An Overview of ISO 27001:2022

How do you manage information security risks in your organisation?

May 04, 2023

Ensuring your organisation has the appropriate framework in place to manage information security risks is critical to its continuing success. This framework ensures your business is structured to manage the ever-changing information security threat landscape. Aligning to an internationally recognised information security framework is an effective way to instil trust in your organisation both internally and externally.

Understanding ISO 27001:2022

ISO 27001:2022 (‘ISO 27001') is an internationally recognised best practice framework standard that describes the requirements for an Information Security Management System (ISMS) and is one of the most popular information security management standards.

Jointly published by the International Organization of Standardisation (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), ISO 27001 was created in response to international concerns surrounding data breaches, identity theft, and other cyber security attacks.

The framework is a critical component in an organisation’s information security risk management process and has become an essential part of many organisations’ information security governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) programmes.

The standard was previously updated from its 2013 version to reflect changes in technology and information security best practices.

Why ISO 27001:2022 is important

Every day, new data breaches and threats are made public as technology and attack techniques develop at an extraordinary pace. Having a structured framework to manage your information security is crucial, and ISO 27001:2022 is a gold-level standard to manage information security risks to your organisation.

With clients and customers relying on businesses to protect their information, security incidents and data breaches can have devastating effects, ruining an esteemed organisation’s reputation in a matter of minutes. However, by ensuring a structured framework is in place, organisations can identify risks and reduce the potential likelihood and impact of security incidents and data breaches.

Organisations can be certified to the ISO 27001 standard, which provides assurance to internal and external stakeholders (e.g., clients) that the organisation has identified.

The benefits of ISO 27001:2022 to your business

The benefits of achieving ISO 27001:2022 accreditation include:

  • Developing a culture of security awareness
  • Increasing the resilience of systems to cyber-attacks
  • Effectively containing and managing security incidents
  • Effectively responding to a data breach, should one occur
  • Identifying and managing security risks in a timely manner
  • Ensuring systems and data are available when required
  • Continually improving security posture

While achieving ISO 27001:2022 certification is complex and may seem overwhelming, at Comunet, we understand the importance of information security and we have ISO 27001 ‘Lead Auditor’ certified consultants who can implement an ISMS to any stage, up to and including ISO 27001 certification.

If you would like to learn more about ISO 27001:2022 or to chat with one of our experts about how we can assist your organisation, please get in touch.