Connor Bell & Craig Pepper
March 15, 2023
8 Min Read

The Importance of ISO 27001 for small businesses

That's right, ISO 27001 isn't just for big corporations and tech giants - it's also for small businesses like yours. And it's not just a boring set of guidelines, it's a globally recognised standard for information security management systems that can protect your valuable assets and make your business processes more efficient.

Now, I know what you're thinking: "But ISO 27001 sounds so serious and technical, how do I know that I actually need it?" Well, let me tell you, How Implementing ISO 27001 with Periculo can keep your business safe from cyber threats and build customer trust simultaneously.

Think of it like a superhero movie, the one with the guy in an iron suit. ISO 27001 is like the suit of armour that protects your business from the villains of the digital world. It's your secret weapon that makes you stronger and more powerful than your competitors. And just like in this superhero movie, implementing ISO 27001 requires hard work and dedication, but the rewards are worth it.

A study by KPMG found that organizations that have implemented ISO 27001 reported improved brand reputation (67%) and customer trust (64%)

Implementing ISO 27001 can have many benefits for small businesses. Here are a few of the important ones:

Stand out against competitors : 

Having ISO27001 will make you stand out from your competitors as it demonstrates your commitment to information security. Potential customers will have instant assurance seeing a supplier as ISO27001 accredited. 

Builds customer trust : 

Customers are becoming more concerned about the security of their data. Implementing ISO 27001 can show customers that the business takes information security seriously and is committed to protecting their data. This can help build trust and increase customer loyalty.

Helps meet legal and regulatory requirements: 

Many industries have legal and regulatory requirements for information security. Implementing ISO 27001 can help small businesses meet these requirements and avoid penalties or legal action.

Reduces the risk of data breaches: 

Small businesses are often seen as easy targets for cybercriminals. Implementing ISO 27001 can help reduce the risk of data breaches by identifying potential vulnerabilities and implementing controls to mitigate them.

Protects sensitive information: 

Small businesses often have valuable information that needs to be protected, such as customer data, financial records, and intellectual property. ISO 27001 provides a framework for protecting this information, ensuring that it is only accessible to authorized personnel.

Improves business processes: 

ISO 27001 requires businesses to review their processes and identify areas for improvement. This can lead to more efficient and effective business operations.

So 27001 can be your ticket to the big leagues - it can help you meet legal and regulatory requirements, reduce the risk of data breaches, and improve your business processes. And when you do all of that, you'll be able to sit back, relax, and watch as your customers put their trust in you and your business.

So, if you're ready to be the superhero of your small business and protect it from cyber threats, then ISO 27001 is the way to go. It's not just a set of guidelines, it's your key to success in an increasingly digital world.

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