Cybersecurity breaches have become common place headlining our news; even the highest profile of brand names is not immune, most recently witnessed with the massive data breach involving 500 million Facebook users’ personal information1. The reality is your information security posture is only as strong as your weakest link.
With remote working arrangements becoming the standard, hackers continue to find new and sophisticated ways in accessing vulnerabilities and causing major business disruption. The complex nature surrounding secure delivery of data and applications can be a minefield, and over the past 12 months many organisations have discovered the benefits of partnering with a Managed Services Provider (MSP).
Selecting the right provider who follows a robust security program can be a critical commercial decision, after all, your MSP will have access to highly sensitive company data from intellectual property, to financials and employee information. It’s imperative in today’s landscape that your provider follows strict Information Security Management System (ISMS) governance to minimise your risk and ensure business continuity by pro-actively limiting the impact of a security breach.
ISO 27001, formally known as ISO/IEC 27001:2013 ISMS is a gold standard for cybersecurity frameworks. It is vendor-neutral, technology agnostic, nonaligned with a specific industry sector, and therefore, provides an excellent framework for establishing, implementing, maintaining and continually improving information security program for any organisation.
Why select an ISO 27001 accredited MSP?
Partnership with ISO 27001 accredited MSP ensures that your information is stored and processed in a risk-managed environment using the best practices. When you choose an ISO 27001 accredited IT services provider as your MSP, you eliminate uncertainty about how your data is being stored and managed. ISO 27001 accreditation requires organisations to go through a rigorous external third-party audit of the entire security program followed by two yearly surveillance audits. To stay compliant, organisations must recertify every three years. When you partner with an MSP with the accreditation, you get a slew of advantages:
- Confidentiality through protection from unauthorised access and disclosure.
- Integrity by ensuring data has not been altered without approval.
- Availability and prevention of disastrous events that can put your organisation data at risk.
Cybersecurity threats and online crimes are constantly evolving. The major benefit of working with an ISO 27001 certified MSP is that you are assured of an independently third party audited accreditation.
At blueAPACHE, we are committed to information security; continually improving our security program to challenge the current and upcoming threats. Our security program goes beyond our ISO 27001 security certifications; we invest in security so that our clients have secure and efficient access to their systems wherever they are, all the time. This enables our clients to achieve success, be agile and dynamic and support their client communities.
blueAPACHE is a proud supporter of this week’s Privacy Awareness Week (PAW), an annual online event run by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) highlighting the importance of securing personal information.
1Paul Haskell-Dowland, The Conversation, 2021 – Available at: https://theconversation.com/facebook-data-breach-what-happened-and-why-its-hard-to-know-if-your-data-was-leaked-158417