UKAS certified ISO 27001 Certification: what you need to know to get started

A cybersecurity tech company, CrowdStrike revealed that 89% of decision makers and business leaders believe their companies are not at greater risk of a cyberattack while employees work from home.

However, this could not be further from the truth, according to the report: There was a 100-times increase in COVID-19-themed malicious files in April.

Businesses need to consider training their employees about emerging threats and how to keep information secure. But how do you get started?

A blog post from the same company in 2020 cited the reasons cybersecurity is desperately needed:

  • Use of personal devices and email for business or handling sensitive information
  • Provisioning corporate assets to support remote working arrangements
  • Proper deployment and configuration of remote services, corporate VPNs and related two-factor authentication methods.

Wondering what your organisation can do to keep information secure?

We recommend having the right policies, procedures and controls in place to protect your organisation against information security risks.

But for many organisations this can seem like a dauting task. Our top tips for keeping information safe and secure include:

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

For that extra peace of mind and for those wanting to stay ahead of the competition we recommend implementing ISO 27001, the management system for information security.

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 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.

In a blog earlier this year we highlighted the top benefits of ISO 27001.

Compliant Director, Mark Henderson explains “more and more businesses are coming to us for ISO support and ISO 27001 is the certification that most businesses are looking to add to their package.

The increase in home working has seen a shift in the way businesses operate and the need for more robust structures in place to protect information.

We are helping businesses to get started with their ISO 27001 certification by offering the option to spread payments over the year with just a 20% deposit. Give us a ring for more details or if you would like a quotation.”

Keep your business safe and secure by implementing a UKAS certified ISO 27001 certification

Protect your business against penalties and invest in a certification that will keep your business safe and secure this autumn.

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