Take up of ISO 27001 Accelerates

This article, about the accelerating take up of ISO 27001 in the UAE, reflects our own experience with our own consultancy clients – for the 3 to 4 local organizations that have either achieved – or are on the threshold of – ISO 27001 certification, there are another eight who have a project under way, and twelve more who are considering it.

In other words, the nearly 3,000 organizations worldwide who are so far certified to the standard are just the tip of the iceberg. When people talk about ISO 27001 as the ‘new ISO 9000’, it is the inevitable steep upturn in certifications – and the consequent recognition that certification will become a basic cost of doing business – to which they refer.