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If you have a look around our website, you’ll more than likely come across our ISO 27001 certification. It’s vital that, as an IT management company, we can guarantee our clients this universal qualification to be able to ensure the security of their data.

For IT professionals, and any Barristers’ chambers looking to hire them, it’s very important to understand what exactly ISO 27001 is and how it impacts operations and security.

 

What is It?

 

“ISO 27001 standards outline a comprehensive security framework”

The SANS Institute

 

ISO 27001 plays an important role in securing cloud data. Set out by the “International Organisation For Standardisation”, it is one of the latest standards for international cloud security. Developed to “provide a model for establishing, implementing, operating, monitoring, reviewing, maintaining and improving an information security system”, ISO 27001 uses a risk-based approach to technology security. It offers guidelines for secure documentation, management responsibility and wasy to correct and prevent weaknesses. It defines a six-part planning process, which instructs IT managers to:

  1. Define a security policy.
  2. Define the scope of the ISMS.
  3. Conduct a risk assessment.
  4. Manage identified risks.
  5. Select control objectives and controls to be implemented.
  6. Prepare a statement of applicability.

 

How Does It Impact Security?

 

“ISO 27001 standard is an added layer of security for your company. Companies that implement the ISO 27001 standard are generally assumed to be capable of achieving a security policy declared by enterprise.”

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ISO 27001 sets high standards for cloud security protocol. When applications, files and other data are moved over to the cloud, ISO 27001 helps keep it safe from DDoS attacks.

The ISO 27001 standard demonstrates that a company is committed to diligent information security management. It guarantees the fulfillment of legal, contractual and commercial responsibilities. The standard assures that data, information exchange and target information is secure, insures against liability for shareholders and vendors, and establishes a culture of security that gives companies a competitive advantage.

The standard also offers customers greater data transparency, requiring companies to define and openly state their data handling and security procedures – it guarantees that you’ll know where you data is kept, how it is stored and how it is managed.

We are proud to offer our clients peace of mind in the shape of our ISO 27001 certification. Do you want great assurances about your chambers’ data and information security? Talk to us about our accredited IT management services today.