ISO 27001 – What is the importance of having achieved the certification
The process of digital transformation has intensified in companies of all sizes and industries, and is considered an essential factor for business success. One of the main consequences of this process is the exponential growth in the amount of data from customers, partners, and suppliers that are handled by these companies.
No wonder the jargon “data is the new oil”: when properly handled, data is a powerful tool for decision-making, providing crucial information so that companies can act quickly and assertively in this new context.
However, this digitalization process is accompanied by new business risks, especially those related to cybersecurity. By considering these new threats, organizational leaders have increasingly associated cybersecurity risks with business risks.
Implementing proper cybersecurity management requires companies to develop the policies and processes necessary to ensure the protection of this data. These policies and processes range from defining Information Security in the organization to the roles and responsibilities of those involved.
To define, guide, and verify the implementation of these cybersecurity policies and processes, some standards have been created by the market. One of the most recognized standards by the industry is ISO 27001, developed by the International Standards Organization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). One of the main goals of the ISO/IEC 27001 standard is to help companies manage and protect their information assets so that they are secure. The standard enables the implementation of a robust approach to managing Information Security and building cyber resilience.
For this, the ISO 27001 standard provides for the implementation of an Information Security Management System, or ISMS. The ISMS proposed by ISO 27001 encompasses the application of processes and controls for the proper management of Information Security. According to ISO 27001, ISMS is part of the organization’s management system and is based on business risk management. This includes the creation, implementation, and maintenance of the appropriate business processes for effective Information Security.
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The implementation of ISO 27001 assists a company in ensuring the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of data in accordance with defined policies and processes. However, for the ISMS to be effective and efficient, it must be continuously evaluated and reviewed by the respective responsible parties. For this, ISO 27001 provides for the implementation of a continuous improvement cycle of the ISMS processes. This improvement cycle, also called the PDCA cycle, consists of the following steps:
- Plan, which includes the development of the objectives, policies, processes, and procedures of the ISMS;
- Do, which addresses the steps necessary for the implementation of the objectives, policies, processes, and procedures established in the previous step;
- Check, which aims to evaluate and measure the performance of the ISMS;
- Act, which allows the application of corrective actions according to the measured items.
Other benefits achieved with the implementation of the ISO 27001 standard are:
- Protection of a company’s business and reputation with customers, suppliers, partners, and employees;
- Reduced operating costs and increased efficiency;
- Protection of information, including sensitive data;
- Reduction of cybersecurity and business risks;
- Increased confidence level;
- Avoidance of regulatory fines, especially those related to data protection laws, such as GDPR, LGPD, and CCPA;
We at senhasegura take security very seriously in the process of developing our Privileged Access Management (PAM) solutions. In this process, the products of our Integrated PAM Platform periodically undergo rigorous assessments, as well as audits and certifications with the strictest cybersecurity standards, including ISO/IEC 27001:2013. Obtaining this certification ensures the confidentiality and integrity of data throughout our organization, including processes and products.
It also demonstrates our commitment and ability to ensure the security of customer data, senhasegura’s security operations, product capabilities, and best development practices. In this way, we can address the needs of our customers through the products we develop, helping businesses to ensure the digital sovereignty of our customers over data and, above all, the reduction of cyber risks and business continuity.