There is a common misconception that achieving ISO 27001 certification requires superior security measures. However, ISO 27001 is primarily about implementing effective processes and management systems to address security requirements and ensure accountability and awareness of shortcomings. While certain methods and processes for effective security must be in place, the emphasis on security itself is secondary to having robust processes that manage security requirements and the current security situation within the organization.
Engaging security experts for ISO 27001 consulting can often be a mistake. While security experts are excellent in their domain, ISO 27001 focuses on processes and management systems rather than technical aspects of security. In many cases, the expertise of in-house security and IT personnel is sufficient from a security standpoint. Not only are security experts expensive, but they often lack experience in ISO management systems and may not provide the ideal solutions. It’s important to avoid this costly mistake.