Is ISO 27001 feasible for smaller organizations, like startups or scaleups?
Absolutely! ISO 27001 describes a management system, ensuring that information security is getting proper attention. It can be applied to organizations of any size. In fact, it makes sense to start with this as early as possible, as it is always more difficult to introduce changes to a bigger organization.
It is true that smaller organizations, such as start-ups, scale-ups, small or medium sized enterprises, often have a more difficult time implementing ISO 27001.
- The ISO documentation leaves much room for interpretation
- Template kits that can be found online are too generic and/or too bloated
- Limited budget to hire a consultant
This is where we come in
Instant 27001 is a ready-to-run ISMS, pre-loaded with all documents required by the standard. All content is written with the same small IT organization in mind. All you need to do is read the requirements and adjust the provided documentation to make sure it matches your organization.
You can do all that at your own pace, getting your organization ready for certification one step at a time.
After implementation, you can even decide to postpone certification to a later date. This gives your organization time to adjust to new ways of working. Even without a certificate, ISO 27001 has proven to be useful to many organizations.