ISO 27001 Certification
With the rise of daily information security breaches, from data theft to software attacks it’s more important than ever to protect your business and minimise your cyber-security risk. That’s where ISO 27001 comes in. It’s a formally recognised certification that demonstrates robust measures are in place to protect an organisation and its information assets.
High standards in Cyber-security is something we’ve always taken very seriously, but it’s great to be formally recognised for it with our ISO27001 certification. This validates the strict security measures we have in place.
“The ISO/IEC 27000 family of standards helps organisations keep information assets secure. Using this family of standards will help your organisation manage the security of assets such as financial information, intellectual property, employee details or information entrusted to you by third parties.”
– International Organization for Standardisation (ISO)
Achieving ISO 27001
The process is detailed and requires site visits from an independent ISO auditor, who works for a UKAS accredited certification body. An organisation wanting to attain the standard must show that there is a ‘top management’ commitment to information security, a culture aligned with thinking about security and embedding it into daily activities, as well as up-to-date information security policies, risk management procedures and technical controls.
The Benefits of ISO 27001
It may sound like quite a lot of ground work but it demonstrates:
- A commitment to meet increasingly strict demands for high-standards of data security
- It helps to protect your organisation
- And helps meet the operational and technical requirements for GDPR
You may also be interested in reading our Supply Chain Vulnerabilities blog article and exploring our Cyber Awareness Training Workshops to help reduce your cyber risks. Our ISO accredited consultants can also help your organisation achieve certification. We firmly believe that ‘Prevention is better than cure’.
Email us at [email protected] or call 0330 403 0011 to discuss your cyber-security needs.
Author: Todd Gifford, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Head of Consultancy at Optimising IT.