3 benefits of ISO 27001 certification

ISO 27001 is the only auditable international standard that defines the requirements of an Information Security Management System.

An ISMS is a systematic approach which consists of processes, technology and people that helps companies protect and manage all their organisation’s information through effective risk management. 

At the heart of ISO 27001 there are business-driven risk assessments, which means we will be able to identify and treat security threats according to our organisation’s risk appetite and tolerance.

And how will this help Wideum and our clients.

1. It will protect our company from security threats

The main reason for Wideum to seek ISO 27001 certification is that it will help us avoid security threats. This includes both cyber criminals breaking into our IT infrastructure and data breaches caused by employees making mistakes.

Cyber attacks are on the increase in across Europe and the rest of the world, and can have a massive impact on our organisation and our reputation. An ISO 27001-certified ISMS (information security management system) helps protect our organisation and keeps us out of the headlines.

ISO 27001’s framework ensures that we have the tools in place to strengthen our organisation across the three pillars of cyber security: people, processes and technology.

We will use the Standard to identify the relevant policies you need to document, the technologies to protect you and the staff training to avoid mistakes.

2. It will improve our structure and focus

As Wideum adapts and grows, it won’t take long before our people lose sight of their responsibilities regarding information security.

With ISO 27001, we can now create a system that has enough flexibility to ensure that everyone maintains their focus on information security tasks. Similarly, it will require us to conduct annual risk assessments, which help us make changes where necessary.

ISO 27001 will also help us to avoid the costly penalties associated with non-compliance with data protection requirements such as the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). We do our best to comply, but sometimes you don’t know what you don’t know and we may commit unwanted mistakes.

3. It will help us grow

Achieving ISO 27001 compliance will help us win new business and enhance our reputation with existing customers and suppliers. In fact, we know that some organisations only work with organisations that can demonstrate that they have certified to ISO 27001.

ISO 27001 certification is globally accepted and demonstrates effective security, reducing the need for repeat customer audits.