ISO 27001 Accreditation
Zylpha follows a constantly reviewed and improved information security policy and is certified to ISO 27001.
Our certification number is: GB22/00000243.
Our most recent surveillance audit was in: August 2023
Why we chose ISO 27001
In today's interconnected and data-driven world, information security has become a paramount concern for companies, especially those in the legal technology sector. With cyber threats on the rise and data breaches becoming more sophisticated, companies like us need a robust framework to protect our sensitive information and maintain the trust of our customers and stakeholders.
This is where ISO 27001 comes into play. ISO 27001 is an internationally recognised standard that sets the stage for comprehensive information security management.
What is ISO 27001?
ISO 27001, formally known as ISO/IEC 27001:2013, is a globally accepted standard for Information Security Management Systems (ISMS). Developed by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), ISO 27001 provides a systematic approach to managing and protecting sensitive information. At the very core of ISO 27001 it offers a structured framework to help organisations establish, implement, monitor, maintain, and continually improve information security.
What does ISO 27001 cover?
ISO 27001 is a comprehensive standard that covers various aspects of information security, including:
- Risk Assessment & Management:
ISO 27001 requires organisations to identify and assess information security risks and then implement appropriate controls to mitigate or manage these risks effectively.
- Security Policy and Objectives:
Organisations are expected to define clear information security policies and objectives that align with their business goals and regulatory requirements.
- Organisational Security:
This aspect focuses on defining roles and responsibilities, ensuring employees are aware of their security obligations, and establishing a culture of security awareness within the business.
- Asset Management:
ISO 27001 requires organisations to classify and protect their information assets based on their value and criticality.
- Access Control:
Access to information and information processing facilities must be controlled and restricted based on authorised user roles and responsibilities.
- Physical and Environmental Security:
ISO 27001 covers the physical security of information assets and the environments in which they are stored or processed.
- Operations Security:
This section deals with secure operations, such as change management, incident management, and business continuity planning.
- Monitoring and Measurement:
Regular monitoring and measurement of information security controls and processes are essential to ensure ongoing effectiveness.
- Incident Response and Management:
ISO 27001 outlines procedures for identifying, reporting, and responding to information security incidents.
Why is ISO 27001 useful for companies?
- Risk Reduction:
ISO 27001 helps organisations systematically identify and mitigate information security risks, reducing the likelihood of data breaches and associated financial and reputational damages.
ISO 27001 compliance demonstrates an organisation's commitment to information security, which can be crucial for meeting regulatory requirements and avoiding fines.
- Enhanced Trust:
ISO 27001 certification builds trust with customers, partners, and stakeholders, assuring them that the organisation takes data security seriously.
- Competitive Advantage:
In the tech sector, where security is a top concern, ISO 27001 certification can give companies a competitive edge, especially when bidding for contracts or partnerships.
- Continuous Improvement:
The standard encourages a culture of continuous improvement, helping organisations adapt to evolving threats and technologies.
Why is ISO 27001 vital for technology companies?
- Data-Centric Operations:
Technology companies like ours deal with vast amounts of sensitive data, making them prime targets for cyberattacks. ISO 27001 provides a structured approach to safeguarding this data.
- Customer Trust:
Tech companies rely on customer trust. ISO 27001 certification assures clients that their data is secure, strengthening the customer-provider relationship.
- Legal and Regulatory Compliance:
With evolving data protection laws, such as GDPR and CCPA, tech firms need a robust framework to ensure compliance. ISO 27001 can help meet these legal requirements.
- Global Operations:
As a technology company we are lucky to have been selected by clients in many different countries. With clients on multiple different continents, ISO 27001 offers a consistent and internationally recognised standard for information security.
ISO 27001 is a valuable accreditation for a technology company like us. It has provided us with a framework to establish and maintain a robust information security management system which covers a wide range of security aspects.
ISO 27001 has also supported us in our goal of reducing risks, enhancing customer trust, and to help promote a culture of continuous improvement.