5 Reasons to use an ISO 27001 certified service provider

5 Reasons to use an ISO 27001 certified service provider

Author:

Andrew Elcock
Founder & Managing Director – Xynomix

Recently we became ISO 27001:2013 certified for Information Security Management, which is one of the most widely recognised information security standards. We’re delighted that our rigorous processes have been recognised with this certification, but why should you choose an ISO certified service provider?

ISO 27001 identifies requirements for a comprehensive Information Security Management System (ISMS) and defines how organisations should manage and handle information in a secure manner, including appropriate security controls.

One of the main reasons we decided to get certified in Information Security Management was to further enhance the service we provide to our clients. Here are just some ways in which ISO 27001 does that:

1.    Clearly defined risk ownership

Under ISO 27001, we have established a clear risk management framework. As part of this, we identified, analysed and evaluated risks then outlined risk mitigation and recovery options. Not all risks can be predicted and prevented, but if an issue were to occur, we’re fully prepared.

2.    Consistent security policy across the organisation

Throughout the process we’ve made improvements to our IT infrastructure, office security, training, risk assessment and more to ensure the way we handle data is consistently secure across all areas of the business, giving you peace of mind that your data is always handled correctly.

3.    Continuous security improvement measures

ISO 27001 certified service providers are regularly audited – internally and externally, so you can be assured that our data protection and information security practices are always maintained to a high standard.

4.    Minimal risk of data loss through human error

In order to become certified we had to demonstrate that we’ve achieved a strong awareness of strict information security practices across the board. All our members of staff are educated on these practices, meaning the likelihood of human error is minimised.

5.    Improved Supply Chain relationships

It’s important for us to not only audit ourselves but our suppliers, too. This ensures continuity up the supply chain and as such we can easily demonstrate to assist with your due diligence. Ultimately, working with an ISO 27001 service provider gives you peace of mind that your data is in safe hands. We are focused on providing excellence in every area of database management, so have always operated with information security management best practices in mind. We’re very happy to have been certified and feel it validates our ongoing commitment and further assures our clients of the resilience and high standard of data protection Xynomix provides.

 

If you’d like to find out more about how we can pass on the benefits of ISO 27001 to you through our database management services, please visit our website and get in touch.

 


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