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ISO 27001 information security

ISO 27001 is the leading international standard for information security management systems. Implementing an ISMS and obtaining ISO 27001 certification is a good way for companies to avoid security breaches and reassure stakeholders.


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ISO 9001 is a widely-recognised worldwide standard that organisations can use to achieve continuous improvement and demonstrate their commitment to customer satisfaction. In order to achieve ISO 9001 certification, a business must first develop and implement a stringent quality management system (QMS).


Who needs ISO 9001 certification?

Strictly speaking, no organisation needs ISO 9001 certification. It's perfectly possible to run a successful business without a defined quality management system (QMS) in place, and even if you do implement a QMS, you don't have to get certified if you don't want to.

Nevertheless, more than a million companies worldwide hold ISO 9001 certification - so there are clearly some major benefits.


If you get certified with ISO Accelerator, your ISO 27001 certification will remain valid so long as annual audits verify that your information security management system (ISMS) complies with the ISO 27001 standard.

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Obtaining ISO 27001 certification is a great way to demonstrate that your organisation is serious about information security. This can be immensely reassuring to potential customers, who will no doubt be aware of how damaging a data breach can be and how quickly leaked information can spread in this day and age.

Once you've completed the certification process, you will need to renew periodically in order to retain your 'ISO 27001 certified' status.


Example of an ISO Certificate

Obtaining ISO certification is a good way to demonstrate that your organisation meets a particular standard. Different certifications are available for different aspects of your business - for example, ISO 9001 certification is for quality management, ISO 14001 is for environmental management, and ISO 27001 is for information security.

These ISO certifications are recognised all over the world, and they're suitable for organisations of all sizes and in virtually all sectors.