Gaining certification demonstrates to customers, partners, and regulators that the organisation takes information security seriously and has implemented effective controls. This can lead to increased credibility and trust in the organisation. As a result, this can be beneficial for winning new business and maintaining existing relationships. In addition, many organisations require their suppliers and partners to be certified as a condition of doing business. Therefore, gaining certification can help organisations meet these requirements.
The standard provides a systematic approach to identifying and managing information security risks. This can help businesses make more informed decisions about how to allocate resources and prioritise security efforts. The standard follows a process of risk assessment, risk treatment, and continuous improvement. In short, this allows organisations to effectively manage their information security risks.
Furthermore, having ISO 27001 certification can provide a competitive advantage in the marketplace. It clearly demonstrates a commitment to protecting customers’ data and information. This can help businesses – particularly SMEs – to differentiate themselves from their competitors and attract customers who value information security.