Blog: HSO Achieves ISO 27001 Certification
HSO has achieved certification in the UK to the internationally recognised ISO 27001:2013 standard for compliance to international information security standards. This builds on the organisation’s recent success in achieving this premium certification in HSO Netherlands and HSO Global Managed Services. The independent assessment was conducted by the British Assessment Bureau, a leading certification body, and demonstrates the organisation’s commitment to keeping its data, staff and premises secure.
The certification was achieved following a one day assessment to analyse our policies, interview key staff including the Managing Director and randomly sample evidence from the Information Security Management System. The combination of these activities provided a clear demonstration to the auditor that working practices match policy and processes.
HSO now has the right to display the coveted British Assessment Bureau quality shield and logo to demonstrate its conformance to the standard. The project was sponsored from the highest levels of management, and engaged staff across the business.
With ISO27001 in place, HSO strengthens its credibility in the market as well as adding further value to its existing customer relationships.
The ISO 27001 is the internationally recognised Information Security Management standard that proves an organisation’s commitment to the security of their customer and employee information. Consisting of 114 separate controls, the standard places an emphasis on identifying and managing risks as an ongoing process.
According to the British Assessment Bureau, the benefits of ISO27001 are as follows:
Proves to clients an organisation keeps its information secure;
- Enables and organisation to achieve operational excellence;
- Minimises risk of potential data security breaches;
- Protects reputation;
- Reduces errors and costs;
- Increases business profitability;
- Engages employees.
Martin Green, Information Security Manager, HSO
“In a fast paced and increasingly digital world, Information Security needs to be top-of-mind in all aspects of our operations. The ISO27001 certification underlines our total commitment to ensuring customer information is dealt with securely and professionally at all times. The certification is a huge milestone, and we will continue to work on ensuring standards are maintained throughout the business.
”Adrian McNay, HSO Customer Service / Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement (CRM), HSO
“Achieving ISO27001 accreditation is another important milestone for the HSO UK operation. ISO27001 information governance builds on our already successful reputation for risk management in complex business solution implementations. The ISO27001 accreditation provides further assurance to our clients that HSO is an organisation underpinned by a framework of policies and procedures that includes all aspects of information risk management, one that can be trusted to provide a controlled and quality service. My thanks go to the HSO team for their tremendous efforts in achieving this important accreditation.”