ISO 27001 (ISO/IEC 27001:2013) is the international standard that provides the specification for an information security management system (ISMS).
The Standard is designed to help organisations manage their information security processes in line with international best practice while optimising costs. It is technology and vendor neutral and is applicable to all organisations – irrespective of their size, type or nature.
enablesIT are ISO 27001 certified which demonstrates our commitment to managing information safely and securely. ISO 27001 is an internationally recognised standard verifying that we operate within a strict and secure framework ensuring confidentiality, integrity and availability of data.
The framework is called “Information Security Management System” (ISMS) and within this we ensure that all risk that could affect data is assessed and controls are implemented for its protection. The framework sets out a best practice approach on Information Security and specifies some critical criteria.
Policies and controls are adopted across the entire company, they are documented and regularly audited for continual improvement and corrective and preventive action. The certification is subject to on-going external assessment by the BSI with a full re-assessment every three years so you can have confidence that our strict adherence to security never lapses.
How Could ISO27001 Benefit You?
Not only does ISO 27001 certification help you demonstrate good security practices, thereby improving working relationships and retaining existing clients, but it also gives you a proven marketing edge against your competitors, putting you alongside the likes of Google, Microsoft and Amazon. Avoid the financial penalties and losses associated with data breaches. The global average cost of a data breach has skyrocketed to $3.86 million (a 6.4% increase from 2017), according to Ponemon. As the accepted global benchmark for the effective management of information assets, ISO 27001 enables organisations to avoid the potentially devastating financial losses caused by data breaches.
Cyber attacks are increasing in volume and strength daily, and the financial and reputational damage caused by an ineffectual information security posture can be disastrous. Implementing an ISO 27001-certified ISMS helps to protect your organisation against such threats and demonstrates that you have taken the necessary steps to protect your business.
The Standard is designed to ensure the selection of adequate and proportionate security controls that help to protect information in line with increasingly rigid regulatory requirements such as the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Directive on Security of Network and Information Systems (transposed into UK law as the NIS Regulations.)
When a business grows rapidly, it doesn’t take long before there is confusion about who is responsible for which information assets. The Standard helps businesses become more productive by clearly setting out information risk responsibilities.
ISO 27001 certification provides a globally accepted indication of security effectiveness, negating the need for repeated customer audits, which reduces the number of external customer audit days.
Certification to ISO 27001 involves undertaking regular reviews and internal audits of the ISMS to ensure its continual improvement. In addition, an external auditor will review the ISMS at specific intervals to establish whether the controls are working as intended. This independent assessment provides an expert opinion of whether the ISMS is functioning properly and provides the level of security needed to protect the organisation’s information.