IT Governance has launched its ISO 27001 Global Survey to find out the drivers, challenges and benefits of implementing the standard.
The survey, now in its third edition, also aims to get insights into the dynamic landscape of information security and data protection.
Alan Calder, the founder and executive chairman of IT Governance, said: “Having published two editions of the ISO 27001 Global Survey, we have found it particularly useful in gathering valuable insights into the benefits and challenges of implementing an ISO 27001-compliant information security management system (ISMS). It also justifies why global ISO 27001 adoption continues to grow.”
ISO 27001 Global Survey 2016 key findings:
- 69% of respondents said that the main driver for implementing ISO 27001 was to improve their organization’s information security posture.
- 51% of respondents had problems either convincing the board about the importance of information security or securing the necessary budget and resources to implement ISO 27001.
- In general, companies are not tracking implementation costs, but where costs have been tracked the average is less than £20,000.
- 54% of respondents use external providers of penetration testing, and 51% rely on external consultants to help them implement an ISMS.
- Only 16% of companies employ a dedicated full-time ISMS manager. 19% say their IT manager is responsible for the ISMS, and 18% say their CISO is responsible.
Complete the survey in less than five minutes
The survey comprises 23 multiple-choice questions and will take less than five minutes to complete. All respondents will receive a complimentary copy of the report.
Implementers are encouraged to contribute to this important exchange of feedback and experiences. Completing the survey also means a chance of winning a £350 (or $500) voucher that can be used against any product or service purchased from IT Governance. Terms and conditions apply.