We started 2023 off by celebrating our ISO27001 accreditation, we’re extremely proud of this achievement and wanted to share why ISO27001 is so important to us. We caught up with our co-founders, Stephen Franklyn, CEO and George Aitkenhead, CTO to find out why ISO27001 is essential to Lithium Systems.
“An IT Service Provider must have credibility and trustworthiness as key attributes. Given that we are providing services to clients in highly regulated industries such as financial, legal and medical, it is essential that we must achieve certain levels of compliance”.
“We’ve always put our clients at the heart of everything we do and having ISO27001 accreditation is a key part of our business ethic. Our clients want peace of mind that their business and data are in the very safest pair of hands and achieving ISO27001 highlights that. Having confidence in your IT Service Provider is essential to a mutually successful business partnership”.
“If we were unable to validate compliance, clients would simply go to an IT Service Provider who could. Having ISO27001 therefore immediately puts Lithium ahead of our competitors who don’t have the accreditation”.
“Achieving and maintaining ISO27001 provides essential organisational accreditation for us. It also highlights our credentials, expertise and suitability as a leading IT Service Provider and helps us to show clients and potential clients our proficiency”.
What is ISO27001?
ISO27001 is the only auditable international standard that defines the requirements of an information security management system (ISMS). An ISMS is a systematic approach for managing an organisation’s information security.
It’s a centrally managed framework that enables you to manage, monitor, review and improve your information security practices in one place.
It contains policies, procedures and controls that are designed to meet the three objectives of information security:
- Confidentiality: making sure data can only be accessed by authorised people.
- Integrity: keeping data accurate and complete.
- Availability: making sure data can be accessed when it’s required.
Since our products are built upon the principles within our ISMS, it’s imperative that we’re able to demonstrate that we have the best-practice information security processes in place too. ISO27001 certification proves this.
Benefits of having ISO27001
There are numerous benefits of having ISO27001. Setting aside the view that it provides us with a competitive advantage over our peers, it also shows that we take security and processes extremely seriously not only for our clients, but also for ourselves.
It’s so important that we have the very best-practice information security processes in place. ISO27001 certification proves this both internally and externally as a business. Definitely a case of do as we do!
Other benefits to having ISO27001 include:
- Avoid financial and reputational losses associated with data breaches
- Improve structure and focus
- Ensure compliance with business, legal, contractual and regulatory obligations
- Help to increase productivity
- Provide effective risk management
If you’d like more information on our ISO27001 accreditation and how working with an accredited IT Service Provider can benefit your business, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.