As data breaches continue to rise around the world, businesses everywhere are looking to strengthen their data security system. But it’s not just about having good tech by your side – you also need to take the time to educate all team members to ensure they understand the ins and outs of keeping sensitive info away from prying eyes.
ISO 27001 is the only auditable international standard that defines the requirements of an information security management system (ISMS), providing a clear set of requirements and procedures for dealing with cyber-attacks and hacks.
Recently, TractionNext had been awarded ISO 27001 certification.
We’re here to break down what the certification is all about, and why it matters to you.
What is ISO 27001 Certification?
This particular certification stems from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), an independent body designed to examine and create global standards in realms such as security, safety, and quality.
The ultimate goal of the organisation is to set universal standards for best practices that can be implemented, regardless of a business’ size or location.
ISO 27001 is essentially a global standard for a Privacy Information Management System (PIMS). It helps businesses of all sizes maintain and continually evolve their privacy program in line with international best practices. It offers guidance for how businesses should manage personal information and assists in demonstrating compliance with regulators around the world.
By being certified, we’re able to demonstrate that we have comprehensive systems put in place to manage data privacy, keeping sensitive info out of the wrong hands.
Cool… So What Does It All Mean?
When you give your information to a brand, you have an expectation that they’ll keep your private information safe.
What the certification means is that our comprehensive PIMS complies with ISO 27001 standards. All components of the eCRM system have been carefully audited and examined to ensure that all sensitive data is secure.
With this certification, you can demonstrate to your customers, staff and shareholders that you’ve got effective systems in place to protect sensitive information that support compliance to the EU’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and other international privacy acts.
How Does This Benefit My Customers?
Regardless of your sector, customers put their full trust in you that you won’t misuse their sensitive data.
Considering how sophisticated hackers have become in recent years, there’s never been more threats to customer data than in today’s economy.
Now, if businesses are looking to implement our PIMS into their marketing efforts, they don’t need to just take our word about how secure their customer data is. The ISO 27001 certification is evidence that we have all the effective systems and structures in place to prevent a possible data breach and keep everyone’s info safe.
At TractionNext, we’re always looking at how we can further mitigate privacy risks and adhere to international data security standards. This ISO 27001 certification is simply the next step on our journey.
Contact TractionNext today to discover what a PIMS can do for your marketing efforts.