ISO 27001 Certification Benefits
ISO 27001 Benefits
- Show security credentials
- Win and retain clients
- Reduce errors & costs
- Measurable & scalable
- Reduce insurance premiums
- Increase profitability
ISO 27001 sets out how an organisation should approach its information security management project and specifies the essential components. Recognised internationally, achieving certification provides credibility for those claiming their client’s information is secure.
ISO 27001 is suited to organisations of any size or sector, enabling you to prove you meet the same standard as the likes of Google, Microsoft and Xerox. It can also be the difference in winning tenders where information security is paramount.
“ISO 27001 demonstrates to our clients that we take all aspects of IT and data security seriously."
Xerox Global Document Outsourcing
Stories of security breaches are increasingly commonplace. In a survey by Liebermann, they found that 39% of IT staff could get unauthorised access to their organisation’s most sensitive information. Perhaps unsurprisingly then, fines in 2012 for data security breaches increased by over 200%, according to the Information Commissioner's Office.
ISO 27001, developed as a best practice standard by experts and target users, enables organisations to formalise and verify that risks are properly identified and managed. More importantly, it demonstrates to clients and stakeholders that their information is taken seriously.
As a result, not only does it make winning business easier, in a difficult financial climate, it helps to retain existing custom too. As a result, the standard will soon start paying for itself.
We can provide a free Letter of Commitment so you can demonstrate to clients that you are on your way to achieving certification.
A straight-forward approach
“We are able to get through pre-tenders and as a result we are able to get work. Having ISO in place is critical for our business.”
Explosive Learning Solutions
As a generic management standard, ISO 27001 can be used by those of any size, across all sectors. It provides a framework so that staff know who does what, when and how. As a result, research has shown it can help improve staff morale and retention.
Once implemented, ISO 27001 helps work become more measurable, repeatable and scalable. This has positive implications on your bottomline: the greater consistency and traceability achieved reduces mistakes and the resulting costly re-work.
In addition, ISO 27001 is designed to be compatible with other popular standards such as ISO 9001 (Quality), ISO 14001 (Environmental) and OHSAS 18001 (Health and Safety). All or any combination of these complementary standards can be integrated seamlessly. By sharing many principles, choosing an integrated management system can reduce cost considerably.
Move on to the Process section to learn about the ISO 27001 certification process.