ISO 27001 is the latest tool at the inspector’s disposal for management of information security and inspection within safe storage of sensitive data.
The International Organization for Standards (ISO) has once again set the bar high in providing guidelines for businesses and organisations to monitor what protective measures they have for their information. In order to address global information security challenges and improve the digital trust that is held across supply chains, it’s important that businesses and organisations have an adequate level of cybersecurity. ISO 27001 becomes the latest standard in the industry, guiding businesses and organisations in managing their information assets, operations, and facilities. In an increasingly digital world, it is of paramount importance that a diverse range of technologies can be managed in adequate ways.
Management of information within a business or organisation can mean multiple things. There are numerous facets to cybersecurity, alongside the many different ways that security around facilities that store information is managed. Warehouses with servers, facilities containing private and confidential data or simply cloud hosted portals of reports; all these are at risk when not managed effectively. As most businesses and organisations will store some form of data in some way, as well as having vested interests in maintaining company secrets confidential, cybersecurity and secure facility management is an underlying interest of many. Whether you are in charge of a server room, or simply want to ensure that all your company data is stored on a safe solution, you need to consider what digital tools you are using.
Paperless inspection tools and management solutions are widely available in today’s world, with there being a wide host to choose from. What standards such as ISO 27001 will note is that it is important to consider how data is managed and stored so that the informational assets stay private to your business or organisation. This is why companies across several sectors are choosing to integrate their business operations and organisational structure within computerised maintenance management solutions (CMMS), in order to effectively and securely, manage their data. In an age where Big Data is king, and analytics the golden indicator of performance – it’s very important to be able to effectively access and manage this in an efficient but secure manner. Equally significant is the ability to know that this is being hosted in a safe place, whether that’s an in-house server or via a cloud solution. This is where the flexibility of a CMMS can come in. When you are looking to host an inspection package, work-order scheduling system or simple data storage solution, it’s beneficial to have a customisation ability and know what you are getting.