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Benefits of ISO 27001 Certification

As the only auditable international standard for a clearly defined ISMS (information security management system), ISO 27001 certification demonstrates to customers and regulators alike that information security is being appropriately managed.

In addition to providing concrete evidence of robust security practices, ISO 27001 certification gives you a marketing edge against your competitors, placing you alongside the likes of Google, Microsoft and Verizon. ISO 27001 certification not only improves your existing business relationships but also helps you forge new ones.

How you will benefit from ISO 27001 certification

Avoid the financial penalties and losses associated with data breaches

According to IBM, a data breach costs, on average, approximately €3.39 million . As the accepted global standard for effective information asset management, ISO 27001 enables organisations to avoid the hefty fines and reputational damage caused by non-compliance and/or data breaches.

Comply with business, legal, contractual and regulatory requirements

ISO 27001’s 114 technical and organisational security controls are designed to help protect information in line with increasingly demanding regulatory requirements – e.g. the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and the NIS Directive (Directive on security of network and information systems).

Improve structure and focus

For effective information asset management, accountability is key – particularly in light of the GDPR’s governance requirements. Any growth or change in your business will typically result in confusion about who is responsible for which information assets. ISO 27001 helps organisations avoid this by clearly setting out information risk responsibilities.

Reduce the need for frequent audits

ISO 27001 is widely accepted as the best-practice standard for effective information security management, negating the need for repeated customer audits.

Obtain an independent opinion about your security posture

To ensure its continual improvement, your ISMS requires regular review and internal audit. Additionally, an external audit is conducted at intervals to determine whether the controls are working properly. This provides your organisation with expert assurance as to the suitability of its ISMS.

Learn more about ISO 27001 with our free resources

These resources will help you understand the Standard, explore its benefits, build a business case for adopting ISO 27001 and provide tips on implementing an ISO 27001-compliant ISMS.

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