What is ISO 27001


The ISO or International Organization for Standardization is a global body that is involved in collecting and managing a broad range of standards for different disciplines.

The objective of ISO 27001 is to not only to align to the security standard but to establish a discipline of IT operations by providing a benchmark for establishing, implementing, operating, monitoring, reviewing, maintaining and improving information security management systems. So if your business is looking to take its information security to the next level, achieving ISO 27001 compliance and certification should be made an immediate priority. 

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Why Should Your Business Choose ISO 27001?


Enables a secure exchange of information

The ISO standard helps your organisation anticipate and identify a possible threat to your information security and create a plan of action for addressing it. The standard makes sure that someone in your organisation is well equipped to handle a threat if it cannot be prevented.

Increases the awareness of information security

Increases the overall awareness of information security amongst your employees. By providing information security training to all employees regardless of their role in the company, you allow them to be held accountable for the overall information security of the organisation.

Increases your reputation amongst your customers

By getting an ISO 27001 certification, customers will recognize you as reputable and safe when it comes to information security and it shows that you care about the safety of not only your data but the customers too.

Gives you a competitive advantage

The ISO 27001 is a huge distinguishing factor that helps demonstrate good security practices when compared to your competitors. A client may choose to avail of your services when they notice that you, out of your competitors, are the only one who has achieved ISO 27001 certification.

Avoid the financial penalties and loss associated with data breaches

The global cost of data breaches in 2021 is expected to reach $6 trillion annually. As the globally recognized standard for information security, ISO 27001 enables organisations to avoid the potentially devastating financial losses caused by data breaches.

Helps meet legal regulations and client’s contractual obligations

Imagine your organisation is required by a client, third party, or by law to show your organisation's capability in information security. In situations like this, ISO 27001 could be an excellent choice, this standard is recognized and used by many organisations worldwide.

4 Business Challenges That ISO 27001 Solves 


Your business isn’t aware of its information assets

 

ISO 27001 can help to identify the information assets and secure them, which in turn could lead to maximizing their potential market value.

Your business may be unaware of the risks facing them

 

ISO 27001 can empower your business to identify risks that are known and unknown, preventing them before they cause any damage to your reputation or finances.

 

Your business may be losing out on clients and additional revenue

 

Achieving  ISO 27001 accreditation can help not only attract clients but reassure your current clients of your commitment towards securing their sensitive information and data. 

Your organization may be wasting time on repeated audits

 

Getting your ISMS, ISO 27001 accreditation, helps your organization to be globally recognized as secure, which negates the need for your customers to perform audits on your organization.

How We Do It


The StickmanCyber team can help assess your current information security systems and identify the gaps. We can define the goals you need to achieve, plan and execute the steps required, and then get your organisation prepared to get ISO 27001 certified. Finally, we can work with you to ensure you maintain your security standards.

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Align with the gold standard of information security system management

ISO 27001 is the international standard for information security management.  In 2013, the standard was updated with some significant changes made to the 2005 standard it replaced.

Download the ebook to know the major changes that came with the ISO 27001 update, and the 9 steps you can undertake to help with your transition.

 

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New updates to ISO 27001:2013 coming in 2022

A new iteration of ISO 27002 was published earlier this year in February 2022, and a revised version of ISO 27001 is expected to be published later this year, in October 2022.

Interested in what is changing? We have put together an article answering the ten most common questions businesses have regarding the upcoming ISO 27001:2022 standard. 

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