We are delighted to announce that we have received our ISO 27001 certification. Sales Promotions are now certified to ISO 9001 and ISO 27001. We gain these certs for you, our valued customers.
Anne Marie Smee, Managing Director of Sales-Promotions, is pictured above receiving the certification from Michael Brophy, CEO of Certification Europe. Being ISO 27001 certified allows Sales Promotions to showcase the level of information security that is present in our organisation. Securely managed information is our priority with all day-to-day activities aligned to GDPR requirements.
But what does it really meant to be certified to ISO 27001? Read below:
What It Means to Be ISO 27001 Certified
Information security has graced international headlines, inspired think pieces and has been on the lips of everybody. Between Mark Zuckerberg’s newsworthy congress testimony regarding Facebook’s role in the 2016 US presidential election to rolling out the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR). What the public and officials want to know is – Is information truly safe? This brings us to the ISO 27001 as the gold standard in security management.
A Brief Definition
Published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), ISO 27001 is simply put a globally utilized information security management system (ISMS) that’s become the international standard worldwide.
What Certification Communicates
ISO 27001 certification signals a company’s ability to manage risks to the security of sensitive and private information pertaining to clients and assets. Up-to-date certification clarifies that you have all the security controls and policies in place to protect your clients’ details and data. As such, it’s the one stamp of approval you need to operate in the digital age. Needless to say, apart from the functional benefits, certification has a direct effect on a brand’s image as a credibility booster.
Certification application involves an analysis of your security measurements’ overall performance, identification of any weak points and adoption of the relevant security practices to increase your ISMS’ effectiveness.
Security in the Digital Age
What the past several years have shown global digital conglomerates is that information security is of the highest priority as everyone is vulnerable to attacks, breaches and manipulation. Having ISO 27001 certification fortifies your most valuable assets, reduces costly consultations with many security contractors and improves your market position.
What You Stand to Gain in the Long Run
As the much talked-about EU GDPR has demonstrated, information security moves away from the company level and onto an institutional level. Relying on set internal protocols loses viability in the long run. This is due to the current climate projecting an increased involvement from governments from this moment on. ISO 27001 keeps you compliant to outside regulations on governmental level no matter where you operate.
That’s far from the only one benefit to your business model. Certification allows you to:
- Minimize overall risks to information security
- Maintain a healthy image in front of clients, investors and shareholders through the adoption of an evolving culture of security
- Achieve consistent results in delivering your service
- Attain a competitive edge
- Secure any information exchange internally and between you and your clients
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