ISO27001 - the Information Security standard

ISO27001 specifies a management system that is intended to bring information security under management control and gives specific requirements. Organizations that meet the requirements may be certified by an accredited certification body following successful completion of an audit.

How to get ISO27001

The process for achieving ISO27001 can be broken into four main stages as follows:

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Why you should do ISO27001

Think of the information in your business as an asset. Like other important business assets, information has a value and consequently needs to be suitably protected.

ISO27001 will help coordinate both your electronic and physical security efforts. It provides you with a coherent, cost effective and consistent approach. This is why so many businesses (and with that, potential customers) recognise ISO27001 as proof that you take the security of their personal / business information seriously.

Benefits for your business, your clients and your staff

Reduce costs

Reducing risk reduces incidents

Increase trust

ISO27001 improves brand perception

Better processes

More robust procedures give better results

Increase confidence

You can demonstrate solid security processes

Supply chain benefits

Up and down chain confidence in security

Time saving

Certification replaces lengthy delarations

Reduce stress

Appropriate controls reduce accidents

Clearly defined roles

Everyone knows what’s expected of them


If you follow the rules, you’re doing it right