Benefits of an ISO 27001 Certification

ISO 27001 certification is the only international standard for the governance of information assets, creating an effective and sustainable Information Security Management System (ISMS). When you invest in a third-party firm that specializes in the implementing ISMS for organizations of all sizes, your ISMS will be as unique as your organization.

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The Benefits:

COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE Attaining ISO 27001 certification means joining an exclusive group of growing companies that will be able to leverage their ISO 27001 certification as a market differentiator.  Soon, having ISO 27001 certification will be a requirement to do business in many different verticals.  Your competitors are most likely already looking at or moving toward ISO 27001 certification. 

RETURN-ON-INVESTMENT You will be able to utilize your customized ISMS to improve the efficacy of your sales cycle by improving processes that save more money.

PROACTIVE SECURITY MANAGEMENT Holding an ISO 27001 certification is widely accepted proof of a reliable, defensible, standards-based information security posture.  It confirms to both management and clients that your organization is proactively managing its security responsibilities

THE POWER OF INFORMED DECISION Leadership will always be able to make informed decisions before investing into the program.  Not only does this ensure higher Return-on-Investment, it also makes things much easier on the program leader to obtain the necessary budget and resources to ascertain success for the business as a whole.

TIME BASED ASSURANCE ISO 27001 certification is a dynamic process, supporting the improvement of a cultural shift toward cybersecurity practices. The ISO 27001 certification model offers independent proof of maturity.

PROCESS DEFINITION AND METRICS Management gains a clear window into the results of its security investment, and better insight into which security processes are working well and which need improvement.  This helps to make the case for the information security group and often can serve as a model for other parts of the organization.

VENDOR GOVERNANCE Clear communication of security requirements to third parties and scheduled reviews of compliance with such requirements.

LEGAL AND REGULATORY COMPLIANCE The risk-based decision-making inherent in an ISO 27001 ISMS means the system shares a common basis with many new legal requirements.  Compliance for any requirement can simply feed into the risk management process, avoiding a siloed approach. (SOC2, HIPAA, NIST, etc.)

LEGAL DEFENSIBILITY Referencing decision making to an independent standard and valid risk assessment means the organization can easily defend and justify its choices to management, customers and regulators. 

Learn More about ISO 27001 from our free resources:

GreyCastle Security has organized two resources that will help you understand, and build the case, for implementing a ISO 27001 ISMS.

 

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About The Author: Wil Seiler

Wil Seiler brings a wealth of expertise in Information Security, Risk Management and Compliance. Wil is an industry leader in ISO 27001, and a certified Lead Auditor (TPECS). Wil has performed and managed implementations against numerous published security standards in addition to ISO 27001, including PCI-DSS, SOC2, HITRUST, HIPAA/HITECH, EU Safe Harbor, Privacy Shield, GDPR etc., and has spent a majority of his career implementing and assessing information technology controls.

As part of the senior leadership of the GreyCastle team, Wil ensures that the GreyCastle Security’s core values are upheld, and that our products provide value and sustainable solutions for our employees and clients.