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iQuda Passes Third ISO 27001 Audit

iQuda recently passed it’s third annual ISO 27001 audit, leading the company to secure certification for another year. The external audit, carried out by the British Assessment Bureau, raised no major nonconformities. iQuda first achieved ISO 27001 certification in 2016, when the company was audited against the 27001:2013 standard. Since then, the company has passed every audit, most recently being audited against the latest version of the standard – ISO 27001:2017.

ISO 27001 is an internationally recognized information security standard. The ISO/IEC 27000 family of standards helps organisations keep information assets secure. iQuda first sought certification to help protect information in the company’s care. The company was growing quickly and wanted to provide the highest standards of data security to its client.

A Systematic Approach to Security

ISO 27001 is so effective because of it’s systematic approach to managing sensitive information. The standard provides a framework for organisations to effectively manage their people, processes and IT systems by applying a rigorous risk management process. Any company, regardless of its size, can choose to implement the standard. Once a company is certified, it is externally audited annually to verify it complies with the standard.

The Benefits of ISO 27001 Certification

Before achieving certification, iQuda undertook a major restructuring of its processes, policies, and procedures to bring them in line with the ISO 27001 standard. The process helped the company ensure it’s activities were aligned to best-practice and based upon proven risk management techniques and methods. Having carried out an initial overhaul, the company was audited to verify it complied with the standard.

Achieving ISO 27001 has helped iQuda ensure it is firmly focused on information security. Security is a major consideration for companies across the board, so it is incredibly important that our clients can verify how secure we are. Because ISO 27001 is externally audited, our clients know they are in safe hands.

Security at Our Core

We are incredibly committed to keeping our clients secure. As part of that process, we are looking to integrate the ISO 27001 standard further and further into the business.

“We’re always looking for ways to get better.” said Anthony Jones, Managing Director at iQuda, “We have recently made some major investments to enhance the technology we use and to develop our staff complement. In the next few months, we’ll be making further changes to help tighten up our processes. We’re making continual improvement the buzzword at iQuda in 2018.”.

ISO 27001 Compliant IT Solutions

iQuda is a multi-award winning managed IT & cyber security specialist based in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. We work with SME businesses, charities and schools throughout the Home Counties, London and abroad.

We offer a wide range of ISO 27001 compliant and fully-managed IT solutions to help progressive organisations to innovate and excel through technology.

Contact us today at info@iquda.co.uk or on 01442 251 514 to speak to our team.

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