Knowlege Ireland recently published an article I wrote discussing how the ISO 27001 standard can be used as a foundation to help companies ensure they meet their compliance requirements, be that SOX, Basel II, PCI or the Data Protection Act.  The premise that I put forward is that having a certified Information Security Management System in place provides you with a strong basis which you can use to meet your compliance requirements. 

UPDATE : The article is available for download from our Whitepapers page.

I would be interested in hearing your thoughts on the matter and whether or not you agree with my observations.