Last updated 30/09/2020
Let us tell you a story today.
A person was keeping his belongings safe by putting them inside a cupboard and placing a lock on it.
At the same time, his neighbor was putting his valuable belonging in a vault secured by digital locks on them which can be opened only with a password. When he was implementing that digital lock, the 1st guy secretly laughed at him. Because he thought it was stupid to waste so much money whereas they were staying in such a lovely and safe locality.
Suddenly, one day some thieves broke into both the houses while they were away. Guess whose belonging got stolen while wiping the laughter off his face at that time!
The same thing can happen to your organization as well! You feel that all the confidential information about one particular project of yours is secure and before you know, it has been hacked and shared with your competitors.
But, how can you put some digital lock on your information?
Simple! You can get an ISO certification to do that!
In this blog, we are going to tell you which ISO certification can be beneficial for your organization as well as your personal growth. Don’t forget to leave a comment below with your inputs after you finish reading this!
ISO enables organizations to prove the best practices in Information Security Management. The adoption of an Information Security Management System (ISMS) is a strategic decision driving the coordination of operational security controls across all of the organizations’ electronic and physical information sources. ISO specifically aims for that.
ISO 27001 was built re-released in the year of 2013, clarifying most of the basic concepts of achieving ISMS. Over the past few years, it has been internationally recognized and welcomed by various corporate sectors broadly.
What does it say exactly? Let’s have a look into it!
ISO 27001 is basically a specification of the ISMS framework. ISMS framework is a set of processes and procedure which accelerates the risk management system of any organization.
According to the joint ISO and IEC publication’s documentation, ISO 27001 was developed to provide a model for establishing, implementing, operating, monitoring, reviewing, and improving an Information Security Management System.
We know that most organizations have a number of information security controls. Without an information security management system, controls tend to be somewhat disorganized and disjointed as it is often implemented as point solutions to specific situations.
By now you must have understood, how important it is to have the ISO 27001 certification to understand all the points mentioned above.
But you also must be wondering, how can an ISO certification be beneficial for your personal growth?
We have prepared a huge list for you about that as well!
Securing their information with ISO 27001 will show any organization’s customers that their information is secure with them. In some industries, companies don’t even select their IT partners who do not have ISO 27001 implementation in their organizations. When it comes to federal or government’s data-related contracts, this becomes a requirement.
Aren’t you feeling like some modern age techno-cool Sherlock Holms already?
When it comes to ISO 27001, there are two courses you can opt for which will help you to accelerate your career like a rocket.
ISO/IEC 27001 Foundation training and certification is especially for project managers and aspiring project managers. By passing this certification, you will be able to:
Most publicly traded corporations typically have an internal auditing department, led by a Chief Audit Executive ("CAE"), with lead internal auditors managing small teams of internal auditors for one audit engagement. The lead auditor is a position between the senior auditor and head of the division.
In public accounting firms, a lead auditor for an audit engagement is usually chosen from the senior auditors.
The certified lead auditor designation is a professional certification for audit team leaders working for certification bodies or performing supplier audits for large organizations. Lead auditor certification requires tertiary education plus two years of work experience as an auditor or lead auditor in training.
Lead Auditor courses require some prerequisite knowledge of ISO 27001.
Career After ISO 27001 Certification
As you can understand by the pieces of information we shared above, IT firms nowadays are looking out for employees who have the ISO 27001 certification.
According to payscale.com, an employee with a Lead Auditor Certification in ISO 27001 an average of 32.1% more than the national average in India.
In US, an entry-level ISO Lead Auditor with less than 1-year experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $55,000. An early career ISO Lead Auditor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,780. A mid-career ISO Lead Auditor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $63,790. An experienced ISO Lead Auditor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $79,705. In their late-career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $83,055.
With the increasing rate of data hacking, cybercrime, data vandalism, and information leakage around, internal security management has become the need of the hour. And with the ISO 27001 certification, you will have the authority to control the entire risk management system on your fingertips. So, do you want to protect your information realm with ISO 27001 as a weapon in your hand?
We are sure that you do!
Click here to gather some more information about the certifications, and if you are still not satisfied, leave us a comment below with your queries!
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