You want to comply with the ISO 27001 standard and perhaps even successfully pass the ISO 27001 certification. However, where should you start and what is the ISO 27001 anyway?
What is ISO 27001?
ISO 27001 is an international standard for information security. It describes the process by which an organisation gets and keeps information security in order.
ISO 27001 focuses on risk analysis to control and reduce risks to an acceptable level for the organisation in question. These countermeasures can be based on those proposed in the standard that form a coherent whole.
Implementation of ISO 27001
Many SMB (small and medium-sized businesses) organisations are reluctant to implement adequate information security according to ISO 27001. This is not entirely unexpected, because of the abstract description of the standard which makes it very difficult to translate to one's own practice. On the other hand, because of the large amount of documentation that needs to be prepared and new processes that need to be implemented.
A large number of organisations therefore choose to have a large part of the implementation done by external consultants or to do only that which is strictly necessary for the customer's requirements.
Nevertheless, implementing information security according to ISO 27001 does not have to be expensive or complicated for an SMB organisation. The majority of SMB organizations are organised in a similar way, thus the main implementation requirements are comparable.
The benefits of ISO 27001
- An ISO 27001 certification shows that your organisation meets the strict requirements regarding information security. This creates a good reputation and commercial opportunities for your organisation;
- With ISO 27001 certification, information security risks are reduced and future incidents can be prevented;
- Thanks to the ISO 27001 you will comply with the most important laws and regulations around information security.
Our solution: Base27
Axxemble aims to support organisations in SMBs in a smart and practical way with adequate information security. To this end, we have set up a framework with which SMBs can quickly and easily define their own policies and start the process for risk management related to information security.
Our online software tooling Base27 provides support in the form of a portal for employees where they can learn all the necessary information and are kept informed of new developments. Base27 is also the beating heart for carrying out risk analyses, realizing the treatment plan, selecting suppliers, monitoring effectiveness and handling (security) incidents.