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What you need to know about ISO/IEC 27001

ISO/IEC 27001 is an international standard in information security, and we're here to tell you why it's important

Deel Team
Written by Deel Team
August 3, 2022

What is ISO/IEC 27001 compliance?

ISO/IEC 27001 was designed to ensure adequate and proportionate security controls to protect information in line with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), and NIS (Network and Information Systems) regulation. Being ISO/IEC 27001 compliant means more than just receiving a certification, it means ensuring that our customer's data and security are of utmost importance.

What ISO/IEC 27001 means to us

As the market leader with 6,000+ customers in 150+ countries using our product, security and compliance have always been the highest priority. 

At Deel, being ISO/IEC 27001 compliant isn't about just checking a box. It means we can provide a report as official proof that we comply with the globally-recognized information security standard. 

For us, it's about excelling in each area of business. In this case, our InfoSec compliance. We've done this by showing we protect customer data using the best methods among business operations, policies, and procedures.

So what exactly was audited?

So you may be wondering, what exactly gets evaluated to become ISO/IEC 27001 compliant? All levels of management, and all areas of an organization must be involved in order to implement an effective information security management system. There were multiple internal checks to ensure everything was adequately operating and effective.

In order to get ISO/IEC 27001 certification, organizations must consider the following:

  • Define the scope of the system
  • Define your information security policy
  • Establish the security objectives of the business
  • Perform an information security risk assessment
  • Formulate a risk treatment plan
  • Select the most suitable control methods
  • Establish policies and procedures
  • Implement internal review and internal audits
  • Monitor the performance of controls to identify opportunities for improvement.

We've built our infrastructure and technology around being ISO/IEC 27001 compliant, but now we're proud to have the "official" stamp that recognizes our secure data protection practices.

A powerful partnership

With our report, not only do we meet the ISO/IEC 27001 standards, but we've improved our overall security. Ensuring we have first-class safeguards and procedures to maintain this norm consistently. 

Our customers are in safe hands

Thousands of customers trust Deel to create contracts globally and pay employees and contractors in the preferred currency compliantly. They trust us with their sensitive data. ISO/IEC 27001 is the best way to assure our security and provide customers with confidence when it comes to global HR workflows.

Customers remain at the forefront of every decision we make. Delivering an ISO/IEC 27001 report to customers and prospects demonstrates our commitment to sound security standards. With our ISO/IEC 27001 compliance, we can proudly show they're partnering with a company that cares about their data.

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