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What is ISO 27001 - and why does it matter?
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Simon Kirrane
7th September, 2023

What is ISO 27001 - and why does it matter?

Being awarded this ISO standard is big news for companies like Kolekti - but what is ISO 27001, and why is it important?
With cybercrime on the rise, safeguarding sensitive information has never been more vital. But what is what is ISO 27001, and how does it fit in with information security standards?

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What is ISO 27001?

ISO 27001 (also known as ISO/IEC 27001:2013) is an international standard for Information Security Management Systems (ISMS). Meeting the criteria for this strict standard shows that a company is committed and able to manage information securely and safely.
ISO 27001 certification indicates a company's systematic approach to managing and protecting sensitive information based on industry best practices. The standard outlines the requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining, and continually improving ISMS.

To achieve ISO 27001, a company has to excel in all three areas of the CIA Triad. The CIA Triad is the backbone of information security management. Each letter stands for a different principle:

Confidentiality: Only people who should have access to information can access it.

Integrity: The data a company uses or stores is reliable, accurate, and not erased or damaged.

Availability: A company and its clients can access information whenever needed to fulfil business and customer needs.
A triangle split into three sections to represent each section of the CIA Triad
The CIA Triad is the foundation of information security best practice

Why does ISO 27001 matter?

As the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) itself puts it: "Certification to ISO 27001 is one way to demonstrate to stakeholders and customers that you are committed and able to manage information securely and safely."

There are other benefits, too:
  • Enhanced Security: By following the standard's guidelines, companies strengthen their information security measures. This reduces the risk of cyber attacks.
  • Customer Trust: Implementing ISO 27001 shows a commitment to safeguarding customer information. This earns customer trust and loyalty.
  • Internal Efficiency: Well-structured ISMS streamline internal processes. This improves efficiency and minimises disruptions caused by security incidents.

Why are we asking?

Why is Kolekti so focused on ISO 27001? As it happens, we've now achieved ISO 27001 certification! And as holders of this prestigious certification, we couldn't be more excited.

We take your information security seriously, and we always have. And because we're now ISO 27001 certified, you don't just have to take our word for it that:
  • We handle your data with the utmost care and protection.
  • We follow strict security controls to prevent unauthorised access.
  • We regularly review our processes to stay ahead of emerging security challenges.
  • We diligently meet legal and regulatory requirements regarding data security.

ISO 27001 guarantees that companies like Kolekti take their information security practices seriously. It requires a commitment to continuous improvement and maintenance.
This award isn't a one-off - it's one we must continually live up to. Our clients can rest easy knowing that your data is in safe hands.
Learn more about our dedication to unparalleled app security and view our ISO 27001 certificate: