Friday, 26 May 2017 10:41

Introduction to ISO 27001

“The ISO/IEC 27000 family of standards helps organizations keep information assets secure. Using this family of standards will help your organization manage the security of assets such as financial information, intellectual property, employee details or information entrusted to you by third parties.”
International Organization for Standardization

The decision to become accredited to ISO 27001 presents many different challenges to a business. The biggest challenge is the requirement to understand that previous company processes will need to change. Businesses are naturally apprehensive about change, especially in successful firms, however at Aeromark the decision to implement ISO 27001 throughout the entire scope and the change that it would bring was met with positivity.

“Despite having seen reluctance by other software providers to fully manage and minimise risk, we at Aeromark were excited at the idea of becoming certified to the ISO 27001 standards. We wanted our customers to feel assured that their data is protected to internationally accredited standards” said Roger Marks, MD Aeromark.

Service companies have access to sensitive data for millions of people, and a data breach makes them all potential victims of identity theft. It is important that this data is protected from risk. The map prepared by Norse below shows real time attacks happening across the world.

The realisation that many other service management software providers only had accredited data centres while the rest of their business was left lacking encouraged Aeromark to set out to ensure that every aspect of the business was conforming and certified to ISO 27001 standards.

We are producing a series of blogs showing the steps and the dedicated journey taken towards ISO 27001.