The related costs and disruption caused by incidents where information security has been compromised continues to soar and can be hugely damaging.
A security breach will cost an organization almost $1m on average*
ISO/IEC 27001 can help protect your organization and reduce risk by putting in a robust and systematic approach to managing information. With this standard in place BSI clients have discovered the following business benefits:
• 80% inspires trust in our business
• 75% reduces business risk
• 71% protects our business
When you implement ISO/IEC 27001, it can help protect your reputation, save money, achieve compliance, and reduce risks. By embracing the standard and putting in place effective processes you will send a clear signal to clients, employees, and other stakeholders that you are serious about information security.
Here is how ISO/IEC 27001 can help your organization.
Bringing information security into the heart of
It raises the Importance of information security in your organization and ensures it supports your business strategy and objectives. It’s really a business management tool which helps you understand what information you have, where it is, and most importantly, how you protect it. It’s the most effective way of managing your information and can save you from costly fines and losses.
Helps you win more business and protects your
ISO/IEC 27001 clearly demonstrates that you take information security seriously. It helps reassure customers and suppliers that you have identified risks and have best practice in place to control and minimize these. It helps to differentiate your organization, satisfy tender or supply chain requirements and expand into new markets. And it protects you from the adverse publicity that comes with security breaches.
Led from the top – one organization working
ISO/IEC 27001 requires commitment and involvement from your leadership team.
Top management are responsible for the system’s effectiveness and for making sure the whole organization understands how they contribute to the Information Security Management System, (ISMS). Recent trends show that people are as likely to cause a data breach as viruses and other types of malicious software. Creating a culture whereby the importance of information security is promoted and embraced avoids confusion and provides clarity.
Helps you identify risks and improve
You’ll need to identify and manage risks relevant to your ISMS and continually evaluate its effectiveness. This is particularly important when technology is constantly changing and new threats can arise suddenly. You will need to evaluate the effectiveness of the controls you put in place to manage risk and make sure they are proportionate to the potential impact on your business. This will help to keep your organization resilient and optimize the performance of your ISMS.
Top tips on making ISO/IEC 27001 effective for you
Every year we help tens of thousands of clients. Here are their top tips.