Why ISO 27001 is such a big deal
If you follow us on social media, you’ll probably have seen a post about how, after a two-day audit, we passed our ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 certifications with flying colours, again!
Ensuring we meet all the statutory requirements and regulatory compliance associated with our industry is, of course, absolutely vital. But we’ve also always been focused on having additional certifications in place that many of our competitors just don’t have. It might sound like a cliché but here at etiCloud we really do strive to go that extra mile wherever we can.
That said, you might still be wondering why we bothered working towards our own ISO 27001 accreditation; after all we’re probably one of the few global businesses in our specific industry to have this certification. Why? Well, it’s usually common practice to rely on your suppliers having this particular certification. That’s all well and good but having our very own ISO 27001 accreditation means we can facilitate a complete end-to-end check on security and information management whenever we wish. That’s a big deal for us and a real ‘belt and braces’ bonus for all of our clients.
What actually is the ISO 27001 accreditation?
The ISO 27001 accreditation relates to the handling of data and the security of that data. Not a day goes by without a media story relating to data breach or cyber attack and with the implementation of GDPR last year, data security is a topic that is now on many more millions of people’s radars!
Much of the data that flies around the globe every second contains personal, financial or medical information, and companies have a moral and legal obligation to keep that information safe from cybercriminals. That’s where ISO 27001 comes in.
Having our own ISO 27001 accreditation above the door enables us to effectively manage the security of assets such as financial information, intellectual property, employee details or information that is entrusted to us and our datacentres. It’s an International Standard and it provides us with unfailing guidance on the management of our information security management systems.
But, best of all, it has a huge benefit to you, our clients. It gives you the peace of mind that we’re implementing best practice in relation to our security practices so you can be certain that your data, and that of your customers, is totally secure.