ISO 27001 is a standard that governs best practice when establishing, maintaining, and optimising an information security framework. In this blog, we will explain why the information security standard can be so beneficial for your business, and the steps you will need to take to become certified.
ISO 27001 is just one of the ISO standards in the 27000 series. A family that covers information security standards and the management of risks within an information security management system. This standard specifically controls risk assessment and minimisation, the implementation of security systems, and authorisation and staff training.
ISO 27001 requires various documentation and procedures, all of which can be aided by external consultants, such as Mark1 to help guide you through the process. For example, you will require an Information Security Policy, a Statement of Applicability, an Inventory of Assets, and a Risk Treatment Plan. Meeting the entire list of requirements ensures that you have considered every aspect of information security. This requires you to have identified and solved any issues or weaknesses in your operations, and demonstrated to your customers that your business is secure.
Information security management systems can be implemented and adapted for businesses of any size and industry, ensuring that you can be certified as following best practices. It certifies to potential and existing customers that you have taken steps to protect their personal information. It also displays that you are a detail-oriented and conscientious business, and that they should trust you. For these reasons, ISO certification can help you to stand out amongst your competitors.
For more information about ISO 27001, and how your business can become certified, you can contact the Mark1 team here.