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What is ISO 27001 and why should my business get certified?

What is ISO 27001 and why should my business get certified?

We are now living in an age where technology plays a more important role in our lives with each passing year. This year, we will very likely see more technology usage than ever before. With that said, organisations must ensure they’re prepared to deal with the risks associated with this.

Digitalisation and increased technology use shouldn’t be something we shy away from. In fact, embracing new technologies has been great for organisations in a number of ways, such as being able to almost seamlessly shift to a remote working model, with a number of collaborative softwares to utilise.

However, where there is increased usage of technology, there are more opportunities for cyber criminals to launch cyber attacks.

With all this said, many businesses are seeking ISO 27001 certification this year to ensure that they are best protected against cyber threats.

What is ISO 27001?

ISO 27001 is an internationally recognised standard that provides the framework for a comprehensive Information Security Management System (ISMS). It implements 114 legal, physical, and technical risk controls that allows organisations to carry out robust information management.

Using them [ISO 27000 standards] enables organisations of any kind to manage the security of assets such as financial information, intellectual property, employee details or information entrusted by third parties.


Set to be updated in Spring this year, the standard will provide businesses with up-to-date guidance on areas that weren’t previously covered in great detail, like Cloud.

Additionally, ISO 27002 is set to receive an update in 2022. This standard provides the code of practice for an ISMS, which provides details on the requirements and controls in ISO 27001.

Why should my business get ISO 27001 certified?

The release of these new updates to the standards provides the perfect opportunity to put in place a futureproof framework to protect an organisation's information security.

Having this framework in place helps organisations to:

  • Demonstrate legal compliance
  • Minimise risk exposure
  • Achieve greater customer satisfaction
  • Create a culture of security
  • Ensure their information remains secure

How can I gain ISO 27001 certification? What are the requirements?

ISO 27001 can be achieved by any organisation, irrespective of its size and type.

Those looking to gain ISO 27001 certification can do so through the assistance of an external company, which tends to be the most straightforward approach. They can take you through the certification process, ensuring that your policies and procedures reach the requirements of the standard. Additionally, they can arrange an audit and help you implement any changes that might be required.

Our friends over at QMS International are a leading ISO certification body and can help you reach certification in just 30 days! If you want to find out more get in touch with them here.

GDPR & Cyber Security Training Courses

Here at iHASCO, we offer ​​a range of online Cyber Security & GDPR Training courses that are designed to help organisations work towards compliance, improve cyber security awareness, and protect their business from cyber threats or data breaches.

Some of our most popular courses in this bundle include:

Having helped thousands of UK businesses easily work towards information security compliance, we are sure that we can help you too!

Claim a free, no-obligation trial to any of the courses today! Alternatively, request a bespoke quote for your organisation and a member of our team will get in touch to discuss your training needs.