Quixy ISO 27001
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We discuss why the ISO 27001 Certification is extremely important for digital vendors and the various audit controls it evaluates to ensure compliance. 

As a leading Business Process Management (BPM) and Application Platform-as-a-Service (aPaaS) provider, Quixy enables businesses to design, develop, deploy, and manage enterprise-grade applications. Security is the highest priority for us at Quixy, with a strict no-compromise policy being adhered to at each and every step. Starting with the choice of cloud infrastructure that hosts the platform, the platform per se, and the ready-to-use applications designed on the platform – all of these three crucial aspects necessarily meet the highest security standards.

In addition to the System and Organization Controls 2, Type 2 (SOC 2 Type 2) Compliance Certification, Quixy also holds the ISO 27001 certification

So what exactly does this mean?

The ISO 27001 certification is an international standard on Information Security Management Systems (ISMS). This certification is a leading global standard based on information security. It is conferred by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), in collaboration with the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). Both of them are leading international organizations, and they work to define international standards. 

As mentioned in its documentation, ISO 27001 was developed to “provide a model for establishing, implementing, operating, monitoring, reviewing, maintaining and improving an information security management system.”

This certification is very important for digital vendors in today’s age. As more and more organizations are depending upon the internet and digital networks to carry out their processes, an increased significance is given to the technology portions of the ISO standards. Quixy being certified as an ISO 27001 organization goes on to reflect our ongoing commitment towards security and credibility. In order to better understand the features of this certification, let’s take a look at the ISO 27001 Audit Controls.

Also read: What does it mean to achieve the SOC 2 Type 2 Compliance Certification?

ISO 27001 Audit Controls

ISO 27001 Audit Controls

1. Information Security Policies

This covers the method in which policies should be written in the ISMS and how it is reviewed for compliance. Auditors verify these procedures on a regular basis. 

2. Organization of Information Security

This control elaborates on the specific parts of an organization and their specific tasks. Auditors look for a clear organizational chart that strictly points out the high-level responsibilities of each role.

3. Human Resource Security

This contains procedures on how workers need to be educated about cybersecurity when they join, leave or switch positions in the organization. Auditors are stringent to ensure that there are well-defined measures for information security when it comes to onboarding and offboarding. 

4. Asset Management

Here, the processes deployed for the management, protection, and securing of data assets are covered. Auditors review how the respective organizations keep a tab on their hardware, software, and databases. These are expected to match the highest standards of data security and integrity.

5. Access Control

This control gives guidance about the way in which employee access should be granted for different types of data. The objective is to limit any unnecessary access that might lead to breaches and to grant data access only if relevant. Auditors demand an in-depth report on access privileges and maintenance responsibilities. 

6. Cryptography

This audit control encompasses the best global practices in encryption. Auditors review the various parts of the system that deal with sensitive data and the type of encryption used by them (DES/ RSA/ AES). 

7. Physical and Environmental Security

Here, the procedure for ensuring the safety and security of physical infrastructure and internal equipment is described. The possible vulnerabilities on the physical site, access, and permission to offices, etc. are reviewed by auditors.  

8. Operations Security

The operations security audit control describes the method for the secure storage and collection of data, driven by the provisions in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), introduced in 2018.  ISO 27001 auditors check various data flows and evaluate how and where information is stored. 

Also read: 4 Reasons why your Digital Vendors needs Penetration Testing

9. Communications Security

Here the security of every transmission that takes place inside an organization’s network is evaluated. An overview of communication systems and their security is critiqued by the auditors. This is done to ensure that any proprietary information that is communicated inside an organization does not find its way into the wrong hands. 

10. System Acquisition, Development, and Maintenance

This audit control outlines the procedure for system management in an environment that’s safe and secure. Evidence needs to be presented to the ISO 27001 auditors that any new system introduced in the organizations fulfills the benchmark of high standards of security.  

11. Supplier Relationships

This describes the procedure of collaborating and communicating with third parties to ensure maximum security. Contracts with external entities are reviewed to ensure that there are no threats to sensitive data. 

12. Information Security Incident Management

In case of any security issues, this audit control outlines the procedure to handle them with the best response. Often drills are run for the auditors to evaluate how such a crisis is handled by the organization.

13. Information Security Aspects of Business Continuity Management

This covers the way in which major business disruptions and significant changes need to be handled. Auditors evaluate this check by creating scenarios of various hypothetical disruptions and then demand answers on how the ISMS would deal with them. 

14. Compliance

The regulations defined by the government and various authorities that are relevant to the organization are taken into consideration here. Auditors check for full compliance and adherence to these rules and regulations. 

As it can be clearly observed, the ISO 27001 certification ensures that no stone is left unturned when it comes to ensuring the absolute security of an ISMS. With this certification, it is a given that Quixy is a step ahead in protecting valuable information and in safeguarding client data so that they are worry-free when it comes to data security. 

At Quixy, data security has always been a priority and it always will be. Our certifications, in addition to our happy and satisfied clientele, act as a testament to this fact. In a world where cybercrime and data breaches are on the rise, you can rest assured that your data with Quixy is as safe and secure as possible, a claim that is backed by international certifications. 

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