ISO27001 certificate, 5 reasons why_

20 Oct 2019

Author: Lisette Anink

Reasons to get ISO27001 certified_

We know…… You are working hard to grow that organization of yours. Still, taking the time to think about your ISMS and getting that ISO27001 certificate is worth the ‘trouble’ as it brings you lots of benefits as well (e.g. cost savings). Let’s look deeper into these benefits.

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Regulations, requirements, laws, GDPR, it’s hard to keep track of all of them. It has become more and more difficult to make sure your organization complies with everything it is supposed to comply with regarding information security.

The standard provided within ISO27001 will make sure you comply with the most important regulations, laws and requirements regarding information security.

2. Improve your competitive advantage_

As we have said, an ISO27001 certificate takes your information security management system (ISMS) to the next level. But, it does not only help you to become better organized. Getting ISO27001 certified will strengthen your competitive advantage.

How? Well, if you have an ISO27001 certificate and your competitor doesn’t, it might be the differentiator that lands you that group of customers and retain current customers/business partners/suppliers that are worried about the safety of their information.

3. No unnecessary costs_

Mistakes regarding information security cost time to fix and in business TIME = MONEY. Even the smallest mistake costs you money and time you either don’t have or you don’t want to spend on fixing small data leaks.

The ISMS you’ll have in place after getting an ISO27001 certificate helps you prevent those mistakes. We like to say: “preventing is better than fixing” (do you agree?;)).

4. Avoid growing pains_

Scaling-up or growing is something every organization does. Some do it with success and some don’t. Once you are growing too fast, you don’t have the time to stop and think: “Do I have the right processes and procedures in place.” (Regarding my ISMS).

Not having the time to think about all of that will result in confusing situations. Your employees won’t know who needs to do what and when it needs to be done.

Whilst implementing the ISO27001 you will write down all processes and procedures regarding your information security. This will help you avoid these growing pains and gives a clear picture about responsibilities.

5. An expert review of your current ISMS_

Besides the usual internal audits — you will have to do whilst implementing the ISO27001 standard — you will also have to let an external auditor review your ISMS.

They will give you an honest review. Which will expose any faults in your new ISMS. The auditor will also check if your new ISMS provides the appropriate level of security to protect the private information within your organization.

This review will get you that certificate and shows that you are indeed on the right track. It’s always good to get someone from outside your organization to review procedures with a fresh look.

Take the next step!_

We know for a fact that you will be able to get an ISO27001 certification. However, Taking the time to put everything in place, making sure you do everything you supposed to do and get the most out of the benefits mentioned in this article is a difficult process.

That’s where we come in! Our consultants are ready to help you take your organization to the next level. Get in touch now for help with the ISO27001 certification process.

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