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March 15, 2023 |

Why we’re ISO 27001 certified (and why that matters to you)

As a cybersecurity company, we are deeply committed to the highest levels of security standards for our partners, our clients, and ourselves. Businesses around the world depend on us to protect them against cyber threats, and an integral part of that is having stringent security protections that keep us and our data safe as well.

While routine internal audits are a critical part of measuring and improving your security efforts, nothing quite compares to having an objective third-party assess and validate your efforts. Bringing in an unbiased firm to evaluate your security controls, identify risks, and suggest improvements puts your security to the ultimate test.

This is why it’s so important, especially for cybersecurity companies like us, to be ISO 27001 certified.

What is ISO 27001?

ISO 27001 is one of the world's best-known standards for information security. Originally published in 2005, it sets a global standard for how organizations should establish, organize, maintain, and continually improve their information security systems.

Obtaining your ISO 27001 certification can be laborious and time-consuming, but it is worthwhile as the process helps to:

  • Secure data in all its forms—physical, cloud-based, and digital
  • Minimize risk and improving resilience against cyber attacks
  • Ensure organization-wide protection against technology-based risks
  • Protect the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of data

“At Field Effect, we have prioritized being a secure organization since day one. This is something our employees, customers, and partners know well—but having a reputable third-party audit and validate our security efforts is critical when it comes to walking the walk.”

- Matt Holland, Field Effect co-founder and CEO

Is ISO 27001 certification mandatory?

The ISO 27001 certification is still voluntary, but more businesses than ever are choosing to become certified. According to the ISO Survey 2021, the number of certificates worldwide grew 19% year over year.  

While it may not be a legal requirement, ISO 27001 offers a number of other benefits. The auditing process can help businesses comply with various data protection laws, expose security gaps that may increase cyber risk, and demonstrate the company’s commitment to security.

It also proves that the company has gone to great lengths to secure critical data, which is why so many Fortune 500 enterprises and those in sensitive industries—telecommunications, finance, and IT—strive for ISO 27001 certification.

The ISO 27001 process

Becoming ISO 27001 certified isn’t for the faint of heart. The process is notoriously challenging and rigorous. It evaluates not only the systems and policies in place to uphold data security, but also employee awareness about internal security processes.

The ISO 27001 auditors look at multiple areas of the business, including how you:

  • Ensure quality and security during product development
  • Assess and mitigate risks to information security
  • Verify physical and network security controls

“When a company seeks to achieve ISO 27001 certification, it’s a company-wide effort that doesn’t end once you receive your official certification. We take security seriously at Field Effect—baking it into our policies, culture, and day-to-day operations. Our ISO 27001 certification further proves it.”

- Matt Lewis, Field Effect Senior Security Analyst and ISO 27001 expert

Why ISO 27001 matters to you

In cybersecurity, we believe ISO 27001 certification is table stakes.

Businesses deserve the peace of mind that comes from having powerful cybersecurity solutions delivered by a company that has definitively proven its commitment to strong security. 

As an ISO 27001 certified company, we’re proud to give our clients and partners that. 

To learn more about our ISO 27001 certification and other compliance efforts, visit the Field Effect Trust Center