In the past decade, there has been a growing number of reported cases of cyberattacks which have led to the loss of data and disruptions of business operations. Companies in different sectors have ended up paying lots of cash to repair the damage and recover lost data, while some attacks have led to irreparable consequences.
SaaS and information technology organizations have also fallen victim to phishing, malware and other potentially catastrophic threats. If your business is in this sector, it is crucial that you are aware of the risks.
Every day, tech companies launch revolutionary products into the market. Despite the growing popularity of these software-as-a-service deployments, security remains a critical hurdle that prevents prospects and clients from adopting them.
In today’s world, cybersecurity is no longer an option, or a unique selling point. Your business must demonstrate the company's commitment to keeping your client and prospects' data secure. They must be aware that you operate your SaaS offering reliably and in a highly secure manner.
ISO 27001 certification is the standard for information security that is globally accepted. It shows that the company focuses on achieving all cybersecurity best practices. If your tech company hasn't acquired this certification yet, then your likelihood of attracting security-conscious prospects is low. What's more, you are likely to experience higher attrition among your current customers.
Here are the ISO 27001 best practices for SaaS and information technology providers, summarized in three fundamental approaches:
The growing need for digital solutions for all business functions created the need for technology-related security standards. As such, this certification was established to offer the right guidance for businesses to protect their data and that of their clients.
Here's why companies in the SaaS and information technology sector should consider ISO 27001 Certification for their resources:
An ISO 27001 risk assessment will aid your company's objective of identifying, analyzing, and evaluation of weaknesses in your information security systems and approaches. Here are the key benefits that you'll get when you let GreyCastle Security conduct a risk assessment for your SaaS or tech company:
Business offering SaaS and information technology solutions are among the most likely targets for cyberattack threats. Considering the nature of your operations, you must make information security a top security consideration.
But, it can be hard to get it right when you also have other business obligations to take care of. From boosting your customer satisfaction and retention to generating lead conversions to handling the company accounting books, there's no limit to the number of tasks that may take your entire time. Hiring an internal expert to help with the process means an extra expense, and they may also lack the appropriate skill or resources for exhaustive work.
GreyCastle Security comes through as a reliable service for all your needs in terms of ISO 27001 risk assessments. We'll relieve you from the hard job of keeping your client and business data safe, and provide advanced solutions to counter the constantly evolving cybersecurity threats.
We offer tailored ISO 27001 assessments for information technology providers and other specialized industries as well. Our inspections ensure that you are compliant with the available national and international regulations, and you'll also benefit significantly from our valuable insights and apt guidance.
Whether you are a tech company, a healthcare organization, teaching facility, HIPAA covered entity, or a business associate, we can help you assess your system for risks and potential threats.
Contact us today for a customized ISO 27001 risk assessment for your tech company. If you require more guidelines on ISO 27001 certification specific to the SaaS and information technology sector, be sure to download our whitepaper!