ISO 27001 Guide – Adoptech InfoSec Certification

Simplifying Information Security Certification.

What is ISO 27001?

ISO 27001 (also known as ISO IEC 27001) is the internationally recognised “best practice” standard for Information Security, cybersecurity and privacy protection. It sets out the policies and procedures needed to implement an Information Security Management System (ISMS) that aims to protect your company and client information in a systematic and cost-effective way. Being independently audited and certified as ISO 27001 compliant gives clients and potential clients confidence in your company’s security posture.

What is an ISMS?

An Information Security Management System (ISMS) is a management system that contains all the Information Security policies, procedures and operational processes of a company. It is the way a company can track and demonstrate that it is effectively managing information security and cybersecurity risks whilst protecting the privacy and integrity of data. An ISMS should evolve systematically in response to changing risks.

Why do I need ISO 27001 certification?

ISO 27001 ensures appropriate processes and controls are in place to maintain and continually improve the way your company protects, stores and manages data. Being certified demonstrates that your company takes information security seriously and that it is fully committed to it.

 The benefits of ISO 27001

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Win more deals

Certification adds credibility to your business and prospective clients gain confidence that their data is in safe hands if they work with you. ISO 27001 certification provides that reassurance. 

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Speed up the procurement process

On-boarding with clients is typically much faster for ISO 27001 certified software companies as they are better prepared to answer the RFIs/RFPs and lengthy information security questionnaires.

Revenue and IP protection. 

Implementing ISO 27001 reduces the risk of an information security incident that can be catastrophic to your business. With an ISO 27001 ISMS implemented you will be in a better position to identify risks and prevent incidents

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Company culture, image and reputation

Reinforce a culture of security, not only with external stakeholders, but also with your staff. Implementing ISO 27001 helps to reinforce a company culture that considers information security in every aspect of the business.

Do you need more information about ISO 27001? Why not take a look at our Certification Guide.