Most businesses have a variety of ways to secure information–from multi-factor authentication policies to keycard-only access in an office. When you’re starting out, it can be easy to overlook security policies and practices in favor of “moving fast and breaking things.” But if you want to grow your business long-term, your prospects and customers need to know that their data is secure.
Yes, even small businesses or startups need compliance. No, it doesn’t need to hold up your sales cycle or cost a fortune or take a year to complete; though, it could be all of those things. Certifications in ISO 27001 have risen by 450% in the past 10 years. If your business is overlooking the relevance and responsibility of information security, you’ll almost certainly fall behind your competitors.
This guide will spell out exactly what ISO 27001 is, why businesses need it, and how to tackle getting ISO 27001 certified.