At Lanrex, one of the four major pillars that our business was founded on is and will always be “Innovation and Security.” We want you to be able to leverage the full might of modern technology to your advantage, but we also believe that this shouldn’t open the door to unexpected and unnecessary risk at the same time.
This is a large part of why we’ve made it our mission to go above and beyond the call of duty, providing policies and systems for clients who need to be audit ready to be “double bolted” when it comes to data security. Lanrex’s ISO certification is just one of the many ways that we work to accomplish this goal.What Is ISO Certification?
ISO certification (and specifically ISO 27001) is an international standard that governs information security management systems and related security techniques. In essence, it’s a comprehensive program that looks at nearly everything a system administrator does with the IT infrastructure of an organisation.
ISO certification is about more than just gauging risk related to your mission-critical resources — it helps you understand more about things like the likelihood of an attack or failure, the impact of these types of situations and what you can do TODAY to prevent these types of issues from arising tomorrow and beyond.
Why ISO Certification Matters
ISO certification is essential because it, like the technology you’re already using, is adaptable to your specific business. No two businesses are using technology in quite the same way, as they all have different objectives and outcomes in mind.
ISO 27001 operates on the same basic principle. It doesn’t tell you precisely how you need to implement security in your organisation, because there is no “one size fits all” approach to this goal. Instead, it tells you what objectives you need to accomplish at the organisational level to achieve the level of security you need to operate without worry.
The fact that Lanrex has obtained ISO certification means that our systems, processes, services and documentation procedures include all the requirements set forth by ISO 27001. This in turn allows you to protect your employees, your clients and ultimately your entire business from virtual harm by way of a double-bolted approach to data security.
Why Cybersecurity Is Essential for Your Business
All of this leads into one of the most essential topics of all: cybersecurity in general. Set aside the fact that the average cost of a data breach continues to grow with each passing year. The odds of your organisation actually becoming the target of a data breach are increasing too — especially in 2017 alone.
- A particularly nasty strain of ransomware called Petya recently spread to computer servers across the globe, affecting countless businesses — including those based in Australia. In a ransomware attack, all the mission-critical data on your computer’s hard drives are encrypted by hackers and held hostage until you pay up.
- A similar attack called WannaCry happened earlier in 2017, which began in Europe and quickly spread to the rest of the world. WannaCry was particularly notable both due to the technique used to penetrate machines (it exploited a vulnerability in the Windows operating system) and the scope of the eventual damage. The WannaCry outbreak was only stopped largely on accident — leaving the door open for future attacks of this nature in the future.
This is the world we’re currently living in. Technology in general brings with it so many benefits that it isn’t necessarily possible to go without it, regardless of the type of business you’re running or even the industry you’re operating in.
You can’t entirely eliminate risk — to assume you can is proof that you’re playing a game you never really understood in the first place. Instead, steps like ISO certification go a long way towards understanding, preparing for, and mitigating that risk — minimising the potential damage as much as possible and guaranteeing that you’re as protected as you can be at all times.
Lanrex: A Partnership Built on Trust
At Lanrex, we understand just how important cybersecurity is to your business. Failing to take every available precaution isn’t just putting you at a competitive disadvantage in your marketplace — it’s also potentially opening the door for the type of breach or other disaster that even the strongest business may never recover from.
As a valued partner in the future of your organisation, ISO certification is just one of the many steps that we’ve taken to craft a relationship based on trust and confidence. Without these two core qualities, even the most robust array of services in the world wouldn’t matter as it could all come crashing down at a moment’s notice. This is one situation that we do NOT want to see you find yourself in.
If you still have any additional questions about Lanrex’s ISO certification, or if you’d like to sit down and speak to someone about your cybersecurity concerns in a little more detail, contact Lanrex today.