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What is the difference between ISO 27001 and NEN 7510?

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What is the difference between ISO 27001 and NEN 7510?

Optimal security of your confidential data.

Spryng is the only SMS provider in the Netherlands with the ISO 27001 and NEN 7510 certificate. These certificates guarantee optimal information security. But what is the difference between ISO and NEN? And why is it so important for you as a customer, that we work according to these standards?

Many companies and institutions use privacy-sensitive data from their customers on a daily basis. It’s information that you want to secure and protect properly, so it doesn’t end up being revealed to the public. This also applies to our industry, that of SMS services. By working according to the highest standards of information security, Spryng as an SMS provider, shows that we handle the confidential data of our customers with a lot of care and responsibility.

We work according to ISO 27001 and NEN 7510 standards, this helps us to protect the confidentiality and availability of customer data. Spryng has obtained the certificate for both standards (as the only SMS provider in the Netherlands). This shows that we take our information security very seriously. 

ISO 27001, the global standard
ISO stands for International Organization for Standardization. If a company is ISO certified, it is guaranteed to follow the measures to secure the data of customers, suppliers and stakeholders. ISO 27001 is the worldwide standard for information security. The basis for this is a management system that uses a risk analysis to determine which measures an organization has taken with regard to information security. 

NEN 7510: protection of patient data
NEN 7510 is a standard, managed by the Netherlands Standardization Institute. It specifically concerns information security in the healthcare sector, intended for healthcare institutions and suppliers to deal adequately with patient data. Since Spryng’s roots lie in healthcare and we have been the SMS provider for many healthcare institutions in the Netherlands for many years, the NEN 7510 certification is perfect for us. 

The difference between ISO 27001 and NEN 7510
As said, the foundation of both standards is the same. It is about protecting confidential and privacy-sensitive information by following strict measures and protocols. However, there are differences between the two certifications: 

  • NEN 7510 has three additional control measures compared to ISO 27001.
  • NEN 7510 has formulated a care-specific control measure for the 33 existing control measures.
  • NEN 7510 focuses on healthcare institutions and their suppliers that process personal health information (such as Spryng). This is not the case with ISO 27001.

Want to know more about the benefits for you?
If you are interested in all the ins and outs of our ISO 27001 and NEN 7510 certification, please let us know. We are also happy to tell you about the advantages and certainties for you as a Spryng customer. Certification remains an important topic, not only because our SMS service guarantees you the care needed as a customer, but also because we reach out to your customers with our services. Fast, simple and… 100% safe. Contact Spryng for more information and questions.