The Importance Of ISO 27001 Accreditation
For both us and our customers ...
At CMC, we're always looking for ways to improve our service. We are in the process of gaining accreditation in ISO 27001, which will give new customers the confidence to work with us ...
ISO27001 is a vital accreditation for CMC which will improve our service to customers!
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ISO 27001 is the international standard that describes 'best practice' for an Information Security Management System (ISMS). Achieving accredited certification with ISO 27001 demonstrates that CMC is following the best practice in information security.
"Why are we doing it?"
It's now more important than ever to protect confidential data, both our own and that of our customers. Cyberattacks are on the rise and are becoming ever more sophisticated.
These attacks, and the loss or compromising of data, can severely impact on a company's ability to operate and could lead to substantial fines, and the loss of reputation.
The volume of data that organisations store is increasing year on year, so guaranteeing that data is backed up, is secure and completely access controlled is now vital.
By gaining ISO 27001 certification, CMC will be continually working to monitor and improve the way we manage our own, and customers, information security; this will prevent data breaches, data loss, and ensure only the right people see the right information.
"What are the benefits of gaining ISO accreditation?"
We have always taken IT and data security very seriously, so gaining ISO 27001 accreditation means that what we are already doing is compliant with a recognised external standard, and is independently audited.
It will assist CMC with ensuring we meet GDPR regulations and gives our current and future customer's greater confidence in the way they work with us.
It also lets our customers know their data is secure and provides us with a framework which will fulfil our commercial and contractual responsibilities.
"Where are we with the process of gaining accreditation?"
In October we have ISO consultants coming in to review what we do and how we do it. While we wait for the auditing team, we are practising what we preach. We are using our continual improvement process, reviewing our systems and policies that we have in place and seeing where we can improve them, making sure they work for both us and our customers.
"Would you like to know more?"
If you're looking for an ISO 27001 certified IT systems and security provider, or need help with your GDPR compliance, then do call us on 0333 335 0467 or click here to ping over an email and let's see how we can help you.
Until next time ...
Eddie has spent 20 years in senior IT management positions in a variety of industries, including Tourism, Charity, Aero Engine and motoring. He has an excellent understanding of all aspects of IT service management and heads up all aspects of IT Support for CMC.