Since the introduction of the ANNEX SL framework, organisations already certified to one ISO Management System Standard will now find it easier to comply with other ISO standards, such as ISO 27001, due to a common clause framework across ISO standards.
Certification demonstrates that you have a robust management system to comply with the latest security, privacy and compliance requirements for today’s digital age.
Suitable for all sizes of organisation
Blue chip companies, global cloud service providers and small to medium sized businesses are aware of the risks of cybercrime and the havoc it can cause an organisation.
Google Cloud is one organisation that has realised the value of regular independent third-party audits of security, compliance and data processing frameworks needed to achieve ISO 27001 certification.
You don’t have to be as big as Google to benefit from ISO 27001 certification. Recent research by Beaming (UK Internet Service Provider) showed that in the UK, small businesses bore the brunt of £17 billion worth of cyber-attacks in 2018. ISO 27001 is as relevant to small businesses as it is to large organisations and provides a framework to protect SMEs from outside attack and internal errors by employees.
With more businesses relying on cloud services, choosing the right provider and assessing how your employees share information requires a high level of control to ensure data is not inadvertently shared with the wrong group of people, or worse, publicly.
Whether you have your own self hosted IT or you rely on cloud-based services, having regular independent third-party audits of your Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) will protect your IT network from a range of events.
ISO 27001 certification
Part of the certification process is to identify the information held, look at the risks and threats and put in place a framework to minimise a breach.
Loss of data can come from many sources and can include hackers, your own employees and natural disasters such as fire and flood.
Having a system of checks and controls will help to prevent a breach and provide procedures to minimise the impact of a loss.
A range of security controls are the backbone of the standard and include (not fully inclusive):
- Security policies
- Employee security
- Management of data assets
- Access control
- Physical and environmental security
- Incident management
- System maintenance
- Business continuity
- Regulatory compliance