Navigating the Evolving Landscape of Information Security: Why You Need Both ISO 27001 and ISO 22301 Qualifications

The information age has ushered in an era of unprecedented cyber threats and data vulnerabilities. Organisations of all sizes are under constant pressure to safeguard their information assets and ensure business continuity. This is where internationally recognised standards like ISO 27001 (ISMS) and ISO 22301 (BCMS) come into play.

What are ISO 27001 and ISO 22301?

  • ISO/IEC 27001:2022: This standard provides a framework for organisations to establish, implement, maintain and continually improve an information security management system (ISMS). An organisation with an effective ISMS can protect its information assets by identifying risks, implementing controls and ensuring compliance with relevant regulations.
  • ISO/IEC 22301:2019: This standard outlines the requirements for a business continuity management system (BCMS), which helps organisations prepare for, respond to and recover from disruptive incidents. A BCMS ensures critical business operations continue, minimising downtime and financial losses.

Why are ISO 27001 and ISO 22301 still relevant?

  • The ever-evolving threat landscape: Cyber criminals are constantly developing new methods of attack. ISO 27001 provides a structured approach to information security, ensuring organisations can adapt and improve their defences.
  • A growing regulatory environment: Data privacy regulations like the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA) mandate robust information security practices. ISO 27001 compliance demonstrates an organisation’s commitment to information security and helps meet these regulatory requirements.
  • The rising cost of cyber crime: Data breaches can be financially devastating. A BCMS helps organisations minimise downtime and financial losses associated with disruptions.

Benefits of IBITGQ’s ISO 27001 and ISO 22301 qualifications

IBITGQ offers a comprehensive suite of ISO 27001 and ISO 22301 qualifications, empowering professionals to navigate the complex world of information security and business continuity. Here’s how these qualifications complement each other:

  • Holistic approach: ISO 27001 focuses on protecting information assets, and ISO 22301 ensures business continuity in the event of disruptions. Earning qualifications in both areas equips you with a well-rounded understanding of information security and business resilience.
  • Enhanced career prospects: The demand for professionals with expertise in both information security and business continuity is high. IBITGQ qualifications demonstrate your competency and open doors to leadership roles and diverse career opportunities.
  • Meeting regulatory requirements: Compliance with the GDPR, DORA and other regulations requires knowledge of robust information security practices. ISO 27001 qualifications combined with ISO 22301 expertise position you as an asset in ensuring regulatory compliance.

Who should obtain an ISO qualification?

IBITGQ qualifications cater to a wide range of people, including:

  • Information security professionals
  • IT managers and professionals
  • Compliance officers
  • Risk management professionals
  • Business continuity managers
  • Auditors
  • Consultants

Three flexible ways to acquire an IBITGQ qualification:

  1. Formal training: Enrol in a comprehensive training course delivered by an accredited training organisation (ATO). This option provides in-depth preparation and guidance, leading to the certification exam.
  2. Examination voucher: Purchase an exam voucher from an ATO. These vouchers have a specific validity period and allow you to schedule the exam at your convenience.
  3. Independent examination: Showcase your knowledge by directly booking an exam through an IBITGQ exam provider. This option is ideal for experienced professionals who are confident in their understanding of the material.

IBITGQ: Your trusted partner in information security and business continuity

Earning IBITGQ ISO 27001 and ISO 22301 qualifications demonstrates your commitment to information security excellence and business resilience. Our globally recognised qualifications equip you with the knowledge and skills to navigate the evolving information security landscape and contribute significantly to your organisation’s success.

Visit the IBITGQ website today,,to explore our full range of ISO 27001 and ISO 22301 qualifications. Take the next step towards a rewarding career in information security and business continuity!