Ascent Technology has been ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Certified since 16 February 2021; making Ascent one of the only players in the Data Platform space in South Africa to meet the highest internationally recognised security standard.
Scope of Certification:
- Database Administration
- Human Resources and Legal
- Finance and Administration
- Sales & Marketing
To achieve the certification, Ascent’s security compliance was validated by an independent audit firm after a rigorous process of demonstrating an ongoing and systematic approach to managing and protecting company and client data.
Being in the IT services industry, security, especially our client’s data, is something we take very seriously. We have set the goal of continuously improving our security standards and will be audited every year to maintain this high standard.
What is ISO/IEC 27001:2013?
ISO/IEC 27001:2013 is one of the most widely recognised and internationally accepted information security standards. It’s one of the few standards that uses a top-down, risk-based approach to evaluation. It identifies requirements and specifications for a comprehensive Information Security Management System.
ISO/IEC 27001:2013 is a part of the ISO 27000 family of standards, which are all related to information security. ISO 27001 requires a company to have an information security management system, which means having a documented process for managing sensitive company information, HR processes, and IT systems.
What are the benefits to Ascent clients?
Being ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certified is testament to the fact that Ascent prioritises data security, and ensures the following:
- Client data is rigorously protected
- We assess, minimize, and eliminate risks and vulnerabilities
- Operational excellence when it comes to our IT, HR, and information processes
- Ascent is compliant with the highest standard for information security, making us compliant with other regulations
- We are creating an internal culture of security within Ascent, so all employees prioritise information security by design
This certification is additional proof of our commitment to information security. It plays an important role in assuring our clients that Ascent takes all necessary steps to keep their data safe, secure, and accessible. Our company-wide approach to data protection ensures the highest standard of security for our clients.
- ISO 27001 Certificate (121 KB)