ISO 27001 is one of the international standards that need to be followed by organization’s in order to ensure the security of information assets, whether it is details about the employees, financial information or any other information assigned to an organization by customers, vendors or any other third party. Keeping them secure will be a possibility by following the standards of ISO 27001.
ISO 27001 is the most preferred standard to assure risk management and other security services when it comes to Information Security Management System (ISMS). ISMS include a series of organized approaches and framework in order to ensure that any kind of sensitive information of a company is kept secure and safe. Organizations of varied scale and size can keep their information assets secure with a robust ISMS.
Why Should You Comply with ISO 27001?
Different verticals and lines of business in the domain of Education, Financial Services, Government, Health Care, Hotels, Payment Services, Restaurants, Retail, Information Technology etc. need adherence and compliance to ISO 27001 because all of these fields deal with huge amounts of data which need to be maintained properly because the sensitivity of the information is huge. If this data is accessible or is vulnerable to security breaches then it could have a catastrophic impact financially, legally etc. Strict adherence to the standards of ISO 27001 will ensure that a business is not susceptible to any kind of vulnerabilities which could pose a risk to the information security of the organization etc.
Here are some of the key reasons why adherence to ISO 27001 is imperative-
- Proactive risk management helps in ensuring that the information assets are kept secure from any probable threats
- Proper remediation services are also available along with threat protection and detection capabilities thereby helping in effective threat management
- Distinct segregation of roles & responsibilities for people thereby, assuring effective risk reduction along with a powerful compliance framework
- ISO 27001 provides an organization with adequate amount of resources to protect the interests of vendors and customers
This helps in building customer confidence in the current environment of increasing threats to information assets.