The system promotes efficient management of sensitive corporate information, highlighting vulnerabilities to ensure it is adequately protected against potential threats. It encompasses people, process and IT systems.
An ISO 27001 certification can be achieved by any business of any size, in any given sector, which is looking to increase and enhance the company’s security of its data.
ISO CERTIFICATION – THE PROCESS TO OBTAIN ISO 27001 CERTIFICATION:
Information is an asset which, like other important business assets, has a value to an organisation and consequently needs to be suitably protected.
This standard will help your company coordinate all your security efforts both electronically and physically, coherently, cost effectively and with consistency and prove to potential customers that you take the security of their personal / business information seriously.
The main benefits include:
BENEFITS TO YOU:
Cost reductions due to avoiding incidents
Smoother running operations as responsibilities and processes are clearly defined
Improved business image in the marketplace – customers have peace of mind that the company is trustworthy
BENEFITS TO YOUR CUSTOMERS:
Working with a trustworthy provider maintains the company’s own integrity to the safeguarding of its data
Installs confidence further down the supply chain resulting in stronger customers / supplier relationships
BENEFITS TO YOUR STAFF:
Having appropriate access controls in place lowers the risk of accidental exposure to employees of confidential/sensitive information
Reassurance that their employer is meeting data handling security guidelines
Defines clearly and precisely roles and responsibilities therefore job satisfaction and productivity is increased
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