ISO/IEC 27001 certification
By achieving compliance with ISO 27001 (the international standard for Information Security Management) an organization demonstrates its continuing ability to proactively assess their information security risk posture and manage that risk according to the organizations’ risk appetite, and that there is a strong focus on the governance and maintenance of the information security management system (ISMS).
Avoid stumbling blocks for certification and recertification
However organizations can get tied down with the controls and not see the full picture. There have been many situations where management systems fail to obtain or maintain ISO 27001 certification, and it hasn’t been because they don’t have a well-defined and optimized set of security controls. It’s been because they’ve failed to demonstrate their ability and commitment to continually manage, monitor, maintain, and improve their information security management system.
Get insight and impartiality
We've seen organisations from Delotte (with its own cyber risk services division) to TalkTalk get breached even though they were ISO 27001 certified. So whilst ISO 27001 can give you a framework for strengthening your security, it requires you to continuously improve and periodically reassess what your policy says you’re doing and how well you’re doing it. This is why many organisations prefer to hire an independent, unbiased third party to help with this audit process, such as Infosec Partners that has both insight and impartiality to provide a clearer assessment of the organisation's information security status.
In the new normal of rapidly escalating and continuously evolving cyber threats, being able to identify, adjust, and react to information security risk has never been more important - especially to customers, investors and regulators.