ISO 27001: The importance of keeping your information secure


In today’s world, companies have had to adapt to technological advances, not only because of the demands of a globalized world, but also to ensure their competitiveness against other organizations by having an efficient operation of their processes. That is why it is of vital importance for digital security to know and implement the ISO 27001 standard in your organization.

Currently, the information generated from your activities has become a fundamental part of your assets and, as a result, certain precautionary measures must be considered to ensure that this information will be protected so as not to put the company or its users at risk.

In the last year, the people who work in digital security in at least 240 of the institutions that make up Mexico’s financial system acknowledged having been victims of computer security incidents and have reported that every day they suffer some kind of attack or threat to the computer system.

However, it is necessary to mention that not only financial institutions can be victims of this phenomenon, since these incidents are not only common, but can also extend to your organization.

It has been reported that Mexico is one of the countries in which a greater number of cyber-attacks have been detected and this has to do with the fact that the people in charge of managing the organization’s digital information are not aware of how these attacks can be carried out, nor do they know the duration or consequences of these attacks, such as the theft of information and the request for millions of dollars in ransom.

With reference to surveys conducted by Sophos worldwide, one of the main risks that organizations have faced are unpatched vulnerabilities, the most common being malicious software or better known as malware and, on the other hand, the lack of knowledge and adequate training of IT staff.

Threats to computer systems also have different classifications since on the one hand there are the attackers who are divided into hackers, crackers, virus programmers or those who are dedicated to attacking ATMs, better known as carders, and so on.



Attacks can be total or partial, such as interruption of your system, unauthorized modification or destruction of information.

If this happens to you, it is important that once the problem has been identified, it is necessary for your organization to take the necessary measures to improve the mechanisms of computer data protection in order to prevent and manage the risks to which your organization may be exposed.

There are many ways in which you can protect your system from the described threats, some of them are:

  • Do not install anything that is not necessary.
  • Update your antivirus system.
  • Have backup copies.


A truly effective tool is the implementation of an information security management system with ISO 27001.

The ISO 27001 standard allows you to:

  • Keep information, databases, among others, confidential so that it is only handled by authorized personnel.
  • Accuracy in the information, as well as its methods.
  • Information available to authorized persons at the time it is required or needed.

The purpose of an information management system is to analyze the risks in the processes:

  1. First, to know the legal framework of the organization.
  2. Identify everything that has value for the organization, i.e. its assets.
  3. Identify vulnerabilities and threats.
  4. Prioritize the risks that could have the greatest impact on your organization.
  5. Define a policy for the treatment of risks and threats.

When there are losses in computer data, the consequences for your organization can be very serious, since there is usually a total loss of information due to different circumstances, so it is important that you rely on the ISO 27001 standard and certify your organization in it, to keep your organization’s information safe.

If you are looking to boost your organization, in QAlliance we have highly qualified personnel to follow up and accompany you in the process of your certification, providing you with the best service. Contact us for more information.

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