Expansive Solutions has gained ISO 27001:2013. If you don’t already know, here’s what it means for Expansive FM and our partners.
What is ISO 27001:2013?
ISO 27001:2013 is the international standard that defines best practice for an Information Security Management System (ISMS). The standard takes a risk-based approach to data and cyber-security, requiring organisations to identify threats to their company and then adopt appropriate controls across their business to tackle them.
Why is ISO 27001 relevant to FM?
More and more FM data is being digitised, increasing the need for formal systems to safeguard confidential information. Companies need to know the HR records, contractual and financial information held by their FM teams are being stored in ways that keep them safe from data leaks and cyberattacks.
Wasn’t Expansive doing that already?
Of course, but ISO 27001 means we’ve been audited by the world’s leading independent auditing organisation. They’ve looked at our documentation, information systems and the way we work to confirm we’re meeting the highest standards in everything we do.
What are the key benefits of ISO 27001?
In gaining ISO 27001 we’ve demonstrated we’ve got a framework in place that will:
- Control the risk of security breaches
- Promote security awareness
- Prevent unnecessary system downtime
- Eliminate security loopholes
- Reduce the risk of cyber attacks
- Reduce human error
Whether we’re building and maintaining our own Expansive CAFM or integrating with our client's systems, our company-wide approach to security gives you complete confidence in our process, people and technology.
Protecting your data is at the heart of what we do
Data and information security is a hot topic in a world riven by evolving cyber threats. Preventing hacks is an ongoing headache for every organisation, and the penalties for data breaches are escalating. According to IBM, the global average total cost of a data breach increased to £3.93 million in 2022.
ISO 27001 gives our clients peace of mind that data is stored in compliance with GDPR in the EU and other regulations around the world.
As the nature and scope of threats to data continues to expand, ISO 27001:2013 ensures that organisations are continually reviewing and improving their procedures to align with current best practice.
Expansive’s CTO Joël Phillips is certain the ISO 27001 standard will add value to the company’s offering in the years to come:
I am incredibly proud of the hard work our team has put in to prepare for this accreditation. ISO 27001 not only validates our ISMS against the most recognised security standard in the world, but gives comfort that we will protect our platform and our customers from evolving cyber-threats in the future.”