We are happy to announce that, in January 2022, our Information Security Management System was certified according to the ISO 27001 international standard.
ISO 27001's best-practice approach helps organizations manage their information security by addressing people, processes, and technology. This certification indicates that our Information Security Management System aligns with information security best practices.
But what does this mean, and why is it important?
To provide our services to our clients around the globe, we collect, store, and process data. This data includes employee, supplier, and customer information, communications, and financial and project-related data. If this data is not sufficiently secured and protected, it exposes organizations to a multitude of business risks, such as data breaches, damage to reputation, and even financial damage.
However, protecting the multitude of data originating from different sources is easier said than done. To help businesses with this challenge, the International Standards Organization (ISO) created a set of guidelines, better known as ISO 27001, to aid with establishing, organizing, implementing, and monitoring their information security management systems.
Based on the three main principles of confidentiality, integrity, and availability, the ISO 27001 standard applies to businesses of all sizes.
The benefits of being ISO 27001-certified are many and varied: from identifying vulnerabilities and preventing data breaches to boosting confidence and enhancing brand reputation in customers' eyes to demonstrating that we take information security seriously and adopt a structured approach towards the implementation of our Information Security Management System. It also helps to comply with other frameworks, such as the GDPR.
Ultimately the ISO 27001 certification is about improving our business. We are proud of this achievement and believe it gives us significant competitive advantages.