Any organization handling sensitive information can benefit from the ISO 27001 certification. Implementing an information security management system (ISMS) that adheres to the ISO 27001 standard provides organizations with a program to mitigate potential security breach risks that could have legal, business, and reputational implications. Organizations that benefit from ISO 27001 certification include IT companies, financial service providers, telecoms, government agencies, healthcare service providers, and any other company handling sensitive data.
Achieving ISO 27001 certification shows stakeholders that data and information are protected from unauthorized access, ensures information is accurate, allows only authorized users to modify information, and assesses and mitigates risks. ISO 27001 certification offers increased systems and information security, which improves business resilience, and confidence in the relationship between business partner and customer.