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Why is ISO27001 important when considering a new supplier?

ISO27001 is one of the most popular information security standards in existence, and the goal is to provide a framework to help organisations, of any size or any industry, protect their information systematically and cost-effectively, through the adoption of an Information Security Management system (ISMS).

ISO27001 certification is a sign of a secure, reliable organization that can be trusted with data.

What is an ISMS?

An ISMS is a holistic approach to securing the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of corporate information assets (CIA).

It consists of a living set of policies, procedures, and other controls involving people, processes, and technology for risk management.  This enables organisations to understand and mitigate the weaknesses of the business and implement continuous improvement.

What are the benefits of ISO27001?

  • Compliance – Implementing the Standard helps you meet the information security requirements of laws such as the EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)and the NIS (Network and Information Systems) Regulations.
  • Data security – Accreditation ensures you protect all forms of information, whether digital, hard copy, or in the cloud, and increases an organisation’s resilience to cyber attacks
  • Continuous improvement – it allows you to constantly evaluate, adapt and respond to evolving security threats, both inside and outside the organisation.
  • Organisation communication and culture – An ISMS encompasses people, processes, and technology, and staff understand risks and can embrace security as part of their everyday working practices. This can improve company culture.
  • Trust – Certification demonstrates an organisations commitment to data security and provides credibility when tendering for new business

ISO27001 certification is important to us

If you read about Alphatec you will understand what is important to us, and providing good customer service with integrity is just one of our values.  ISO27001 supports us and proves that we practice what we preach.  Take a look around our website, request a brochure or demo or contact us to find out how we can work together.

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