Webber Wentzel has taken a proactive approach towards information security and confidentiality to safeguard client data.
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certification is a global seal of approval for organisations to run the international safety standards that were developed and published. ISO 27001 was created to assist businesses of any size or sector in adopting Information Security Management Systems to protect their data methodically and affordably.
Webber Wentzel's ISO27001 compliance certification is a proactive approach towards information security. This ensures that the firm safeguards client data securely to maintain client privilege and confidentiality. It is a unique point of differentiation between Webber Wentzel and others as it allows the firm to meet the necessary compliance requirements.
The basic goal of ISO 27001 is to protect three aspects of information:
Confidentiality: only the authorised persons have the right to access information.
Integrity: only the authorised persons can change the information.
Availability: the information must be accessible to authorized persons whenever it is needed.
"Transforming Webber Wentzel's technology model to respond to digital disruption and even employ the disruption to emerge stronger, is key in demonstrating market leadership. To ensure that our firm's digital transformation journey is sustainable, we have embraced an entrepreneurial mindset that is ambitious, open to change, sensible about risk and always seeks opportunities to innovate,"
Warren Hero, Webber Wentzel's Chief Information Officer.
In a world where the risks of cybercrime are at an all-time high, Webber Wentzel has adopted several technology practices to protect the integrity of the firm's client information internally and externally. The firm has done this to ensure that they provide clients with seamless, tailored and commercially minded business solutions within record times.
Other contributors to this article include Sara Banda & Bethuel Lebepe