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When you’re searching for a new hosting provider, you’ll often see companies promoting themselves as an ISO 27001 data centre. So, why is it important that you ensure that you pick a hosting provider with these credentials?
The short answer is it identifies the risks and threats that affect your data confidentiality, integrity and availability.
What is ISO 27001?
Awarded by the International Organization for Standardization, ISO 27001 is the internationally recognised specification for information security and data management.
Established in 2013, it is a globally recognised framework that establishes, implements, maintains and improves the information security processes of organisations.
Why should you use an ISO 27001 hosting provider?
Your hosting provider is at the centre of all your online data management. Whether it is your data or the data of your customers’ it is your responsibility to make sure that your data is safe and secure.
Here are some reasons why using an ISO 27001 hosting provider will benefit your business:
They take safety and security seriously
Hosting providers who are willing to become ISO 27001 have already shown you that they are dedicated to keeping you safe and secure. To attain the certification companies have to demonstrate that they have an Information Security Management System in place and that they are capable of managing data safely.
Any hosting company certified has to undergo audits to prove that an Information Security Management System is in place. Unless you want to audit your hosting provider yourself, you should choose a hosting partner that was audited and certified by an independent third party.
Show your customers that you are serious about data security
Potential customers need to know if they should trust you with their data, so you need to earn their trust. By choosing an ISO 20071 hosting partner you can prove that you follow best practices and take every measure to keep your data secure.
Helps manage risk
It helps to identify vulnerabilities and threats to data in the network, allowing your hosting provider to manage information these risks. Having ISO 27001 shows that your hosting provider implements best-practice security controls.
Back-up plans in the event of a disaster
Having ISO 27001 demonstrates your hosting partner is ready for anything. To be certified policies must also be in place for the continuation of business if there is a data breach. So your business maintains the integrity of your information during the investigations.
To find out more about our certifications including ISO 27001 you can view them here: https://www.cwcs.co.uk/certification-and-awards/