Getting certified for ISO 27001 Information Security Management Systems Standard can sound daunting. Understanding, achieving and maintaining accredited certification to the international standard for information security management, ISO 27001, can be a complicated job, especially if you are new to the standard. However, it is not as difficult as the rumours make it out to be!
Let us kill some of the myths about ISO 27001 for you, so you don’t have to worry!
1. ISO27001 requires a massive investment in technology and other resources
2. It requires a large amount of documentation
3. It takes a long time to implement the standard
4. The standard imposes new constraints on business
Luckily, none of these are true!
An organisation can implement an effective ISO 27001 information security management system with very little investment. Most businesses today operate fully or partially online already, so the systems used already exist in your business! Gone are the days of having server rooms to store your data onsite with lots of documents. Now, cloud systems are available to store your data securely and safely, without the associated costs. Just be aware of their security systems and do your due diligence with your stakeholders, all part of implementing your ISO 27001 systems!
ISO 27001 can also be implemented quickly if you know and understand what the requirements are. It doesn't impose constraints on your business. In fact, it is quite the opposite. By customising your systems to your business objectives, they can be used as a strategic asset. This, in turn, enables your organisation to be more competitive and reduce the overall cost of delivering services to customers!