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The Benefits of Implementing an Information Security Management System (ISMS)

An ISMS is a set of policies, procedures, processes, and systems that manage information risks, such as cyber attacks, hacks, data leaks or theft.

ISO 27001 is the international standard that provides the specification and requirements for implementing an ISMS.

 

The key benefits of implementing an ISMS

Secures your information in all its forms

An ISMS helps protect all types of information, including intellectual property, company secrets and personal information, regardless of whether it is in digital or hard copy form, or where it is stored.

Increases resilience to cyber attacks

Implementing and maintaining an ISMS will significantly increase your organisation’s resilience to cyber attacks.

Provides a centrally managed framework

An ISMS provides a framework for keeping your organisation’s information safe and managing it all in one place.

Offers organisation-wide protection

It protects your organisation from technology-based risks and other, more common threats, such as poorly informed staff or ineffective procedures.

Helps respond to evolving security threats

Continually adapting to changes in the environment and inside the organisation, an ISMS reduces the threat of evolving risks.

Reduces costs associated with information security

Thanks to the risk assessment and analysis approach of an ISMS, organisations can reduce costs spent on indiscriminately adding layers of defensive technology that might not work.

Protects confidentiality, integrity and availability of data

An ISMS offers a set of policies, procedures, technical and physical controls to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information.

Improves company culture

The Standard’s holistic approach covers the whole organisation, not just IT, and encompasses people, processes and technology. This helps employees to readily understand risks and embrace security controls as part of their everyday working practices.

 

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