Increasingly organizations are required to demonstrate to existing and potential customers, suppliers and shareholders the integrity of their data and systems and complete commitment to information security, including certification to ISO 27001. It is becoming a prerequisite to do business with banks, insurance companies, reporting agencies and public sector authorities who oversee information.
The confidentiality, integrity, and availability of vital corporate and customer information may be essential to maintain competitive edge, cash-flow, profitability, legal compliance and commercial image and ISO 27001 is the accepted global framework. The consequences for an organization, if its information is lost, destroyed, corrupted, burned, flooded, sabotaged or misused can be catastrophic.
On the positive side, focus on IT security and data integrity can lead to new business opportunities with security-conscious customers and strengthen confidentiality throughout the workplace. It also allows your business to enforce information security and reduce the possible risk of fraud, information loss and disclosure.
IT organizations can benefit from the following standards:
- ISO 27001 Information Security Management Systems
- ISO IEC 20000-1 Information Technology Service Management
- ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System Standard