT Governance, said: “Having published two editions of the ISO 27001 Global Survey, it provides useful insights for information security teams into the benefits and challenges of implementing an ISO 2700-compliant ISMS. It also justifies why global ISO 27001 adoption continues to grow.”
69% of respondents reported that the main driver for implementing ISO 27001 was to improve their organisation’s information security posture
51% of respondents had problems either convincing the board about the importance of information security or securing the necessary budget and resources to implement ISO 27001.
In general, companies are not tracking implementation costs, but where costs have been tracked the average cost is less than £20,000.
54% of respondents use external providers of penetration testing providers, while 51% rely on external consultants to help them implement the ISMS.
Only 16% of companies employ a dedicated full-time ISMS manager. 19% of IT managers are responsible for the ISMS, while the CISO was responsible in 18% of cases.
Participate in the survey and win a voucher worth £350
ISO 27001 Global Survey respondents stand a chance of winning a voucher worth £350 that can be used against any product or service purchased from IT Governance. Terms and conditions apply.
The survey comprises 23 multiple-choice questions, which will take less than five minutes to complete. All respondents will receive a complimentary copy of the report when it is released.
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