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World distribution of ISO27001 certifications displayed graphically

Posted by Julia on 10/04/2014 15:54:06

I have seen this data before but was drawn to the ISO site again today while I was doing some research.  I am always intrigued to see the statistics of ISO 27001 adoption worldwide, especially due to the handy format in which they have been presented by the team at

It's a pity that ISO has not been able to release the latest statistics beyond the 2011 data, however the results are still interesting, nonetheless.  

In case you haven't seen it, there is a global map showing a world view of ISO 27001 certifications, and a drop-down box that gives you a country-specific view of ISO 27001 adoption, from as early as 2006.  The full results can also be downloaded and exported in an Excel spreadsheet. 

Adoption of ISO 27001 in Romania is, for instance, quite impressive. (Source: 

It will be very interesting to see how the adoption has grown since 2011, especially with ISO 27001:2013 now being available.  I will be looking forward to getting an update in the growth of these, already impressive, statistics!

You can view the graph here.

The map below has been copied from

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