Safeguarding Global Mobility: A Focus on Security and Compliance

In a world where interconnected computer networks drive global economies, security is paramount. Without a focus on information security, these networks, and the data they carry are vulnerable to threats and malicious attacks. The challenges of information security impact every business. It is imperative to have a comprehensive plan and systematic approach to ensure the integrity of information systems and data assets.

One way to demonstrate your commitment to quality, security and compliance is by obtaining ISO 27001 certification. ISO (International Organization for Standardization) certification is a globally recognized standard that sets the benchmark for quality management systems across various industries. More importantly this certification must be from an accredited organization such as the British Standards Institution (BSI). The level of effort to obtain this certification requires a company-wide top down commitment and philosophy that can take a year or more to complete. Servicengine obtained its ISO 27001:2013 certification in 2018 and has maintained it since through a required stringent annual audit process.

Here’s why ISO 27001 certification is so important, focusing on key areas like product architecture and design, information security management, data protection and legal and regulatory compliance.

  • Information Security Management:

With the increasing threat of cyber-attacks and data breaches, information security management has become a top priority for businesses. ISO 27001 certification helps organizations establish and maintain an effective information security management system (ISMS). This includes identifying security risks, implementing controls to mitigate these risks, and regularly reviewing and improving security measures. ISO 27001 certification demonstrates to customers, partners, and interested parties that your organization is committed to protecting your information assets and ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data.

  • Product Architecture and Design:

ISO 27001 certification also emphasizes the importance of secure and robust product architecture and design processes. By following ISO guidelines for development standards and secure engineering principles, businesses can ensure their product design is to the highest industry standards for the prevention and detection of vulnerabilities and to protect customer data. This can lead to increased customer satisfaction, reduced costs, and improved marked competitiveness.

  • Data Protection and Information Privacy:

Data protection and information privacy are critical considerations for businesses, particularly with the introduction of regulations like the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). The ISO 27001 standard provides a framework for organizations to manage data protection and privacy risks effectively. It helps businesses implement policies and procedures to ensure compliance with GDPR and other data protection laws, reducing the risk of data breaches and potential fines.

In conclusion, ISO 27001 certification is crucial for businesses looking to enhance their product design and security, to protect their information assets, to ensure data privacy and enforce access controls, and to comply with legal and regulatory requirements. It demonstrates a commitment to excellence and provides a competitive advantage in today’s challenging business environment.

About Ken Gallo

Ken Gallo is a Technology and Product Development executive with a successful track record that spans over 25 years of systems architecture, design and software development for Relocation, HCM and Real Estate Services, including his last 15 with Servicengine as one of the founding members. As a Management Consultant for Cendant/PHH Corporation, he managed and was involved in numerous projects related to Business Process Re-Engineering, Strategic Technology Research, Systems Integration, Data Warehousing, Analytics and Change Management.

During his tenure at PHH Relocation, Ken was also responsible for Technical and Marketing Account Management functions that encompassed multiple revenue based Vendor applications involving a high volume of remote users and transactions. Additionally, he has extensive experience in Sale Force automation systems implementation in varying industries and in production database management for a large scale multinational pharmaceutical company.

Ken is a graduate of Pace University with a BA in Management Information Systems.

He also enjoys fishing, golfing and skiing with his family and friends.

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