By: Jeremy Martin, Director – 27K1 Ltd
ISO 27001 – Information Security in an unstable world
During the present political turmoil of Brexit, here in the UK, British companies and our European trading partners are unable to rely upon a “Business As Usual” approach to established commercial relationships. Change is threatening trade agreements, supply chains and the cost base.
Given such challenges to commerce, business requires assurance and stability, which is why the Geneva based International Standards Organisation has developed a range of ISO accreditations, especially ISO 27001 – the Information Security standard, first launched in 2005.
Who can you trust?
ISO 27001 is the internationally recognized standard for information security. It aims to help organizations follow best-practice for the safekeeping of information assets. Compliance and accreditation to the standard is a 2-stage process: Stage 1 requires the development of the policies and procedures which underpin the Information Security Management System. Stage 2 is a systematic review and gap analysis of all corporate information security assets, including software, hardware, property, personnel, IP and documentation. This will enable the business to assess the likelihood and business impact of potential threats, loss and damage and then take positive action to shore up any vulnerabilities and safeguard their Information Security assets.
Ultimately, businesses work towards fulfilling the scope of their self-defined ISMS, which is then audited by an approved assessor from an accredited standards authority, such as those found on the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board’s listing – http://anabdirectory.remoteauditor.com/
What does ISO 27001 Certification say about you?
Gaining ISO 27001 Certification is a statement of intent. Increasingly, small to medium sized businesses are gaining ISO 27001 accreditation in order to demonstrate their Information Security posture and compete for tenders that demand proof of their Information Security credentials.
However, the process of gaining ISO 27001 certification can be complex and protracted, prone to error and expensive, especially when adopting a spreadsheet based approach to information security asset management. Many small to medium sized companies believe that this valuable accreditation may be beyond their reach.
The 27k1 app
The 27k1 app has been developed to simplify this process and whilst being feature rich, is intended to be intuitive to use, low cost and the most comprehensive software solution of its’ type available on the UK and global market. Jeremy Martin, Director at 27k1 Ltd stated that the app has been well received by IS consultants and their clients in the UK, and “it is only a matter of time before the app will be launched in the US”.
Low Cost, rapid Return on Investment and Product Support
The 27k1 app is priced at $1,500.00 + TAX, enjoying 1 year’s subscription, including full product support. For more information, please visit www.27k1.com where you can download the app and arrange a one-to-one product demonstration.