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Axiomatics is 27001 certified, but what does that mean?

Why is it important for an organization to achieve certification? What does it mean for customers and partners?

Often, when coming across the term “International Organization for Standardization (ISO)”, it’s in connection to an organization being “ISO certified”.

But, what does that mean?

How does an organization get certified and why is it important for them to do so?

What does it mean for potential customers and partners?

As simple as ABC

We’ve established what the ISO acronym stands for, but what does ISO actually mean?

In simplistic terms, ISO is an international organization that declares standards that verify a product or service has conformed to a particular guideline from ISO, usually around a particular technological or scientific standard.

This is also why you’ll see organizations claim they’re ISO 9001 (Quality Management System – QMS) or ISO 27001 (Information Security Management System – ISMS) certified – it refers to a particular standard from ISO.

Achieving these certifications is no easy fit. It requires a lot of work from multiple parts of the organization seeking certification.

The certification process

Like many processes, the ISO certification process starts small in scale.

Focusing internally, it’s important to first make sure that the entire organization is on the same page to achieve common operating objectives.

Keeping the company up-to-date on why participating in this process is important and what it will do for the company as a whole assists in keeping milestones focused and organized.

Milestones are then mapped out based on ISO standards and documented as the process goes along.

Though this can sometimes be a daunting and long process, akin to an audit, it’s beneficial to ensure that potential customers can trust your product and know your organization adheres to particularly rigorous, global standards.

So…what’s the big deal?

We’ve discussed that being ISO 27001 Certified gives customers trust that your business processes and products are safe and tested, but where exactly does the trust come from?

For starters, the lengthy process gives comfort that the organization in question has made a conscious decision to invest the time and resources to achieve certification.

It shows full confidence and commitment to engage and execute at a higher level.

Secondly, it challenges the enterprise to continue to strive toward these standards.

Certification is not a one and done. Audits occur regularly and force enterprises to keep standards and regulations in place.

This enables the organization to not only periodically grow as a whole, but to do so in full confidence that their product adheres to rigorous standards and abilities to improve confidentiality, integrity and availability of information by applying risk management processes.

Axiomatics: ISO 27001 Certified

Axiomatics first achieved ISO 27001 Certification in 2021 and continues to reapply and be recertified every year since.

In today’s cybersecurity environment, not only do standards and regulations continue to rapidly evolve, but new enterprises and organizations are created in this rigorous domain.

With something new or ever changing happening almost every day, it’s important to be able to know who to trust out of all the ever growing choices with just one glance.

The authorization market is busy. It is confusing and, at first glance, it may appear daunting.

Axiomatics strives to be your safety net in a rapidly changing environment by continuing to be ISO 27001 Certified, giving you the confidence that the company you are engaging with is committed to your long term success.

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About the author

As COO, Alexander led Axiomatics’ program to achieve ISO certification and sharpened the processes and resources required to support a growing global and hybrid workforce. A seasoned customer-first operational professional, Alexander has deep roots in automation and management systems.