ISO 27001: What does it mean?

With security a growing concern for most businesses, we talk a lot about making sure any cloud provider you use is ISO 27001 compliant. But what exactly is ISO 27001 and what does it mean for your business?

What is ISO 27001?

ISO 27001 is an international standard that sets out the specification for a best-practice information security management system (ISMS).

An ISMS is a framework of policies and procedures that includes all the legal, physical and technical controls involved in an organisation’s information risk management processes.

An ISMS must support compliance with a host of laws, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the directive on security of network and information systems (NIS Directive).

What are the benefits of ISO 27001?

Compliance demonstrates that an organisation has defined and put in place best-practice information security processes.

For us here at Cloud Geeni, this means we can:

  • Reduce costs spent on haphazardly adding layers of defensive technology that might not work. We invest where you need it most
  • Meet our legal requirements with the key cybersecurity laws. This also means you also meet these requirements when you work with us
  • Meet increasingly strict client demands for greater data security. So you can be confident that your data is safe
  • Demonstrate that we have taken the necessary steps to protect our business and yours from the growing risk of cyber threats.

How to achieve ISO 27001 accreditation

To be awarded ISO 27001 a business has to appoint an accredited certification body to conduct an independent assessment of its information security management system.

ISO accredited data centres

Complying with an internationally recognised best practice framework, at Cloud Geeni our data centres are situated in the UK and are ISO 27001 certified. This ensures you are working with a trustworthy provider committed to safeguarding your data.

They are fitted with fire detection and suppression systems, temperature controlled to ensure optimum performance and protected by Iris recognition entry systems. They also have backup power supplies for independent running and robust encryption and all the latest security updates continually protecting your system.

Your files sit on a dedicated machine in a UK data centre, but they are also duplicated and backed up. So if a failure occurs, it’s never a problem. The backup will immediately cut across to its sibling, so there is no loss of service and no downtime. Moreover, your data is replicated in near real-time over at another data centre – at a separate location – in case of unexpected events such as floods and fires. Every night your data is backed up again, and you can decide how many of these daily backups to keep.

Where necessary, we’ll also meet any additional security standards specific to your sector. Also, if your employees are accessing data remotely, we can establish security measures such as two-factor authentication and the ability to strip mobile devices of all data quickly and easily if they are lost or stolen.

Together this all means that we make sure that your sensitive business data is protected at all times. Indeed, at Cloud Geeni we make security a top priority. Our Cloud Server services consistently achieve the highest level of data security and reliability, with best-in-class backup and recovery processes that eliminate downtime.

Talk to us to find out more about our stringent security processes.

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