Information Security: How can ISO 27001 help my business? 

The pandemic has highlighted to many businesses the advantages of home working, including reduced costs through lower office overheads. 

But with remote working set to continue for the foreseeable future, considerations need to be given to security and how businesses can keep information safe.  

Every day valuable data is at risk of being hacked, corrupted, lost or accessed.  

Does your business have the right policies, procedures and controls in place to protect your organisation against information security risks? 

If not, we can help! 

Here are some of our top tips for keeping information safe and secure: 

  1. Deliver appropriate training on information security for staff to reduce internal risks 
  2. Establish processes and policies to ensure the secure destruction of information and data 
  3. Implement an effective continuity plan 
  4. Monitor information security risks 
  5. Record any information security failings 

These are just some of the actions that you can take to address information security in a proactive way. 

We recommend that companies consider the implementation of a UKAS accreditation such as ISO 27001 to ensure good security practices from the beginning. 

How to get started 

ISO 27001 is the leading ISO standard in information security. It can be used by companies as a systemic basis for defining, implementing and maintaining a robust remote work structure. 

This global certification is not only about what technical measures you put in place. It is about ensuring the business controls and the management process you have in place are adequate and proportionate for the information security threats and opportunities you have identified and evaluated in your risk assessment. 

Worryingly, under the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), in the UK, can now issue fines of up to 4% of a company’s annual turnover, or €20 million (whichever is greater) for the worst data offences. 

We understand the everchanging laws and the prospect of certification can appear daunting. Our dedicated team of experts will make sure that the process is as smooth as possible and communicate with you throughout.  

What are the benefits of ISO 27001  

Achieving ISO 27001 will bring many benefits to your business including: 

  1. Protecting your business against hefty fines and loss of reputation 
  2. Ensuring compliance with commercial, contractual and legal responsibilities 
  3. Retaining customers and winning new business 
  4. Standing out from your competition 
  5. Improving efficiency, processes and strategies 

Want to get started? 

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