Data is one of the most valuable assets any business has today. Our dependence on information systems and services means organizations are more vulnerable to security threats than ever before. Keeping your data secure – whether its customer, staff or supplier data – is critical in most businesses, but most especially those dealing with sensitive data. Data security is a hot topic in the media so ISO 27001 not only protects your business against hackers but also safeguards your reputation..
ISO 27001 sets out the requirements of information security management systems. It is part of the ISO 27000 family of standards relating to information and cyber security and offers a comprehensive set of controls, based on best practice in information security.
Any business holding data on individuals or companies can be a target for fraud, theft, misuse or abuse, resulting in a long lasting loss of reputation and if a company’s systems are found negligent at keeping data secure, then it can result in prosecution.
Every business believes they have insurance to cover eventualities such as fraud and theft, but they don’t realize they also owe a duty of care which if not exercised can lead to any insurance claim being declined.
ISO 27000 is a risk based information security standard, which means that organizations need to have a risk management process in place. An information security management system] (ISMS) is a set of policies concerned with information security
Implementation of ISO 27001 could result in:
> It will give your clients and suppliers the confidence to trust your organization with the safe keeping of their data.
> It demonstrates corporate due diligence
> Shows compliance with regulatory and contractual requirements regarding data security, privacy and IT governance
ISO 27001 implementation is an ideal response to customer and legal requirements such as the GDPR and potential security threats including: cyber crime, personal data breaches, vandalism / terrorism, fire / damage, misuse, theft and viral attacks.
SO 27001 helps organizations to treat data security seriously, putting in systems and processes to guard against the risk of security breaches or misuse of data. It works with your business and the kind of data it holds, whether that is bank account details, staff records, passwords, or client confidential information.
ISO 27001 certification is essential for protecting your most vital assets like employee and client information, brand image and other private information.