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The traditional path to ISO 27001 compliance is filled with manual processes and often either requires a team of security experts or a hired consultant to implement the necessary policies and security controls. But there’s another option that can help businesses streamline their compliance while saving them time and money: compliance automation.

In this article, we’ll cover the benefits of compliance automation when getting ISO 27001 compliant and how these tools can help you strengthen your security.

Benefits of automating your ISO 27001 compliance

Obtaining an ISO 27001 certification requires your organization to invest significant time and resources, but you can lower your cost and get your certification faster with compliance automation. Consider these benefits as you decide whether compliance automation is right for your ISO 27001 implementation:

1. Enhance collaboration and project management

An ISO 27001 implementation project is often complex with several tasks that need to be completed by a variety of departments in your organization. A compliance automation platform can help you manage your ISO 27001 project and enable your team to better collaborate.

These platforms can perform automated screenings and provide real-time tracking of which controls are missing and can notify team members of the tasks that still need to be done. They also provide company-wide visibility into the progress of the implementation. This saves you valuable administrative time throughout your compliance project.

2. Get more reliable results

There is some level of human error that is inevitable — and during an ISO 27001 compliance project, those mistakes can be costly. Automating error-prone processes can reduce the margin of error and provide added reliability and predictability. This can save your business time and money by ensuring you complete your implementation right the first time.  

3. Bridge ISO 27001 knowledge gaps

The ISO 27001 framework is somewhat complicated and often requires skilled experts with in-depth knowledge of ISO 27001. This can make it hard to reach compliance if your team lacks the necessary experience. 

Compliance automation tools can help bridge knowledge gaps by providing guidance and templates for compliance frameworks, controls, and policies. And often, these platforms offer support from information security professionals who can answer your compliance questions. This allows you to get the help you need without hiring an expensive consultant.

4. Centralize your audit documentation

While the cost for an ISO 27001 audit will vary based on a variety of factors like your auditor’s level of experience and the complexity of your ISMS, you can save time and money by simplifying your audit with automation.

Compliance automation tools are designed by security experts to help you prepare for a successful audit. Many platforms offer a centralized portal for you to store and organize the security documentation your auditor will need for your audit. This leads to less back-and-forth with your auditor, which helps you get your certification sooner and lower the cost of your audit.

5. Automate your ongoing monitoring

Part of your ISO 27001 certification requires you to continuously monitor for risks that may arise after your audit. When done manually, this can be an expensive task because your engineers must dedicate time to running tests and monitoring risks. With automated compliance tools that offer continuous monitoring, you will get alerted as new risks arise and get recommendations for how to mitigate these risks.

Simplify ISO 27001 compliance with Vanta

With Vanta’s trust management platform, you can streamline your ISO 27001 certification process. Here’s what an automated ISO 27001 can look like: 

  • Connect your infrastructure to the Vanta platform with our 300+ built-in integrations.
  • Assess your risk holistically from one unified view.
  • Identify areas of non-compliance with in-platform notifications.
  • Get a checklist of actions to help you make the needed changes. 
  • Automate evidence collection and centralize all your documents in one place.
  • Find a Vanta-vetted auditor within the platform. 
  • Complete your ISO 27001 certification in half the time. 

By using Vanta, you can save your business valuable time and money during your ISO 27001 audit process. Learn how you can get your ISO 27001 certification faster by requesting a demo

Streamlining ISO 27001 compliance

What are the benefits of compliance automation for ISO 27001?

A black and white drawing of a rock formation.

The traditional path to ISO 27001 compliance is filled with manual processes and often either requires a team of security experts or a hired consultant to implement the necessary policies and security controls. But there’s another option that can help businesses streamline their compliance while saving them time and money: compliance automation.

In this article, we’ll cover the benefits of compliance automation when getting ISO 27001 compliant and how these tools can help you strengthen your security.

Benefits of automating your ISO 27001 compliance

Obtaining an ISO 27001 certification requires your organization to invest significant time and resources, but you can lower your cost and get your certification faster with compliance automation. Consider these benefits as you decide whether compliance automation is right for your ISO 27001 implementation:

1. Enhance collaboration and project management

An ISO 27001 implementation project is often complex with several tasks that need to be completed by a variety of departments in your organization. A compliance automation platform can help you manage your ISO 27001 project and enable your team to better collaborate.

These platforms can perform automated screenings and provide real-time tracking of which controls are missing and can notify team members of the tasks that still need to be done. They also provide company-wide visibility into the progress of the implementation. This saves you valuable administrative time throughout your compliance project.

2. Get more reliable results

There is some level of human error that is inevitable — and during an ISO 27001 compliance project, those mistakes can be costly. Automating error-prone processes can reduce the margin of error and provide added reliability and predictability. This can save your business time and money by ensuring you complete your implementation right the first time.  

3. Bridge ISO 27001 knowledge gaps

The ISO 27001 framework is somewhat complicated and often requires skilled experts with in-depth knowledge of ISO 27001. This can make it hard to reach compliance if your team lacks the necessary experience. 

Compliance automation tools can help bridge knowledge gaps by providing guidance and templates for compliance frameworks, controls, and policies. And often, these platforms offer support from information security professionals who can answer your compliance questions. This allows you to get the help you need without hiring an expensive consultant.

4. Centralize your audit documentation

While the cost for an ISO 27001 audit will vary based on a variety of factors like your auditor’s level of experience and the complexity of your ISMS, you can save time and money by simplifying your audit with automation.

Compliance automation tools are designed by security experts to help you prepare for a successful audit. Many platforms offer a centralized portal for you to store and organize the security documentation your auditor will need for your audit. This leads to less back-and-forth with your auditor, which helps you get your certification sooner and lower the cost of your audit.

5. Automate your ongoing monitoring

Part of your ISO 27001 certification requires you to continuously monitor for risks that may arise after your audit. When done manually, this can be an expensive task because your engineers must dedicate time to running tests and monitoring risks. With automated compliance tools that offer continuous monitoring, you will get alerted as new risks arise and get recommendations for how to mitigate these risks.

Simplify ISO 27001 compliance with Vanta

With Vanta’s trust management platform, you can streamline your ISO 27001 certification process. Here’s what an automated ISO 27001 can look like: 

  • Connect your infrastructure to the Vanta platform with our 300+ built-in integrations.
  • Assess your risk holistically from one unified view.
  • Identify areas of non-compliance with in-platform notifications.
  • Get a checklist of actions to help you make the needed changes. 
  • Automate evidence collection and centralize all your documents in one place.
  • Find a Vanta-vetted auditor within the platform. 
  • Complete your ISO 27001 certification in half the time. 

By using Vanta, you can save your business valuable time and money during your ISO 27001 audit process. Learn how you can get your ISO 27001 certification faster by requesting a demo

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