The constant strive for excellence is a huge priority for any business. It’s no secret that being able to deliver consistent high-quality services and products to customers and clients is one of the most effective strategies for trust, loyalty, and growth. Achieving business excellence consists of a diverse range of different factors, but a huge part of it is being able to provide positive experiences, interactions, and peace of mind to the people and organisations that engage with your business.
Our own business practises are no exception. At PureNet, we want to be able to give everyone we work with the confidence that we can not only achieve their goals and expectations, but that we can exceed them. That’s why we’ve worked hard towards attaining ISO 27001 and ISO 9001 accreditation for our own organisation, which we can now gladly announce that we’ve achieved.
What is ISO 27001?
ISO 27001 is a standard jointly published by the International Organization for Standardisation and the International Electrotechnical Commission. It specifies standards and requirements for the handling of information security management systems (ISMS). ISO 27001 is the leading international standard focused on information security and is built around a framework that enables organisations to protect information of the business and their customers/clients in an effective, systematic manner. This is done through an ISMS.
The three ISMS security objectives, consisting of confidentiality, integrity, and availability, are achieved through a standardised set of rules that an organisation must follow to attain ISO 27001 certification. These rules include:
- Identifying stakeholder expectations of the business’ information security
- Identifying risks for the information
- Defining controls and preventative methods for meeting expectations and handling risks
- Setting clear information security objectives
- Implementation of the controls and risk mitigation methods
- Continuous measurement of the performance of the controls, and continuous improvement of the ISMS
There are a vast array of clauses and specific requirements in order to obtain ISO 27001 certification, and the entire certification process is complex and lengthy, making it a very difficult ISO certification to achieve.
What is ISO 9001?
ISO 9001 is the international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system (QMS). A quality management system is a formalised system that documents processes, procedures, and responsibilities for achieving quality policies and objectives. This certification shows that the business with ISO 9001 accreditation has created, implemented, and maintained a QMS that’s based on the seven quality management principles, as outlined in the standard:
- Customer focus
- Leadership importance of top management
- Engagement of people
- The process approach
- Evidence-based decision making
- Relationship management
Certification is a lengthy process following the QMS creation as well as internal and external audits. Certification can only be given after the second stage of the external audit.
The benefits that our ISO accreditations provide for your business
Following the significant amount of work we’ve put into achieving both ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 certification, it’s safe to say that we’re incredibly excited to have received both accolades. They are notoriously difficult to acquire, and they allow us to provide peace of mind to our current and future clients that we are dedicated to following the best practises of information security and that their information will remain securely protected.
PureNet’s ISO 27001 and ISO 9001 accreditations provide a wealth of benefits both to the way we operate, and to the businesses we work with:
- You can be assured of the quality of security of your information when working with us
When it comes to guaranteeing the safety and security of your businesses information whilst working with external organisations, ISO 27001 certification is a key indicator that you’re working with an organisation who holds your protection as a top priority. A rigid framework is in place in order to achieve and maintain ISO 27001 accreditation, and this framework is constantly subjected to quality checks. This means you can be confident in the organisation’s abilities to keep your information secure at all times.
- You’re working with a business that complies with business, legal, contractual, and regulatory requirements
Compliance with various requirements is vital when it comes to information security. When working with an ISO 27001 certified business, you can rest assured that the organisation has adequate and proportionate security controls in place that are designed to keep your information safe whilst being in line with the ever-evolving and strict regulatory requirements surrounding information security. These include things such as GDPR and NIS regulations.
- Your business can take advantage of working with an organisation with improved structure and focus
ISO 27001 and ISO 9001 certified organisations have dedicated a considerable amount of time and effort to creating efficient, effective systems, including clear responsibilities and processes, that enable them to provide a more structured and streamlined operation when it comes to managing information risks. This in turn results in increased productivity with no duplication of effort thanks to clearly laid out responsibilities, enhanced decision-making, and reduced costs.
- Your information is significantly less susceptible to successful cyber attacks
Cybercrime is a tremendous danger in the digital world, and its prevalence continues to grow by the day. Without proper protection, control and mitigation processes in place, your information is at risk. With an ISO 27001 certified organisation however, data and information processing boasts an incredibly strong level of protection against cyber-attacks. ISO 27001 certification means data receives higher levels of protection with consistent quality checks.
You can put your trust in us
Achieving ISO 27001 and ISO 9001 accreditation is a huge feat for us here at PureNet. We’ve worked tirelessly to attain our certification in both standards, and we’re proud to be able to offer our existing and future clients the confidence that we not only provide an outstanding level of service in every project that we undertake, but also that we can assure complete protection for the information and data we handle.
Interested in seeing what we can do for your business? Get in touch with us today.