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.
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.