ISO 27001 is the international security standard against which organisations seek independent certification for their information security management system. It specifies the requirements for establishing, implementing, operating, monitoring reviewing, maintaining and improving a documented Information Security Management System (ISMS), using a continual improvement approach. It provides the foundation or third-party audits and is meant to ‘harmonise’ with other management standards, such as ISO 27034 (application security), ISO 9001 (quality management) and ISO 14001 (environmental management).
ISO 27001 and Business Security
The process of achieving ISO 27001 compliance can appear both daunting and confusing to businesses of any size and ultimately appear to offer very small reward for a sizeable effort.
We know the benefits very well and compliance with data security standards brings with it major benefits to businesses of all sizes and experience, such as:
- It qualifies that your systems are secure, encouraging customers to trust you with their sensitive payment card information
- It improves your reputation with acquiring banks and payment brands
- It is an on-going process, not just a one-time event. It provides the compliant structure and approach to prevent security breaches and theft of payment card data
- It also benefits in other areas such as SOX and PCI DSS and will provide the basis for a corporate security strategy
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ISO 27001 Next Steps
Abilott can guide you through the process of assessing your current state of readiness or achieving full compliance to the ISO 27001 Standard. Abilott have been advising on ISO 27001 for many years with our most senior consultants being Lead Auditors and support staff having multiple security accreditations.
Using tools we have developed we can speed up the implementation time by more than 50%, achieving compliance in as little as 3 months, significantly better than the usual 9+ months.
Abilott will speed up the process by:
- Having the knowledge to advise and guide you through the process. Without knowledge not only will your project last much longer, but you’ll probably never finish it;
- Running the implementation as a project, with defined objectives, milestones, responsibilities and deliverables;
- Refining existing procedures and processes to save anything from 20% to 30% of your time and cost;
- Using the appropriate documentation templates written in your language, appropriate for the size of your company and made specifically for the purpose.