ISO 27001 is the internationally-backed information security management system that, as it stands, is being under-leveraged by many organisations out there. Regardless of your industry or operations, you’re dealing with data of some sort, and you need to assure your customers and stakeholders that your organisation has a proper system in place to keep private data exactly that- private. Check out our blog post here to find out how and why hackers are specifically targeting smaller-sized businesses which should highlight just how imperative getting ISO 27001 certification really is.
So then, what is it?
ISO 27001 is the framework for the requirements to manage your organisation's information security risks. ISO IEC 27001:2013 Information Security Management standard, when implemented, is a strategic activity that preserves the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information by applying risk management processes to adequately manage threats.
It is the most recognised information security standard in the world. It is applicable to organisations of all sizes and industries, regardless of the products and services it offers. As we’re certifying your organisation to ISO 27001’s requirements, our assessors will talk you through each step of the process, as well as explain what’s required by ISO, and the reasons why. What may seem from the outset as a complicated process is in reality a simple means to make your organisation better prepared for the risks your organisation faces, as well as a filling in some of the gaps that pose a risk to your organisation’s operations and reputation.
One of the greatest benefits from getting ISO 27001 certification revolves around trust, and how you’re certain to reassure your customers and stakeholders that your organisation both takes the risks surrounding data seriously, as well as the fact that you’re actively doing something about it. ISO 27001 is a system rooted in the belief that no network is perfectly secure due to the way in which it was developed by industry professionals that would argue the same thing.
It takes years of operation to build up trust between your organisation and your clients, and sadly in 2019, the reality is that you could lose this trust in the blink of an eye in the aftermath of a data breach. While ISO 27001 in isolation isn’t necessarily going to stop these data breaches, it does position your organisation in a much more attractive position to mitigate the risks associated with operating in today’s modern technological ecosystem.