ISO 27001 Certification and what it means

We’ve got ISO 27001 certification!

We’ve recently received ISO 27001 certification! It may not sound exciting, but it’s actually quite a big deal. It means we meet the international standard for information security management.

In other words, it means our data protection standards are the highest possible. That’s great news for us, and for all our customers. Data protection has been a growing public concern in recent years, and with good reason.

If information is compromised, it can be a disaster. That’s doubly true for business. If you have a data breach, it can cause huge damage to your finances and reputation. It’s our business to make sure that doesn’t happen.

We provide a range of managed IT services, from cloud migration to cybersecurity and disaster recovery. In everything we do, information security is paramount. So our ISO 27001 accreditation confirms we’re doing something right! This blog is about what the certification means, and what it says about our IT services.

What’s an Information Security Management System?

Essentially, it’s a strategy for information security and privacy. An ISMS will document the protocols and controls an organisation uses to keep digital information safe and protected from threats and vulnerabilities.

How do you get ISO 27001 certification?

It’s pretty thorough. First things first, you create an ISMS based on the ISO 27001 guidelines. The next step is to apply to an independent certification body (CB). The CB appoints an auditor, and from there, it’s a two-stage audit process.

At stage one, the auditor makes sure your procedures match the ISO 27001 guidelines. If there are no gaps, stage two begins. This is a more in-depth look at those procedures in action. So if stage one is making sure you talk the talk, stage two confirms you walk the walk!

How long does ISO 27001 certification last?

Once you’ve qualified, ISO 27001 certification lasts three years. During that time, the auditor will regularly check that you’re continuously improving. After three years, the certification expires and you’ve got to start the whole process again.

Does ISO 27001 certification matter?

In a word, yes! We live in an age of increasing concern over data protection. People are more aware of it than ever, and with good reason. Cybercrime is a constant threat, and any data breach can be incredibly costly. Quite simply, customers deserve reassurance that their information is held securely. For a company like ours, this is crucial. We provide a range of telecom and IT services to other businesses, including cloud storage. ISO 27001 certification proves that we can be trusted to do this responsibly!

How ISO 27001 benefits our customers

In short, our ISO 27001 certification shows our customers that their information is safe with us. We provide a huge range of managed ICT services to businesses, from backups, monitoring and cybersecurity to full network management, and from telephony to print.

This inevitably means we are handling sensitive information. Our business customers have to know that we’re doing this responsibly so that their records are safe. The certification confirms we meet the highest international standard.

Some of our services that are relevant to ISO 27001 

We offer a comprehensive IT support and management service, from helpdesk and maintenance to cloud backups and cybersecurity. And we monitor systems proactively, so that we can prevent problems rather than having to solve them after the event! Essentially, this makes us your outsourced IT department.

We can help with every part of your IT infrastructure, ensuring that you’re running at maximum efficiency with a minimum of downtime. We can migrate your files to the cloud seamlessly, so that they’re always available to you. And thanks to our security standards, you can always be sure that your information is protected.

You really can have security and convenience at the same time. Our mission is to provide it.

Why choose Pure Cloud?

We’re proud of all our hard-earned accreditations, including this latest one. What’s important to us is that these aren’t just box-ticking exercises for us. They’re a reflection of the care we take of our work and our customers.

We will treat your business as if it were our own. Not only can we help you increase productivity and take the stress and uncertainty out of business technology – we will also do so with the highest standards of information security. That’s what we’re about, and that’s what ISO 27001 confirms.

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