Friday, 19 January 2018

Chapter Three Consulting Become ISO 27001 Accredited

Chapter Three Consulting are delighted to announce that they have achieved ISO 27001 accreditation awarded by the British Assessment Bureau.

ISO 27001 is the internationally recognised Information Security Management Standard (ISMS) that proves an organisation’s commitment to the security of their customers. With ISO 27001 in place, Chapter Three Consulting are able to minimise risks to potential data security breaches and reduce errors and costs, while demonstrating credibility and trust.

An ISMS is a set of policies, procedures, processes and systems that manage information risks, such as cyber-attacks, hacks, data leaks or theft. Businesses have been encouraged to identify risks of all shapes and sizes for many years now, and once identified they must be managed, and risk mitigation must be considered.

Cyber-attacks are increasing in volume and strength daily, and the financial and reputational damage caused by an ineffectual information security system can be fatal. Implementing an ISO 27001-certified ISMS helps to protect an organisation against such threats and demonstrates that the necessary steps have been taken to protect the business.

An IBM Survey, allocates 49% of breaches to malicious activity, 23% to system glitches and the remaining 28% to human error.

The Standard is designed to ensure the selection of adequate and proportionate security controls that help to protect information in line with increasingly rigid regulatory requirements such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the NIS Directive and other cyber security laws.

The benefits of certification to ISO 27001 include:
  •         Proving to clients an organisation keeps their information secure
  •         Achieve operational excellence
  •         Minimise risk of potential data security breaches
  •         Protects reputation
  •         Reduces errors and costs
  •         Increases business profitability
  •         Engages employees

The Standard also helps businesses become more productive by setting out clear information risk responsibilities and ensuring continual improvement.

Chapter Three Consulting are a business support consultancy who focus on bringing specialist knowledge and expertise to companies who wish to fulfil their compliance obligations.

Providing specialist compliance knowledge and GDPR expertise to SMEs they are able to assist with auditing, managing and maintaining compliance.

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