Code analysis is essential in every organization focused on software development. However, when sensitive information is at play, organizations might want to take an extra step to ensure that those data are well protected. That’s where ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification has a significant role. More than guaranteeing that developers write better code, it’s a way to show customers that the organization takes its data security seriously.
What is ISO/IEC 27001:2013 and why is it relevant?
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is an independent, non-governmental international organization developing and producing worldwide standards. ISO standards cover various activities, from making products and managing processes to service delivery and supplying materials.
ISO/IEC 27001:2013 specifies the requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and continually improving an information security management system within the context of the organization. It also includes requirements for the assessment and treatment of information security risks tailored to the needs of the organization. The requirements set out in ISO/IEC 27001:2013 are generic and are intended to be applicable to all organizations, regardless of type, size or nature.
ISO certification has become the norm, and it works as a seal of approval. The benefits include, among others, improved quality management, more efficient processes, increased protection of the company and its assets, increased international reputation, potentially increased revenue or competitive advantage, and enhanced client satisfaction.
The ISO/IEC 27001:2013 shows how data that has been previously collected can remain confidential and secure. This is vital when dealing with sensitive data like health-related information. ISO certification can also help organizations comply with other regulations.
Five Reasons Why ISO 27001 Certification Matters
- is a reputable, internationally-recognized standard.
- sets a security framework and requires implementation of controls.
- establishes a risk management program.
- inspires customer confidence.
- ensures ongoing compliance and improvement.
How does this benefit our SFL clients?
Achieving and maintaining ISO 27001 certification assures our customers that we see the security of their information as a top priority for our business. According to IT Governance’s survey, 56% of respondents implement ISO 27001 standards in order to gain a competitive advantage, and 71% of respondents receive regular or occasional requests to provide ISO 27001 certification evidence. This is strong evidence of the increasing importance of information security in today’s highly interconnected world. It is particularly essential for us to demonstrate compliance with the most rigorous of information security standards.