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 that help you mitigate risks.
Our ISO 27001-certified solutions
Our information security management system (ISMS) is ISO 27001-certified. This means that both of our cloud-based solutions below are built on a platform that follows ISO best practices:
- Genetec Stratocast™, the cloud-based video monitoring system
- Genetec Clearance™, the digital evidence management system
With that in mind, customers can be sure that we have the right policies and procedures to manage sensitive data when they’re using our cloud solutions.
Want to learn more about our certifications? Visit our Trust Center.