IT Companies Keep Information Assets Secure With ISO 27001 Certification

Use ISO certification to reduce information security costs and win both the confidence and trust of customers, assuring them that their IT systems and data are safe with you. Digital transformation continues to shape the information technology industry, its workforce, and its business models, quickly. This is both exciting and trying, and organisations who choose to gain ISO 27001 certification are best positioned for growth.

Demonstrate how you are increasing your resilience to cyber attacks, adapting to evolving security threats and securing data by implementing an ISO 27001 compliant Information security management system (ISMS). This will reduce costs associated with information security and enhance your organisation’s reputation by taking a proactive approach to managing your IT assets – and your clients’.

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ISO 27001 For Companies In The IT Sector

When it comes to ISO Certification for organisations in the IT Sector, the most suitable certification to choose is ISO 27001. ISO 27001 is recognised globally as a benchmark for good security practice and defines the requirements of an information security management system (ISMS). ISMS is a set of policies, procedures, processes and systems that manage information risks, such as cyber-attacks, hacks, data leaks or theft, helping you to reassure your customers that you have the processes in place to protect their information.

Having these processes in place helps you minimise the risk of data breach for your organisation and for your customers. ISO 27001 consists of 10 management system clauses and 114 controls (from Annex A) and that together support the implementation and maintenance of an ISMS.

Download a free copy of ISO 27001 Controls List.

ISO 27001 Benefits

As well as providing your customers with reassurance that you have processes in place to protect their data, ISO 27001 benefits also include:

  • Demonstrates your commitment to putting in place best practice information security processes and minimising the risk of security breaches.
  • Improves your reputation amongst your customers, helping you to win new business.
  • Employee Engagement- with IT being used across all sectors within any organisation ensuring everyone is aware of the security systems in place can help collaboration and communication
  • Training- Enabling your employees to recognise potential viruses or information breaches empowers them and helps minimise disruption to workflow when issues occur
  • Ensure GDPR and NIS Regulations compliance

Why IT Businesses Should Invest In Information Security

Many businesses are reluctant to invest in Information Security because it seems like a vast expense for minimal gain. Aside from avoiding data breaches and the resultant fines, additional benefits include:

  1. A demonstration of clear commitment to information security management to third parties and stakeholders aligning with customer requirements.
  2. The development of an organisation’s information security risks, taking account of the threats, vulnerabilities, and impacts.
  3. An increase in business resilience.
  4. The creation of an information security culture that is threat-aware, whereby employees are encouraged to take an active role in their own security.
  5. Reinforced leadership commitment to proactively improve performance.
  6. The ability to meet legal and regulatory requirements and commercial responsibilities.
  7. Enhancing your organisations reputation by taking a proactive approach to managing your IT assets.
  8. Improved opportunities across various sectors.
  9. Ensuring that everyone within your organisation, not just your IT team are aware of the importance of information security and the processes which are in place to protect it could prevent you from encountering serious fines for noncompliance or breach of legislation.

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Subsequently, I have focused (Douglas’) efforts at the whole raft of Compliance’s and Accreditation’s I need to run my enterprise. The list is extensive and all of which have been secured from scratch by Douglas’ attention to detail.

Chris Murray CBE
Vice President, Agility Defense & Government Services

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