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Why You Should Look for an MSP with ISO 27001 Certification

February 22, 2022 / by Frederid Palacios

The IT industry is fast-moving, and it seems as though there is an endless number of new technologies, software, and innovations every year. For companies to stay competitive, they must keep their businesses modern, which often requires implementing new developments in technology. It can be challenging to keep up with every technological trend as it arises, so many companies utilize the help of an MSP.

MSPs can take over some of the complex or tedious IT projects that a company needs, allowing them to focus on more strategic matters. But before an organization can utilize an MSP, they must pick the right one. A vital factor to consider is the credentials of your potential MSP. Many organizations are seeking an MSP with their ISO 27001 certification. To determine if this is something that your company should consider, we will discuss why you should choose an ISO 27001 certified MSP.

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ISO 27001 Recap

Before diving in, you should recognize the significance of the ISO 27001 certification. The ISO 27001 certification certifies that an organization has analyzed its information security management system (ISMS) and reviewed all relevant policies and procedures used to handle private data. To earn their certificate, companies must undergo several audits to confirm that all systems and policies within their ISMS environment meet the set standard.

While a lengthy process, earning your ISO 27001 certification is a commendable accomplishment, one that is recommended to any organization handling sensitive data within their IT environment and ISMS. In conducting the necessary actions to acquire the certification, businesses enhance the security and performance of their ISMS, enabling them to handle sensitive and confidential data better. As the certificate is well known and recognized as a sign of top-tier information security, an ISO-compliant ISMS serves as an excellent competitive advantage for any company.


Benefits of an ISO 27001 Certified MSP

If your company is seeking the services of an MSP, it is likely because you want to improve operations within your IT environment. MSPs are instrumental in providing fast and efficient results, better than what an internal IT department could produce. Equipped with a team of experienced experts, MSPs can transform your IT department, allowing you to optimize operations without compromising the time of your internal workforce.

Trusting your IT infrastructure to a third-party provider is a big step for any organization, and it is usually the right step. But, if you will be trusting a significant component of your organization to a provider, it makes sense to want the most qualified provider available. But how do you determine their qualifications? One of the best ways to determine quality, experience, and devotion to information security is through the ISO 27001 certification.

An ISO 27001 certified MSP has devoted the time and funds to better their behaviors and policies regarding information security. As a result, they can offer their clients an enhanced level of confidentiality, integrity, availability, and more, ensuring that client data is safe in their hands.


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Cybersecurity attacks against businesses are growing more frequent and damaging each year, and today they are at an all-time high. Additionally, problems such as human error and cloud misconfigurations can also compromise a business' private data. For these reasons, implementing information security protocols are a necessity for every business. Fortunately, one of the most significant benefits of achieving the ISO 27001 certification is reaching an elevated level of information confidentiality.

In earning their certification, businesses must analyze and review their ISMS and all security procedures and protocols. Following this, a third-party auditor will perform an audit, confirming that procedures have been followed and are up-to-par. Organizations must identify each and every security risk they face and determine a plan and controls to mitigate each risk according to its threat level. Through these actions, businesses are drastically improving the security of their ISMS.

For businesses looking to obtain the services of an MSP, this level of confidentiality is crucial. Trusting your company's private data to another organization is a significant leap of faith, so it is vital that your provider maintains this trust. With an ISO 27001 certified MSP, you can rest assured that your provider will protect your information with the utmost devotion to security. 



In obtaining their ISO 27001 certification, an MSP has proven to the world that they are devoted to information security to the greatest extent. This means that information security is a practice rooted in who they are as an organization – and each employee. Such a level of devotion can provide confidence to the clients that their MSP will work with integrity.

When you choose an MSP, you are choosing to trust that organization and trust every individual working within that company. For this reason, integrity is a critical component of selecting the right MSP. Fortunately, MSPs with the ISO 27001 certification have as much integrity as one can. As a result, your company will benefit from a team of experts you can trust not to alter or compromise sensitive data maliciously.


Data Protection

With integrity comes quality service. With an ISO 27001 certified MSP, your organization has access to experts in data protection. As a result of the certification, your MSP will perform regular data backups, continuous monitoring, and risk mitigation, ensuring that your company’s data is protected at all times.

Data protection is critical for several reasons. First and foremost, your organization likely has sensitive information that, if compromised, could result in significant legal repercussions. Should this occur, your organization will have to pay hefty fines and face significant downtime, in addition to losing the trust of your customers.



As an organization in possession of sensitive and private data, you likely have to comply with many laws and regulations concerning information security. Remaining in compliance can be a tedious and time-consuming task but results in significant consequences if an organization fails to do so. Consequentially, organizations must remain in compliance at all times.

With an ISO-compliant MSP, keeping your organization in compliance is a breeze. Your MSP will ensure that your company adheres to all required protocols and procedures, guaranteeing compliance while improving your information security practices. With the right MSP, your company will be confident that you comply at all times, ensuring that you face no downtime or legal complications.



A significant yet often overlooked benefit of the ISO 27001 certification is the reputation attached to it. ISO 27001 is a globally accredited and recognized certification, identifying a high standard of information security to consumers and businesses. In obtaining an MSP with the ISO 27001 certification, you tie your company to this esteemed reputation. As a result, customers and businesses alike will view your organization as having an impressive level of information security.

Whether your organization has faced issues with information security in the past or not, it can be challenging to gain the trust of customers and potential businesses partners regarding sensitive data. Fortunately, by partnering up with an ISO-compliant MSP, you too can demonstrate a devotion to information security. As a result, you can improve the health and security of your ISMS, while becoming a more credible and reputable business. 

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Frederid Palacios

Written by Frederid Palacios

Fred Palacios is a seasoned software architect with more than 20 years of experience participating in the entire software development cycle across a host of different industries--from automotive and services to petroleum, financial, and supply chain. In that time, his experience working closely with high-level stakeholders has provided him with a strategic vision for developing the right solutions to flexibly meet critical business needs. As CTO of Intertec, he's continuing to focus on the creation of business-critical applications for large enterprise projects, particularly those that handle high concurrency and large datasets. He is passionate about using technology as a tool to solve real-world problems and also mentoring technical teams to achieve their maximum potential and deliver quality software.

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