Information security is increasingly important in the world today, with cyber-crime and data theft on the rise. Criminals are targeting company data for several reasons: money, contacts, proprietary information, etc. As such, information security must be ensured through proactive measures, and ISO 27001 is one such measure.
ISO 27001 is an Information Security Management System (ISMS) established by the International Standards Organization (ISO) that provides companies of all sizes with guidance on establishing, implementing, maintaining, and continuously improving an ISMS. This international standard is available to organizations globally.
The ISO 27001 standard is based on the three principles of information security, also known as the CIA triad:
Confidentiality – Only the right people can access information
Information Integrity – Data is reliably stored and maintained
Availability of Data – Information is only accessed and handled so that business purposes and customer expectations are satisfied
When a company implements an ISO 27001 program, you:
Reduce vulnerability to cyber-attacks
Identify and respond to potential security risks
Prepare people, processes, and technology to face technology-based risks
Secure information in all forms
Ensure data integrity, confidentiality and availability
Secure information in a centrally managed framework
Provide organization-wide protection
Certification to ISO 27001 requires:
Building an ISMS, compliant with the 114 identified controls
Conducting a risk assessment and creating risk treatment strategies
Implementing compliant processes and controls
An audit completed by an ISO-accredited certification body
Regular, documented monitoring of the ISO 27001 program
Sprout is proud to have all our ITAD processing facilities certified to the ISO 27001 standard, keeping our clients’ sensitive data secure from potentially falling into the wrong hands. Reach out today to learn more about how Sprout manages data-bearing equipment from end to end and receive a no-obligation evaluation of your current (or aspirational) IT asset retirement process.