Should ISO 27001 impact your choice in security solutions?

August 23, 2018

When people are searching for the right physical security solution, they usually have a long list of requirements they’re looking to check off. Open architecture? Check! Works with existing devices? Check! Integrates with current infrastructure? Check! And so on and so on. Maybe you even have a similar list. If you do, where does data security fit in? Have you considered looking for ISO 27001 certified products? Maybe you should add it to your list.

What is ISO 27001?

ISO 27001 is an information security standard. It specifies best practices for an information security management system (ISMS), published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The ISMS provides a framework of policies and risk management procedures that help keep sensitive information secure. Although an ISMS speaks of ‘systems’, the principles are not limited to technology. People and processes play an equally important role in securing business information under ISO 27001.

What you should know about ISO 27001

The certification was developed to provide a model for establishing processes and guidelines to better manage the security of data and assets such as financial information, intellectual property, employee details or information entrusted by third parties. In fact, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other reputable industry bodies encourage the use of certification schemes such as ISO 27001.

When a solution is certified ISO 27001, this tells you that the vendor does the following:

  • Regularly conducts audits and tests for information security risks and threats, while addressing their potential impact
  • Designs and implements solutions with built-in security controls and other defense measures
  • Follows a strict data security management process to ensure security policies and processes continue to meet evolving needs

ISO 27001-certified security solutions will not guarantee immunity from cyber threats. But it does build trust, ensuring that the vendor is using international best practices which help you mitigate risks. 

Our ISO 27001-certified solutions

At Genetec, we have two solutions that have been certified ISO 27001:

Both solutions have been successfully audited by an accredited certification body. While these products are both officially ISO 27001-certified, we believe in taking a pro-active approach to managing risks when developing all of our products. It’s that simple.

Want to learn more about our certifications? Visit our Trust Center.

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