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Supply chain demand drives ISO 27001 certification, says report

08/09/2016

IT Governance, the leading provider of cyber security and ISO 27001 expertise, is encouraging organisations to achieve certification to ISO 27001 to satisfy clients who are more frequently demanding evidence of information security credentials.
 
This follows the ISO 27001 Global Report 2016 revelation that 71% of participating information security professionals worldwide have received either a regular or occasional request from clients, partners or suppliers to provide evidence of ISO 27001 certification.
 
Alan Calder, founder and chief executive officer of IT Governance, said: “Almost half of the organisations that responded to our survey said they’ve been asked for ISO 27001 certification by their suppliers in the last 12 months.”
 
The report also suggests that ISO 27001 ISMS certification plays a critical role in supply chain assurance, and that it helps organisations win new business and create opportunities.
 
Calder continued: “Due to the nature of cyber attacks, organisations are taking extra caution when working with suppliers. ISO 27001 certification allows organisations to assure clients and suppliers that they have implemented best-practice information security processes, meeting any tender or contract requirements”.
 
Furthermore, the report highlights that ISO 27001 certification is the “globally accepted indication of security effectiveness”, and that it significantly reduces the number of external audit days and the need for repeated client audits. The ISMS certification also saves organisations valuable preparatory time when tendering for new contracts.
 
To download and read the full ISO 27001 Global Report 2016, click here >>
 
Organisations wishing to achieve certification to the ISO 27001 standard in order to meet customer and supply chain demand can opt for IT Governance’s unique blend of expert-developed ISO 27001 packaged solutions. Each solution provides everything an organisation needs to implement the Standard in a time- and cost-effective manner.
 
To find out more about the ISO 27001 packaged solutions, click here >>
 
To read about IT Governance’s ISO 27001 packaged solutions, please visit the website, email servicecentre@itgovernance.co.uk or call +44 (0)845 070 1750.
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