The importance of an information security management system (ISMS) is currently growing enormously in many companies. It is obvious to have this certified according to ISO/IEC 27001. But what is the real benefit?
As part of the QI-FoKuS (Quality infrastructure research for conformity assessment and safety) initiative, the Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (Eng.: German Federal Office for Materials Research and Testing) surveyed cross-sector German companies that are already certified to the ISO/IEC 27001 standard for information security about their experiences and benefits from management systems.
The most important result: companies benefit first and foremost from a significantly increased awareness among employees of the relevance of information security. The result is not a short-term increase in sales or cost reduction, but a strategic and sustainable increase in value through a reduction in risks & possible consequences in the event of security incidents.
REISSWOLF also participated in the study. Since October 2017, we have been certified according to ISO/IEC 27001 for information security and already since January 1996 according to ISO 9001 for quality management system. Compliance with and verification of the highest security standards applicable at our company, are an integral part of our services, as we have been working with personal and particularly sensitive data on a daily base for years. The addition to ISO/IEC 27001, ISO 27701, is already in the starting blocks and so are we. It not only includes guidelines for handling personal data, but also serves to demonstrate compliance with global data protection regulations. An important step on the way to a GDPR certificate ...
As soon as it is possible, we will have ourselves certified according to ISO 27701 in order to continue to guarantee you the best possible and complete protection of your data.