On its journey to excellence, SternX Technology has achieved yet another milestone, and we are thrilled to share it with you.
SternX was bestowed the ISO 27001 certification – an internationally recognized standard, demonstrating dedication to the highest level of information security management. A significant leap forward in organizational excellence, the accomplishment brings with it several opportunities and perks for the company’s customers, partners, and employees.
So, what exactly is ISO 27001, and why is it so important?
Understanding ISO 27001
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is an independent, non-government organization responsible for establishing global standards across diverse industries to ensure quality, safety, and efficiency.
ISO 27001, a part of ISO’s extensive repertoire of standards, specifically addresses Information Security Management Systems (ISMS).
It also provides a framework for managing and securing company and customer information through a set of policies and procedures, including legal, physical, and technical controls. ISO 27001 is not just about IT security, but information security in the broader sense as it deals with people, processes and IT systems, while recognizing the interdependence of these components.
The Road to ISO 27001 Certification
A testament to SternX’s dedication and commitment to its stakeholders, we are proud to be conferred with the prestigious ISO 27001 certification, which is handed over only after a rigorous process, involving internal and external audits, vulnerability assessments, and a complete overhaul of an organization’s information security landscape.
Our journey to certification began with a comprehensive risk assessment to identify key areas of business operations where information security was vulnerable and could be breached. Following this, we developed an ISMS, specific to our business needs, covering areas such as asset management, access control, cryptography, physical security, and compliance. This step would have been futile without the involvement of our employees, who actively participated in the training programs to familiarize themselves with the new systems and protocols.
Thereafter, an independent, external audit was performed by a certification body to evaluate our ISMS and ensure it adhered to the high standards set by ISO 27001. The certification body also examined the documentation and confirmed whether we were actively living the ISMS in practice.
ISO 27001 and SternX’s Stakeholders
Earning ISO 27001 certification is a landmark achievement that brings numerous benefits for SternX’s stakeholders. These include:
Customers: Our customers can now trust the integrity of our systems even more. They can be assured that their personal, sensitive data is managed in line with international best practices, minimizing risks of data breaches and other security threats.
Employees: With an ISO 27001-certified ISMS, our employees have clear guidance on policies and procedures, creating a safer and more structured working environment. The certification process also boosted their knowledge about information security, empowering them to better handle information and mitigate security risks in their roles.
Partners: Our business partners can rely on our ability to handle information securely, reducing potential risks that can impact their operations. ISO 27001 certification also streamlines compliance with regulations and standards, which is a boon for partners that require strict security controls.
Investors: For our investors, the ISO 27001 certification demonstrates our commitment to robust risk management and continuous improvement, increasing their confidence in our operational stability and longevity.
As we celebrate this notable achievement, we want to assure our stakeholders that this is only the beginning of a glorious journey for SternX. It is a step towards our continuous commitment to information security, operational excellence, and most importantly, our unwavering commitment to you.