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Wednesday, August 8, 2007

The Benefits of ISO 27001 Implementation

The benefits of standardization, and of implementation of one or more of the ISO 27000 series are wide and varied. Although they tend to differ from organization to organization, many are common.

The following is a list of potential benefits. As with many items on this website, this is an ongoing project. Please feel free to add further points via the comments option below.

Interoperability
This is a general benefit of standardization. The idea is that systems from diverse parties are more likely to fit together if they follow a common guideline.

Assurance
Management can be assured of the quality of a system, business unit, or other entity, if a recognized framework or approach is followed.

Due Diligence
Compliance with, or certification against, and international standard is often used by management to demonstrate due diligence.

Bench Marking
Organizations often use a standard as a measure of their status within their peer community. It can be used as a bench mark for current position and progress.

Awareness
Implementation of a standard such as ISO 27001 can often result in greater security awareness within an organization.

Alignment
Because implementation of ISO 27001 (and the other ISO 27000 standards) tends to involve both business management and technical staff, greater IT and Business alignment often results.

From : www.27001.net

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