It is becoming more important to be audited against ISO 27001 to demonstrate that you protect your organisations' data and that of your customers. Implementing an Information Security Management System (ISMS) and then having LRQA audit you against ISO 27001 will present a number of benefits to your company and customers.
Benefits of ISO 27001
- Competitive edge – Being audited against ISO 27001 and gaining
certiﬁcation gives a public and independent statement of your capability to protecting your stakeholders information, helping you respond to tenders.
- Minimising risk – ISO 27001 audits ensure controls are in place to reduce the risk of security threats and to avoid any system weaknesses being exploited.
- Best practice - ISO 27001 audits from LRQA gives you, and your customers, trading partners and other key stakeholders, conﬁdence that you have addressed all security risks.
- Reduced costs – Audits against ISO 27001 follow a methodical risk assessment approach ensuring that resources are applied to reduce overall risk.
- Staying within the law – Compliance to ISO 27001 requires you to identify applicable legislation, which has a positive impact on risk management and corporate governance.
Why choose LRQA for ISO 27001?
- LRQA has been at the forefront of standards development and involved in ISO 27001 audits and certiﬁcation for a number of years.
Proven Track Record
- We have high-proﬁle clients in the ﬁnance, telecommunications, software, internet, consultancy, justice and government sectors.
Information Security Specialists
- Our assessors are management systems experts qualiﬁed in information security and other aspects of IT.
What is ISO 27001 certification?
The ISO 27001 standard for information security management systems (ISMS) is internationally recognised. It's a management system tool to help organisations better manage their information assets. ISO 27001 audits and certification can help protect systems against computer-assisted fraud, cyber attack, sabotage and viruses. Breaches in information security can allow vital information to be accessed, stolen, corrupted or lost. How confident are you that you have appropriate controls and procedures in place to avoid such incidents?
ISO 27001 formerly known as BS 7799 is based on the ‘plan – do – check – act’ model in common with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. It uses risk assessment and business impact analysis to identify and manage risk to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information.
Increasingly your clients and prospective clients will want to know how safe your IT systems are. More organisations now see certification to ISO 27001 as a prerequisite for doing business. Becoming ISO 27001 certified will assure stakeholders that you take your obligations seriously.