WHY IS ISO 27001 IMPORTANT FOR YOUR COMPANY?
Why ISO 27001 is important for your company?
The ISO 27001 Standard was published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and describes how to carry out information security within your organization. The most recent update of this standard was published in 2013 and its full name is now ISO/IEC 27001: 2013. The first revision was made in 2005 and was developed based on the British standard BS 7799-2.
WHERE CAN ISO 27001 BE DEVELOPED?
ISO 27001 can be developed in any type of organization, whether for-profit or not-for-profit, public or private, small, medium or large. This standard was written by the best specialists in the field and provides an effective method for developing information security management within your organization.
It also allows an independent certification body to confirm that information security has been implemented in your organization in compliance with ISO 27001. For this, at QAlliance we are specialists in this standard and we can help you achieve your ISO 27001 certification.
One of the main functions of ISO 27001 is to safeguard the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information in your organization. This is done by reviewing what are the main problems that could affect the information (the risk assessment) and then defining what you need to do to prevent these problems from occurring (eliminate or treat the risks well).
MAIN OBJECTIVE OF ISO 27001
The main objective of ISO 27001 is based on risk management, which will help you to detect the source of risks and then deal with them in a systematic way.
As with all ISO standards, this one has several business advantages which are essential for your company to obtain the implementation of an information security system:
All security measures or controls that are implemented are generally visualized as follows:
- Technical implementation (e.g. software and equipment)
BENEFITS OF OBTAINING THIS CERTIFICATION
In most organizations, they already have all the hardware and software, but they use it in a not so secure way; so most of the implementation of ISO 27001 will be related to determine the organizational rules (elaboration of documents) necessary to prevent the security risk.
With the implementation of ISMS it will require the management of multiple policies, procedures, people, assets, etc. ISO 27001 has developed how to blend all these elements within the information security management system (ISMS).
Therefore, the main benefits of obtaining this certification are briefly described below:
By complying with legal requirements, there are more and more laws, regulations and contractual requirements related to information security. The advantage of this is that most of them can be solved by developing ISO 27001 documentation, as this standard provides you with a perfect methodology to comply with all of them.
Obtain a commercial advantage, because when your company obtains the certification, it will have a greater advantage over the direct competition and in the eyes of customers who are interested in keeping their information secure.
Lower costs, the main objective of this standard is to avoid security incidents, and that, if an incident occurs, whether large or small, because it costs money, your company can avoid those expenses and save a lot of money.
Get better organized, because fast-growing companies do not have time to pause and define their processes and procedures; as a consequence, employees do not know what needs to be done, when and by whom. The implementation of ISO 27001 helps you to solve this type of situation, as it encourages all your processes (even those not related to security), allowing you to reduce your employees’ wasted time.
At QAlliance we can help you to get certified in ISO 27001, we provide you with the information, support and follow-up you need to successfully obtain your certificate, contact us! One of our executives will contact you.