The world around us is transitioning into the digital age, and with recent events like the Yahoo hacks, data security has become something of a hot topic. Many HR departments have chosen to unshackle themselves from the tedious nature of paperwork by following the move online, but with the sheer amount of sensitive data stored on HR systems, taking a disciplined approach to information security needs to be at the core of every business.
In a proactive measure to address information security, we announced our journey towards the ISO 27001 certification back in January of 2016. This certification is a means to ensure all our information security processes are kept up to the highest of international standards.
It now gives us great pleasure to officially announce we’re ISO 27001 certified.
What is ISO?
ISO are an independent, non-governmental international organisation with a membership of 163 national standards bodies. Through its members, it brings together experts to share knowledge and develop international standards for a range of industries.
ISO 27001 was developed as the international information security standard for SaaS (software as a Service) companies. As stated in the official documentation, it aims to provide ‘a model for establishing, implementing, operating, monitoring, reviewing, maintaining and improving an information security management system.’
Why Did We Do It?
We want our customers to feel confident in the fact that their information is kept safe. We take information security seriously, and by attaining the ISO 27001 certification we ensure tailored strategies are put in place, including:
- Access control policies
- Information classification and handling policies
- Physical and environmental security policy
What It Means For You?
When moving data into a SaaS platform that has been ISO 27001 certified, you can rest easy knowing that your sensitive data is being securely stored and protected. Now that we are certified, regular measures are being taken to ensure that systems containing private information are meeting the highest level of international quality standards.
If you are an HROnboard customer, the implementation of ISO 27001 standards will have no impact in the way you use our onboarding software. Also, you will have the same access to your information as you’ve always had.
What will change is the way we assess, monitor and improve our information security processes, meaning the HROnboard community can be assured we are following internationally recognised security standards.