The people-friendly governance, risk management and compliance SaaS ISMS.online today announced the launch of SPoT to coincide with International Data Privacy Week, Jan 24th-28th January 2023. The first of its kind in Europe, SPoT makes light work of implementing ISO 27001 and ISO 27701, seamlessly combining an ISMS and PIMS into a ‘Single Point of Truth’.
This is the latest addition to the UK-based cloud platform that supports organisations in managing their compliance with international, local and sector-specific standards and regulations. SPoT is specifically designed to meet the needs of organisations seeking to protect their valuable information and customer data privacy as they battle the ever-accelerating threat landscape.
The new release on the ISMS.online platform combines the two most rigorous international infosec and privacy standards in the world; ISO 27001 (information security) and ISO 27701 (data privacy). This melded information security management system (ISMS) and privacy information management system (PIMS) comes preconfigured with content and toolsets that can get users over 80% complete towards both implementations straight out of the box.
A combined Statement of Applicability and guidance on mapping the common areas of both standards are included, reducing duplication of effort, and streamlining ongoing management. Just like its predecessor, the singular ISMS, SPoT is intuitively designed, with no training required, and comes with an expert support team personally invested in customer success.
ISMS.online CEO Luke Dash said, “Gartner predicts that by 2024, 75% of the global population will have its personal data covered under privacy regulations. Those responsible for threat protection within organisations are increasingly faced with deciding whether to adhere to international or local privacy regulations. Having recently achieved our own certified PIMS as part of the new product suite delivery, we’ve realised there are simply no better guardrails for protecting valuable customer, supply chain and employee data than ISO 27701.”
Though ISO 27701 is relatively new to the scene – it was introduced in August 2019 – it has enjoyed a rapid rise in popularity worldwide, with many organisations choosing to implement the standard in lieu of geographically regional regulations like GDPR and POPIA that can be largely accommodated within the ISO 27701 controls.
Dash continued, “in 2020, we saw the trend in forward-looking companies seeking to gain a competitive edge by extending their ISMS with a PIMS, and this will only grow as the threat landscape does. We’re proud to be empowering companies seeking to ensure their infosec and privacy with a combination of ISO 27001 and ISO 27701 using our simplified, secure and sustainable platform.
ISMS.online is a leading SaaS company empowering every business to achieve simple, secure and sustainable data privacy and information security through its people-friendly platform. Headquartered in the U.K., with employees worldwide, ISMS.online has more than 12,000 users globally and works with a wide range of organisations — including enterprise brands like New Day, FDM, and Amigo.