Secure, reliable, and confidential handling of customer data is critically important for quality brands. Well-publicized data breaches caused brands to tighten up their security protocols. But how can they be assured that their vendors and partners take the matter as seriously as they do?
Data security protocols covering everything from data security to physical and network security are implemented by many organizations. This is an important, but an incomplete step. Without an Information Security Management System (ISMS), these controls can be disjoint and disorganized. An ISMS also can go beyond data security to include business continuity planning and the security of non-electronic documents, such as contracts, human resources, and proprietary knowledge.
Global-Z considers ISO/IEC 27001:2013 standard to be the gold standard in ISMS. Certification assures clients that their vendor has done the following:
- Implemented an information security management system for service development, operations, and support.
- Put controls that in place to protect Personal Data.
- Implemented an in-depth information security risk management program.
ISO/IEC 27001 provides a framework that enables companies to make fundamental changes to implement a modern managed infrastructure. It can be a quantum leap forward for the organizations.
Global-Z implemented ISO/IEC 27001:2013 in 2018. Learn more about the implementation of the standard, please download the following paper written by BSI, the British Standards Institute. BSI wrote the global draft standard and therefore know the most about it.