North America is currently the fastest growing region in terms of ISO 27001 registrations, according to ISO Survey 2014.
Now totalling 836 registrations, North America boasts an annual growth rate of 17.42% in 2014.
Other regions include the Middle East with a growth rate of 13.53%, Central and South Asia with 12.54%, Europe with 9.53%, East Asia and Pacific with 4.07%, Central/South America with 1.84% and Africa with a decline of 18.18%.
ISO 27001 – the cybersecurity standard
ISO 27001, the international cybersecurity standard, has long been regarded as the leading framework for implementing an information security management system (ISMS) that enables organizations to obtain an independent registration to prove their cybersecurity credentials.
In fact, the US has the ninth largest number of ISO 27001 registrations globally (664), moving up one place from last year.
ISO27001 registration is often a supply chain requirement and, as such, can help organizations broaden their client base and supply chain network, while supporting business opportunities in international markets where the Standard is recognized.
Other ISO 27001 benefits include: enhanced reputation, increased stakeholder trust, meeting regulatory and compliance requirements, and improved internal processes.
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More and more companies across North America have come to realise the benefits of implementing an ISO 27001-accredited information security management system, both in terms of improving security and gaining a competitive advantage.