In the last two years, there’s been a 300% increase in the number of cyberattacks in the US. Cybercrime is projected to cost $10.5 trillion annually by 2025. 

You understand the importance of keeping your company and customer data secure — and you know that any kind of breach can put your company’s future in serious jeopardy. You wouldn’t be reading this if you didn’t. 

You need complete confidence that your critical services and data are protected. 

The ISO 27001 framework was designed to help companies achieve that confidence. It’s now the leading international standard for information security. 

In this ultimate ISO 27001 overview for beginners, we’ve broken down the framework into a series of clear-cut, jargon-free primers on the fundamentals of compliance. 

You’ll learn the essentials of ISO 27001, the benefits of compliance, the difference between ISO 27001 and other popular security standards like SOC 2 — everything you need to know to decide if pursuing certification is the right choice for your business.

What is ISO 27001 Certification?

What does ISO 27001 compliance mean, and who needs to be certified? Find answers to common questions around ISO 27001.  

Why is ISO 27001 Important? Benefits of Compliance

Is ISO 27001 certification worth the time and effort? Discover the many benefits of compliance for growing companies.

The History of ISO 27001

Understand the purpose of ISO 27001 by learning how it originated and when the standard was formalized by the International Organization for Standardization. 

ISO 27001 vs SOC 2

Learn the key differences between these two popular security frameworks to decide which type of compliance you need. 

ISO 27001 vs NIST CSF: What’s the Difference & How to Choose

Find out what each of these frameworks involves, how they differ, and get tips for deciding which one is right for your organization.