Why small organisations should certify to ISO27001 now

13/03/2012

Ely, England, 13 March 2012 – Cyber security is a high priority in boardrooms right now and ISO27001 is the only management system standard that will enable businesses to demonstrate to the board that they are taking this issue seriously. The number of organisations implementing an ISO27001-compliant information security management system (ISMS) is growing. Companies which don’t follow their example will be left behind. As a result, they may miss out on new opportunities and lose customers in the next few difficult months.

As budgets are agreed and plans for the next financial year are drawn up, there is an uncertainty about how organisations will deal with the new challenges. IN particular, small companies will be affected by budget reductions and will have to prioritise their expenditure. March is the month when savvy managers are looking to get maximum value from their current budget. It is also a chance for small organisations to tackle cyber security and become ISO27001-compliant so that they are better positioned to face the economic challenges in the next financial year.

Alan Calder, CEO of IT Governance says, “Small companies with a few employees are precisely the ones that will suffer most if they don’t invest in their information security. Some of them are already struggling to increase new wins and keep their customers loyal. Their bigger and wealthier competitors may steal a lot of their clientele if they don’t invest in ISO27001 certification now. “

“ISO27001 certification offers tangible benefits which pay off giving 100% return on investment.” continues Calder. “It gives you credibility when tendering for work and helps you to expand into global markets. Clients are more likely to stay with you if you can prove to them that your confidential information is secure. Adopting the ISO27001 requirements reduces the number of mistakes and re-works, quickly recouping the expenditure involved.”

IT Governance is one of the few companies committed to helping small organisations with tight budgets to achieve ISO27001. If they use the FastTrack ISO27001 consultancy small organisations can become certification-ready within a short period of time ensuring they are not left behind their blue-chip competitors.

The FastTrack ISO27001 consultancy service is specifically designed to prepare a small organisation for UKAS-accredited certification to ISO27001:2005 in just three months. There is a one-off, fixed-price consultancy fee of £5,000, which covers everything bar travel and third-party certification fees.

“This initiative ensures maximum benefit for minimum expenditure – so now even for the smallest organisations, certification to ISO27001 is within reach.” says IT Governance’s CEO, Alan Calder.

Further information about the FastTrack ISO27001 Consultancy Service – from www.itgovernance.co.uk/fast-track-iso27001-consultancy.aspx .

You can also e-mail us at servicecentre@itgovernance.co.ukor telephone + 44 845 070 1750 to find out, free of obligation, what would be involved in achieving ISO27001 certification for your organisation.

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