Embridge stays ISO27001 accredited
Another successful ISO27001 audit review resulting in our accreditation for the 2nd year running based upon an entirely remote ISO27001 external audit.
In these uncertain times we find ourselves living today, faced with new unprecedented challenges that are changing on a daily basis, Embridge Consulting is striving to stay present, alert and agile as nationally and globally we navigate our way through the inevitable storm that approaches.
Staying open and keeping business as usual is crucial to maintaining some sort of ‘ordinary’ during these ‘extraordinary’ times. With the most recent Government instructions issued on Monday 16th March and further measures and instructions issued on Monday 23rd March, our Kent and Bristol offices have now temporarily closed, and our entire workforce is now working remotely.
Ensuring the safety and wellbeing of Embridge employees, first and foremost, has been our priority and now with a well-established, robust and entirely remote platform our team has picked up the technology gauntlet and Embridge Consulting remains open for business as usual.
Our proof is in the pudding as we bossed up the ISO27001 external audit on an entirely remote basis, having submitted all documents on 20th March, holding virtual meetings with the external auditor on 23rd March via video conferencing, and receiving notification on 24th March of our successful audit review and accreditation for the 2nd year running.
With ISO9001 firmly under our belts since 2017, maintaining our ISO27001 is not only a personal achievement for Embridge during these challenging and exceptional times, but imperative when it comes to reassuring our clients that we meet, and where possible, exceed the requirements for organisational cyber security integrity and follow the best practice standards of excellence for an Information Security Management System (ISMS).
With our Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery plans making up part of our audit, crucially relevant to our current climate, we can confidently assure our clients that our quality management systems are not only resilient and fit for purpose but above and beyond the normal expectations for secure managed systems.
Protecting information is absolutely critical for the successful management and smooth operation of any organisation and with the looming uncertainty of the coming few weeks, it has never been more important for Embridge to demonstrate to its clients that this is at the heart of what we do, validated by our ISO27001 accreditation.
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Enter ISO27001, (here comes the important stuff)!
What is ISO27001
ISO 27001 is the international standard which is recognised globally for managing risks to the security of information we hold, manage and process.
What this ISO 27001 certificate means to Embridge Consulting as a business is that it allows us to provide our people, our clients, suppliers, partners and all other key stakeholders, with the certified assurance that we are managing the security of your information not only to industry best-practice standards, but above and beyond the normal expectation for secure managed systems.
“We are absolutely thrilled to achieve such an important milestone for the 2nd year running. This is recognition of the incredible work that our team has delivered achieving this today. Our approach to information security has always been top of our agenda, especially given some of the high profile clients we work with it has been a necessity, however achieving formal recognition through this prestigious accreditation cements our commitment to our quality of service as well as our approach to ensuring our customers can be confident with our robust approach to information security. A huge congratulations to the whole team that have been involved.”
ISO 27001:2013 (the current version of ISO 27001) provides a set of requirements and best practice standards of excellence for an Information Security Management System (ISMS). The standard adopts a process-based approach for establishing, implementing, operating, monitoring, maintaining, and continually improving any ISMS.
In a nutshell, the ISO 27001 standard and ISMS provides a framework for information security management best practice that helps us to:
- Protect client and employee information
- Manage risks to information security effectively
- Achieve compliance with regulations such as the EU General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’)
- Protect the company and its key stakeholders and interested parties
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