Data and information security are top priorities in today’s digital world. That’s why ICPlan is proud to announce that we have achieved ISO 27001:2013 certification. Receiving this internationally recognized standard demonstrates our continued commitment to privacy, information and data security as well as ensuring we comply with international best practices.
Much information passes back and forth across the Internet daily. With evolving technology that provides all of us with convenience and ease-of-use comes many different threats to the security and privacy of our most critical and important data. We recognise this as well as our clients’ need for reassurance that what is shared with us, stays with us. This certification is confirmation that we adhere to the best practices in information security management.
What is ISO 27001:2013 Certification?
Put simply ISO 27001 is a framework for managing information security. It is the globally recognized standard for the management of risks to the security of information held by a company. It was established not just to provide companies with the reassurance that everything with regard to their data is safe and secure. The processes by which a company like ours achieves certification also helps us to uncover any flaws in our protocols and aids us in ensuring that the systems and processes we have in place are world-class.
More than that, it means that we are well-equipped to assess and manage risks as they develop. As part of the long process of accreditation for ISO 27001:2013—the latest version of the certification—we underwent an extensive audit of not just our infrastructure, but our software design and development practices as well.
Our policies and procedures were also carefully scrutinized. These include our data and privacy policies as well as those concerning customers and third parties. All of this was done to ensure that they meet the highest standards set for information security. Just as important as all these was the review of our security and risk management protocols. Beyond just our systems and policies, our personnel were also trained in the proper implementation of these protocols.
What does ISO 27001:2013 mean for our customers?
What this certification means is that every time our customers work with us, whether it’s using our platform to plan and manage communications or in a consultancy capacity, you can do so with peace of mind that your information assets are secure. You can be confident that any data and information given to us is safe. It also means that we have procedures in place to ensure it remains that way.
This certification also showcases, from an Information Security point of view, that we comply with international best practices and reinforces our focus on maintaining industry-leading security programs and practices.
If you’d like to see our ISO 27001 certificate, you can do so here.