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Short answer: nobody is required to be ISO 27001 certified, but this standard can be extremely useful if your organisation is looking to protect against cyberattacks and reassure customers that their private information is in safe hands.

ISO 27001 Information Security

ISO/IEC 27001 – commonly shortened to ISO 27001 – is the global standard for information security management systems. Organisations of all sizes and across all sectors can obtain ISO 27001 certification by implementing a compliant information security management system (ISMS) and verifying it through an accredited certification body.


Short answer: no, ISO 9001 does not cover health and safety. The ISO standard for occupational health and safety is ISO 45001.

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ISO 9001 is the international standard for quality management systems. It has nothing to do with health and safety, which has its own ISO standard (ISO 45001).


How many ISO standards are there?

As of 30th January 2024, the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) has published 25,176 international standards.


Thinking about getting ISO 27001 certification

ISO 27001 can help your business to avoid costly security breaches, and getting certified will make your company more attractive to prospective clients for whom information security is a top priority. These are two key reasons why ISO 27001 certification is worthwhile.


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