Sydney-based Stickman announced that it has achieved ISO/IEC 27001 certification for its Global Security Operations Centre and support operations. This standard confirms that Stickman provide services that are safe, reliable, and world class quality. Stickman clients take confidence in the fact that their trusted security partner has been independently certified and assessed, by impartial third parties, to comply with international best practice.

ISO certification is more than a compliance exercise. The ISO/IEC 27001 Information Security Management System provides a systematic approach to managing sensitive company information so that it remains secure. It encompasses people, processes and IT systems by applying a robust risk management process. Companies that comply with ISO 27001 have demonstrated that they manage risks, and use processes that allow new risks to be detected and be proactive before issues can be caused.

This commitment to risk management and mitigation is particularly important given Australia’s growing cyber security needs. Gartner forecast cyber security spending in Australia to reach $3.8 billion in 2018, an increase of $232 million over 2017. As data breaches affect organisations worldwide and more threats emerge, companies are being compelled to spend more and more to protect their customers and their data.

Legislation such as the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has had a global impact on companies that previously took a relaxed approach to data protection and information security. In Australia, the importance of partnering with a trusted Security partner such as Stickman has never been greater: our Notifiable Data Breach legislation means that organisations cannot hide information security breaches – and must take reasonable steps to mitigate the consequences of an attack.

Stickman CEO, Ajay Unni, said “Achieving compliance was part of our strategic plan after we built the Security Operations Centre, as part of our commitment to demonstrate to our clients that we practice what we preach. In addition to being a Payment Card Industry Qualified Security Assessment Company and a CREST ANZ Registered Tester, Stickman is proud to attain ISO certification as well. We have helped many organisations achieve and maintain compliance over the years, and it gives us great pleasure to provide the next level of assurance for our clients.”

Security management is critical in today’s fast-moving, information driven business environment. Every company should align with a capable, expert partner with the ability to detect and prevent information security breaches. With their ISO 27001 certification, Stickman has proven they are a reliable and trustworthy partner for any business seeking to proactively manage cyber risk.

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