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February 2023

Benefits of moving to an IaaS model?

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is a cloud computing model that offers on-demand access to computing resources such as virtual machines, storage, and networking infrastructure over the internet. IaaS providers offer scalable and flexible computing resources that can be provisioned in minutes and are often priced on a pay-as-you-go basis.

One of the key benefits of IaaS is its ability to reduce capital expenditures on hardware and infrastructure. In traditional on-premises IT infrastructure, businesses need to invest heavily in hardware, software, and maintenance costs. IaaS eliminates the need for businesses to purchase and maintain costly hardware and infrastructure, allowing them to focus on their core business activities.
IaaS also offers businesses the flexibility to scale up or down their computing resources as needed, depending on their current workload. This means that businesses can quickly adjust their resources to meet changing demands, such as seasonal spikes in website traffic, without incurring unnecessary costs.

Another significant advantage of IaaS is its ability to offer disaster recovery and business continuity. IaaS providers have multiple data centres in different locations, which allows for data redundancy and disaster recovery. In the event of a natural disaster, power outage, or other unforeseen event, IaaS providers can quickly transfer data and computing resources to a different data centre, ensuring business continuity.

Security is always a top concern for businesses when it comes to their IT infrastructure. When you move to an IaaS model, you will enhance your security with a range of measures, including data encryption, intrusion detection, and access control. This ensures that businesses’ data and applications are secure from cyber threats and unauthorized access.

IaaS providers also offer high availability and reliability. They have redundant hardware and networks, which means that if a server or network fails, there are backup systems in place to ensure that applications and data are still accessible. This high level of availability and reliability ensures that businesses can operate without interruption, which is critical for their success.

Finally, IaaS offers a low barrier to entry for businesses that are just starting out. In traditional IT infrastructure, businesses need to invest heavily in hardware and infrastructure before they can begin operations. With IaaS, businesses can start small and scale up as their operations grow, without incurring significant upfront costs.

In conclusion, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offers many benefits to businesses, including reduced capital expenditures, scalability, disaster recovery, security, high availability, reliability, and a low barrier to entry. By leveraging IaaS, businesses can focus on their core activities while leaving the infrastructure management to their cloud provider.

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Paradyn achieves ISO 27001:2017 certification

Paradyn, one of Ireland’s leading cybersecurity service providers, today announced that it has achieved ISO 27001:2017 certification for its Information Technology, Security Techniques and Information Security Management System (ISMS). The certification and extensive audit process were performed by National Standards Authority Ireland (NSAI).

Established by the International Organisation for Standardization (ISO), ISO 27001 is an information security standard that outlines the requirements for an information security management system (ISMS). Achieving ISO 27001 certification demonstrates that an organisation has implemented a systematic approach to managing sensitive information and has implemented the necessary controls to protect against risks.

The benefits of achieving ISO 27001 certification are numerous and include improved risk management, increased customer trust, better data protection, and enhanced business continuity.

    • Improved Risk Management

One of the primary benefits of achieving ISO 27001 certification is improved risk management. The standard requires organisations to identify, assess, and prioritize the risks to their sensitive information and to implement appropriate controls to manage those risks. By following this systematic approach, organisations can better understand their exposure to information security risks and can make informed decisions about how to manage those risks. This leads to improved risk management practices, reducing the likelihood of a data breach or other information security incident.

    • Increased Customer Trust

Achieving ISO 2701 certification can also increase customer trust in an organisation. Customers want to know that their sensitive information is being protected and that the organisations they do business with are taking the necessary steps to secure that information. By achieving ISO 27001 certification, an organisation is demonstrating its commitment to information security and its willingness to undergo independent assessment to validate its information security practices. This builds trust with customers and can provide a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

    • Better Data Protection

ISO 27001 requires organisations to implement a number of information security controls to protect sensitive information. These controls cover a wide range of areas, including access control, cryptography, network security, incident management, and data backup and recovery. By implementing these controls, organisations can better protect their sensitive information from theft, loss, or unauthorized access. This leads to improved data protection and reduces the risk of a data breach or other information security incident.

    • Enhanced Business Continuity

Achieving ISO 27001 certification also enhances an organisation’s business continuity. The standard requires organisations to implement a business continuity management system (BCMS) that includes a plan for responding to and recovering from disruptive events, such as a natural disaster or cyber attack. By having a BCMS in place, organisations can ensure that they are prepared to continue operating in the event of a disruptive event, reducing the impact on their business operations and minimizing downtime.

    • Cost Savings

Another benefit of achieving ISO 27001 certification is cost savings. The standard requires organisations to implement a systematic approach to information security, which can lead to the consolidation of information security efforts and the elimination of redundant or ineffective controls. This can result in cost savings for the organisation, as it reduces the need for multiple information security solutions and simplifies the management of information security.

    • Improved Compliance

Finally, achieving ISO 27001 certification can also improve an organisation’s compliance with various laws and regulations related to information security. The standard covers a wide range of information security requirements, many of which are also required by other laws and regulations, such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the European Union. By achieving ISO 27001 certification, organisations can demonstrate their compliance with these requirements and can avoid the time and expense of preparing for multiple compliance assessments.

In conclusion, with Paradyn achieving ISO 27001 they have shown a standard required to implement a systematic approach to information security, which leads to a more effective and efficient information security program.


About Paradyn:

At Paradyn, we build strategic partnerships with our clients. Our clients benefit through our security-first approach from best-practice consultancy of their entire IT estate right through to implementation, monitoring and ongoing support. Our team of highly trained network and security consultants deliver best-in-class advice and support so our customers can reduce cyber risk and focus on delivering their core business activities.