Why you should prioritise protecting your security data

BY Olivia Franklin ON 2nd March 2017.

Protecting sensitive data is vital – no matter how large or small the organisation may be. If you store any type of data, your organisation could be at risk of becoming a victim of theft, misuse or fraud activity.

The ISO 27001:2013 (Information and Data Security) standard sets out the requirements of information security management systems. ISO 27001 helps organisations treat data security seriously and confidently, putting in systems and processes to guard against the risk of security breaches or misuse of data whilst ensuring you take into account legal requirements.

“Cyber-attacks are among the greatest risks an organisation can face. This is why the much improved version of ISO/IEC 27004 provides essential and practical support to the many organisations that are implementing ISO/IEC 27001 to protect themselves from the growing diversity of security attacks that business is facing today.”

– Professor Edward Humphreys (Convenor of the group that developed ISO/IEC 27001)

ISO 27001 demonstrates corporate due diligence and shows compliance with regulatory and contractual requirements regarding data security, privacy and IT governance. It requires you to implement a training and awareness program throughout your organisation which saves cost through reductions in incidents.

At the most simple level, it will give your clients and suppliers the confidence to trust your organisation with the safe keeping of their data.

If you would like to know more about security data/ISO 27001, please click here.