ISO/IEC 27001:2013 and the latest 2022 version is the international standard that defines the requirements of an information security management system, or ISMS. An ISMS is a set of policies, procedures, processes, and controls that manage information risks, such as cyber attacks, hacks, data leaks, and/or theft of intellectual property.
The 2022 Version of ISO 27001 Is Out
The latest 2022 version of ISO 27001 has been released, which will eventually replace the current 2013 version. The transition timeline for existing certifications is as follows:
No new or recertification audits for the 2013 version will be conducted after March 2024.
The deadline for when companies need to be certified to the 2022 version is June 2025.
September 29, 2025 is when all 2013 versions will expire, regardless of when they were certified, and only the new 2022 version will be accepted.
It’s important that companies be aware of these dates and work with a partner like ISOP for transitions and certifications.
The value of ISO/IEC 27001
An accredited certification in ISO 27001 demonstrates that an organization has defined and put into place best-practice information security processes. This is crucial when a customer mandates that organizations like you must be certified in ISO 27001 to submit a contract for new work.
There are other advantages to becoming ISO 27001 certified.
First, certification increases customer confidence in your organization by demonstrating good security practices, thereby improving working relationships and retaining existing clients. It also gives you a marketing edge against your competitors.
Second, being certified can protect and enhance your reputation. Cyber attacks are increasing in volume and strength daily, and the financial and reputational damage caused by an ineffectual information security posture can be disastrous. Implementing an ISO 27001-certified ISMS helps to protect your organization against such threats and demonstrates that you have taken the necessary steps to protect your business.
Third, attaining your accredited certification to ISMS helps you comply with business, legal, contractual, and regulatory requirements. ISMS is designed to ensure the selection of adequate and proportionate security controls that help to protect information in line with increasingly rigid regulatory requirements.
Lastly, with the proactive approach under ISO 27001, you will experience a reduction in costly issues and mistakes, reduced support costs, a shift in culture that focuses on continual improvement and working smarter, a staff that works holistically rather than in silos, and more accountability with less finger-pointing.
If you’re looking to get started on your ISO 27001 certification process or are in the market for a better implementation partner, reach out to us to speak with one of our experts today!