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ISO 27001 mitigates against cybersecurity risks

Cyber-attacks are a costly and disruptive threat to businesses, governments and our society, and their frequency is always on the rise.

Cybercrime has become more severe and sophisticated as more advanced cybercrime techniques are developed; the World Economic Forum’s Global Cybersecurity Outlook reported a 125 % increase in cybercrime in 2021.

These circumstances leave leaders with no logical choice other than taking a strategic approach to cyber-risks.

Fortunately, a system does exist to help you mitigate these cybersecurity risks effectively, aside from many other benefits.

Adopt the world’s best-known information security management standard

Take a moment to analyse your business and its operations. Ask yourself:

  • What kind of information assets do you hold?
  • Do you have resilience to cyber-attacks?
  • Can you cut costs and reduce (or stop) budgeting for ineffective defence technology?
  • Do you have a centrally managed framework, ensuring all information is secure?
  • Can you guarantee that you’re protecting the integrity, confidentiality and availability of data?
  • Are you proactive and not simply reactive to data security threats?

Business that make a commitment towards cyber resilience often become forerunners in their industry and set the tone for their ecosystem and their competitors.

ISO/IEC 27001 is holistic and ensure that the process goes far beyond the IT department; the entire organisation is covered, and people, technology and processes all benefit.

What you gain with an ISO 27001 certification

In obtaining ISO 27001, an internationally-recognized certification, you will have clearly shown stakeholders and customers that you are committed to managing information securely and safely.

Among the advantages that come with ISO 27001 certification are;

  • A growing number of local and international tenders include specific requirements on data integrity and security; ISO 27001 certifications are a gold-standard in this respect.
  • Increase trust with clients, suppliers, investors, and any other stakeholders who may not understand the risk of data security, but see the commitment you’ve made towards avoidance and mitigation.
  • Position your business as a market leader operating at a serious level, demonstrated by your commitment to the world’s most popular standard on information security management.
  • ISO 27001 certification is an excellent way to promote your organisation, celebrate your data security achievements, and demonstrate trustworthiness.
  • Becoming ISO certified means joining the ranks of 1 million+ organisations in over 170 countries.

A more detailed look at ISO 27001

ISO 27001 - Protect your IT

ISO 27001 is the international standard for an Information Security Management System (ISMS).

The ISO 27001 certification;

  1. Provides peace of mind to businesses and to their customers that information is managed in a safe manner
  2. Adopts a proactive approach to identify potential risks related to information security, and subsequently reduces the possibility of any incidents
  3. Establishes safeguards to prevent unauthorised and improper access to data including theft, abuse, misuse and any form of damage.
  4. Constantly guides employees to place a great emphasis on trust and integrity by protecting the interests and confidentiality of clients.
  5. Makes it simpler to be in full compliance with any applicable customer and/or legal requirements.

The ISO 27001 certification is based on the principles of CIA;

  • confidentiality
  • integrity
  • availability

In essence, this means that it helps organisations protect their most valuable and sensitive information whilst making them accessible to individuals with the proper authorisation.

The ISO 27001 standard applies a risk management process to the interactions between staff members, operations, and I.T. systems.

ISO 27001 is not just a GDPR-related standard; in fact, this is only a secondary benefit of a much more powerful and useful framework.

ISO 27001 certified organisations are able to better protect their intellectual property, brand, and reputation.

Combined, these three elements make up the reasons behind an organisation’s success, so they are certainly worth protecting.

Given its capabilities, it is hardly surprising that ISO 27001 is amongst the most popular ISO standards. So far, over 33,000 certificates for the ISO 27001 standard have been issued around the world.

Does your organisation need ISO 27001?

Cyberattacks and data leaks have only increased in recent years. The reputational and operational damage which come as a result of having suffered a data breach can be incalculable.

It is not an overstatement to say that any organisation which stores or handles sensitive data should become ISO 27001 certified.

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We have plenty of experience with ISO 27001

The team at STEP has helped numerous businesses plan and implement series of small changes leading to major organisational improvements

We have guided a number of clients, both local and international, in their quest to obtain ISO 27001, and we use our experience and expertise to help businesses set up the processes they need with minimal disruption or delay.

Getting in touch with STEP today takes you one step closer to ISO 27001 certification.

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Stefan DebonoFounder & CEO - STEP

About STEP

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  • Assisted 100+ organisations to adopt & implement ISO standards
  • Provided expertise to help our clients achieve or maintain 200+ ISO certifications
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