Benefits of ISO27001 certification_
Getting an ISO27001 certifcate gets you a lot of benefits. Which?:
Compliance: Implementing the ISO27001 standard wil make sure that you comply with (most of) the legal requirements
Competitive advantage: A certificate can be the differentiator between you and your competitor. Potential clients with – understandable – concerns about the safety of their information, will choose for you when your
competitor can’t ensure the safety of that infromation in the form of a certificate.
Avoid growing pains: While growing you won’t have time to think about procedures regarding information security. Not having a clear system in place to properly deal with information in the organization will result in
situations. This is because your employees won’t know who is responsible for what. During the implementation of ISO27001 you will write down all responsibilities to prevent these confusing situations.
Cost savings: TIME = MONEY & preventing is better than fixing. With the implementation of the ISO27001 norm you will prevent data leaks that will cost you time and thus money.
Expert reviews: During the implementation of the norm you will need to invite an external auditor to complete the certification process. At first glance this could look like a disadvantage, but if you look at it a different
way, you will find
that this is the opportunity for your new ISMS to be reviewed by an expert.