What Does ISO27001 Accreditation Say about Your Managed Services Provider?
Managed services credentials
The world is full of meanings, some explicit and some more subtle. In the language of business, there is a need to project a sense of credibility and trustworthiness. Just like qualifications and certifications are important in establishing the credentials of individuals, organisational accreditation is essential for determining the bona fides of a technology services provider.
The market for cloud-services has boomed in recent years. Technology and know-how have mushroomed, leading to the widespread proliferation of managed service providers. Onboard such ‘bandwagons’, not all businesses are equal or honest about their credentials.
When it comes to managed services, describing those that lack certifications, resources and capabilities as ‘cowboy’ operators might be overstating the case. However, the gaps that may exist in the solutions they provide may be cause for uncertainty, where you thought there was rock-solid assurance.
ISO27001 and your data
Remote data storage and hosting is a key aspect of many managed services solutions. Whether it is storing ‘live’ data in the cloud, or information for archive and backup/DR purposes, it is essential that every organisation understands how a service provider treats your data.
ISO/IEC 27001 is a specification for an information security management system (ISMS). The standard is published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).
Service providers meeting the standard need to successfully complete a formal compliance audit and be certified compliant by an independent and accredited certification body. Consequently, any service provider managing client data in accordance with ISO27001 is likely to be highly trustworthy.
The most recent iteration of the standard, ISO/IEC 27001:2013, takes into account that some service providers may deliver solutions in the partnership or through subcontracting some elements. The standard now ensures all third-party suppliers care in keeping with the standard.
So, what does ISO27001 accreditation say about Serviced Cloud?
So just what, exactly, does ISO27001 accreditation say about our managed services solutions?
The key meaning enshrined within accreditation to ISO27001 is that it demonstrates our commitment to looking after data in line with IT security best practices.
With elements such as physical as well as digital security buttoned-down, you can be sure that we store and manage your business data so that loss is prevented and privacy and confidentiality are respected at all times.
When you choose ISO27001 accredited Serviced Cloud as your managed services provider you eliminate uncertainty about where your data is being stored and how it is managed. Enjoy the confidence that your business information is handled securely. Contact us today to find out how more about how we help businesses to exploit cloud technology while mitigating risk.
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