Can You Give Me A Reason To Certify To ISO 27001?

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Jun 30, 2014 02:48 am PST

We can do better than that – this post highlights 5 key benefits of becoming ISO 27001 Certified.

ISO 27001 Certification Return on Investment (and effort)

The process of achieving ISO 27001 Certification may require a significant investment of time and effort, and there will be a cost, however the return on investment will be significant when appraised against the regulatory, commercial, operational & reputational benefits.

Let’s look at the 5 reasons:

Business Improvement

ISO 27001 will encourage an increased awareness of risk across your business.Business Improvement

It will drive clear definitions of individual roles and responsibilities for information assets and decision making. The result? There will be a stronger internal organisation with enhanced control over business assets – covering People, Processes, and Policies.

Meeting Regulatory Compliance

ComplianceISO 27001 Certification is far reaching in all aspects of IT Governance, Information Handling, Data Protection and Privacy, creating a manageable, efficient methodology based approach to ensure regulatory compliance in these areas.

ISO 27001 also forms the basis of G-Cloud & PSN Accreditation.

The Marketing Edge

If you are looking to enhance your company’s standing within the market & provide assurance to potential clients, the ISO 27001 Certification will do just that. Your prospects will now know that your business has a rigorously managed and documented approach to daily operations.

This can open up previously blocked opportunities, allowing you to tender and be considered by a wider potential client base.

The Commercial Advantage

Commercial AdvantageThe number of Public and Private Sector clients who insist that suppliers demonstrate ISO 27001 Certification as a minimum requirement in their commercial tenders is increasing.

As a result of the sharp rise in the number of UK businesses achieving ISO 27001 Certification, any that are non-certified can be seen to be either disqualified from the tendering process, or competing at a great disadvantage.

Adhere to Best Practice and Protect your Reputation

Best practiceIf your business follows the requirements within ISO 27001, you’ll be operating to recognised information security best practice. This adherence will give you peace of mind and protect your business (and client data) from security incidents/data breaches that could destroy your reputation in a matter of minutes.

About Abilott

AbilottWe are proud to have assisted many companies to achieve full ISO 27001 Certification, using our experience to manage risk, cost, disruption, and deliver the right outcome. If you are considering undertaking this recommended process, we would be more than pleased to advise on our costs, methodologies & prompt timescales.