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Benefits of implementing ISO/IEC 27001 Information Security Management System

Benefits of implementing ISO/IEC 27001 Information Security Management System

Benefits of implementing ISO/IEC 27001 Information Security Management System

There are many benefits of implementing an information security management system (ISMS) as defined by ISO/IEC 27001. We can summarize them under 4 main headings;

The first one is Engagement;

  • ISO/IEC 27001 requires you to identify all internal and external stakeholders relevant to your ISMS.
  • It also requires you to communicate the ISMS policy to and ensure that the workforce understands how they contribute to it
  • Top management needs to define ISMS roles and ensure individuals are competent.

All of above

  • Provides you with improved information security awareness amongst all relevant parties,
  • Reduces the likelihood of staff-related information security breaches,
  • Shows commitment to information security at all levels of the business.

Second; Reputation:

ISO/IEC 27001

  • Helps you put in place procedures to enable prompt detection of information security breaches
  • Requires you to continually improve your Information Security Management System (ISMS)

As a result of these,

  • ISO/IEC 27001 ISMS provides you with better protection of information.
  • It improves your company’s reputation and stakeholder confidence including customers.
  • You gain better visibility of risk amongst interested parties.
  • It builds trust and credibility in the market to help you win more business.
Third; Compliance:
  • ISO/IEC 27001 gives you a framework that helps you to manage your legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Makes you review and communicate your regulatory requirements to other interested parties.

So, it helps you comply with relevant legislation and helps make sure you keep up to date. It also reduces the likelihood of fines or prosecution.

And last but not least is Risk Management;

ISO/IEC 27001 helps you identify risks to your information and put in place measures to manage or reduce them.

  • It helps you protect your information so you can continue business as usual and minimize disruptions.
  • ISO/IEC 27001 gives cost savings by minimizing incidents
  • It ensures information is protected, available, and can be accessed

That’s how ISO/IEC 27001 protects your information, protects your business, protects your reputation and adds value to your business.


The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25th May 2018. This regulation will replace the EU Data Protection Directive.

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