What does it mean to be ISO 27001 certified?
When an organisation is certified to ISO 27001, it has met the requirements set out in the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 standard. ISO 27001 gives confidence that the organisation adequately manages risks, and that information retains its integrity and is confidential.
Why is ISO 27001 required?
ISO 27001 is required to show customers, suppliers and stakeholders that an organisation is able to keep information and data safe and secure. To become certified to ISO 27001, companies need to undergo evaluation against the standard, and need to have ongoing surveillance audits to ensure ongoing compliance. ISO 27001 evaluates how well a company can manage its information security risks.
What are the benefits of being ISO 27001 certified?
The main benefit of the ISO 27001 Information Security Management System is that an organisation is asked to look for areas of improvement in terms of its data protection. In the modern context, organisations are hosting vast amounts of data, and they have an obligation to keep it secure; ISO 27001 is one of the most effective ways of meeting this obligation.
Improved customer confidence
Increased reliability and security of systems and information
Alignment with customer requirements
Improved processes and strategies