What is the ISO 27001 Certification?
If your organization has an information security management system (ISMS), you should definitely consider pursuing an ISO 27001 certification. An ISMS includes the processes, people, technology, and procedures that will protect sensitive data. The ISO 27001 ensures all facets of your ISMS are working efficiently and effectively.
ISO itself defines the ISO 27001 as a standard that “provides companies of any size and from all sectors of activity with guidance for establishing, implementing, maintaining and continually improving an information security management system.” Being able to place the ISO 27001 certification on your company website reflects to your partners, vendors, and customers that you are following international standards and best practices.
If you are a manufacturer and are wondering if you should pursue the ISO 27001, there are a few things to consider:
- If you have already earned the ISO 9001 certification,
you are on your way toward ISO 27001 certification. The process will be less complex and will take less time.
- If you want to pursue the NIST/CMMC certification, ISO 27001 will help you get on the right path while also earning you an additional certification.
- If you sell internationally, an ISO 27001 is highly beneficial.
- Of course, if your client mandates the ISO 27001, you certainly want to get that certification as soon as possible.