• Securing Digital Trust Through ISO 27001 With Mobius Consulting

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Whatever your industry, ISO 27001 is the ideal foundation for your business.

Kolos Cement has just become one of the first companies in Mauritius to receive an ISO 27001:2022 certification. Simply put, they’ve attained the global standard for information security management systems. It’s a proud achievement in which Mobius Consulting is equally proud to have played a supporting role. 

It’s also a great example of how something that was once largely the preserve of the financial sector is now a critical consideration across all industries. 

Like every business everywhere (again, a point worth remembering), Kolos faced a slew of challenges when COVID-19 first struck. Chief among these was the immediate shift to remote work, plus all the attendant security challenges. This and an existing board-level desire to shore up information security and facilitate mobile work catalysed the company’s efforts, culminating in this most recent milestone.

The advantages of ISO 27001:2022 certification are numerous. For one, it unequivocally demonstrates to everyone — from your customers, partners and investors right through to your own employees — that their valuable data is in trustworthy hands, even if the nature of your core business is unrelated. In an age of constantly emerging cyber threats and potential privacy leaks, it’s impossible to overstate the importance of this, and it doesn’t take much to see how your reputation, efficiency and competitive advantage will be boosted as a result. 

The certification is as rigorous as it is comprehensive, encompassing everything from information systems to organisational processes and management controls. As such, it delivers a wealth of benefits that go beyond IT. Just a few of these include regulatory compliance, improved risk management, operational improvements, reduced costs, and global recognition via universally applicable standards. It also facilitates smooth integration with other standards: Kolos, for example, is already ISO 9001 (Quality Management System) and ISO 14001 (Environmental Management System) certified, and ISO provides them with a holistic approach to organisational management. 

The amount of time, effort and detail involved in certification depends on your business’s current state of readiness. This is something we’re always mindful of at Mobius, which is why we first gain a thorough understanding of your specific situation and business environment. We then walk alongside you on every step towards certification, ensuring it’s done in a way that adapts to your size and needs. Regardless of your requirements, one thing’s certain: the advantages outweigh the effort.

With newfound levels of control over the data you handle, it makes sense to have the requisite autonomy on the skills front as well. ISO certification isn’t a once-off exercise but a process of continuous monitoring and improvement, which is just one of the reasons why Mobius places so much emphasis on knowledge transfer. 

Whether you’re just beginning your journey, continuing it, or thinking about transitioning from ISO 27001:2013 to the newest iteration, we’ll help you achieve the digital trust of a globally recognised standard — and keep it.

Contact us to discuss your ISO 27001 journey – email info@mobiusconsulting.mu or call +230 5297 0903.