Achieving ISO 27001 – the international gold standard

Receiving ISO 27001 certificate

As one of the leading managed IT services providers in London and since our formation way back in 2008, we’ve been helping clients with one thorny subject in particular: how to protect your business from cyber attacks. Today, we advise and guide numerous organisations in ways to keep their data, IT infrastructure, business, brand and reputation safe.

But here at Totality Services, we don’t just talk the talk, we like to walk the walk.

So we’re proud and delighted to announce that we’ve been awarded ISO 27001 certification. It’s great to report that all the hard work of our team (led by company co-founder Pedro Martins) has put into our information security management processes has been officially recognised.

The internationally renowned information security management certification

ISO 27001 is one of the most sought-after information security standards in the world, with certifications growing by more than 450% in the past ten years.

It’s globally recognised as the benchmark for good security practice and supports compliance with a host of laws, including the EU’s GDPR regulations.

What is ISO 27001?

The ISO 27001 Information Security Management System gives us a way of controlling the risks to our business so safeguarding our systems, technology, data and reputation.

It means we keep our systems and data (held digitally, on paper and in the cloud) safe from all manner of threats: external and internal, intentional and unintentional. It also gives us the peace of mind of knowing that we’ve secured our information and can stay ahead of new and evolving threats, all the while differentiating us from the competition.

Why businesses need ISO 27001

In our experience, most organizations have some sort of information security controls in place to protect business from cyber attacks but these have often been implemented in an ad hoc way and usually in response to a data breach or specific threat.

Generally, these address IT or data security issues but rarely protect non-technical information assets such as paperwork and proprietary knowledge.

ISO 27001 requires that an organisation:

Holistically and systematically examines its information security risks, taking account of all the threats, vulnerabilities and impactsdesigns and implements a coherent and comprehensive suite of information security controls to address those risks, then adopts an overarching management process to ensure that those controls meet their information security needs today and tomorrow.

So could ISO 27001 protect and benefit your business?

Having recently been through the process, there’s no doubt that ISO 27001 certification could help to protect and benefit many London-based businesses, including small and medium size enterprises.

Primarily, ISO 27001 certification will help to protect the integrity of your data, IT infrastructure, business, brand, reputation and sensitive corporate information, while maximising your resilience and minimising the cost of security threats

What’s more, certification to this internationally-recognised standard marks you out as being serious about safeguarding your IT and data (and your customers’), establishing you as in control of the risks and regulatory requirements. Thus, it can enhance your reputation, provide instant kudos in the private sector and enable you to apply for public sector tenders.

It’s also a real confidence boost for your existing and potential customers, as well as for your team who will be better equipped to spot, handle and eliminate threats and risks, whatever their IT experience levels.

The threats never stop evolving, nor do we

Having worked toward and gained certification to the exacting ISO 27001 standard in information security management, we’re even better positioned to guide our clients in protecting their most valuable assets, from people to confidential proprietary information, from the many risks lurking out there, particularly in the online world.

So if you like to know more about how to protect your business from cyber attacks or ISO 27001, why not have a confidential, no obligation chat through your requirements with the go to IT support team for London – Totality Services.