Improving cybersecurity with ISO 27001
Data security is an essential part of business practices. Privacy issues and data leaks are viral problems that could significantly destroy the credibility of a company. Consumers who are conscious of their data are hyper-aware of where their information is being stored, wanting the assurance of their privacy and that they maintain the rights in both commercial practices and the supply chain.
An ISO 27001 certification is an internationally recognised outline for an information security management system (ISMS). The certification outlines the ISMS policies and procedures that implement physical and technological safeguards to be included in an organisation’s information risk management systems.
MSXCYBER – An Information Security Management System (ISMS) is a set of policies and procedures implemented by organisations to manage information risks such as cyber attacks or data theft. ISO 27001 is the auditable international standard that requires a company to establish, implement and maintain best-practice information processes via its ISMS.
This article will outline a few benefits to gaining an ISO 27001 certification.
- Risk assessment:
Before new security procedures can be created, a risk assessment is required. A risk evaluation will demonstrate where the vital security vulnerabilities and future risks are, ensuring the company can implement steps to minimise threats.
- Stakeholders peace of mind:
It requires a lot of time, commitment, and coordination between teams to develop a sound security system. When embarking on the certification process, it would be best to get assistance first from the company’s management, thereby ensuring that all parties recognise the value of information management and their role in the detection and risk prevention of fraudulent conduct. Stakeholders want to know that the company they have invested in has the necessary management systems to protect their interests.
- Identification of security risks:
Once the research and an internal audit are conducted to identify security risks, auditors will be more likely to inspect areas of weakness. This process allows for the mitigation of threats and the creation of efficient cybersecurity policies.
An integrated information security management system will enable your company to gain a competitive advantage and maintain legal compliance. With these benefits in mind, it remains crucial for business operations to continuously assess business risks and invest in policies that will protect data.