OutSec Achieves ISO 27001 Accreditation
OutSec the UK’s leading online transcription company is proud to announce they have achieved ISO 27001 accreditation (BS EN ISO/IEC 27001:2017), which was awarded on 8 April 2019.
Leading Certification Body, British Assessment Bureau conducted the independent assessment.
OutSec’s achievement of ISO 27001 demonstrates the company’s continual commitment to data security, customer service and quality in delivery of their services.
OutSec’s ISO 27001 certificate number is: 219012.
What is ISO 27001?
ISO 27001 is an international recognised information security standard and it is designed therefore to establish, and maintain an effective systematic approach to managing data security and sensitive information. The Information Security Management System, preserves data confidentiality, integrity and availability of information by applying a risk management process.
How do you obtain ISO 27001 Accreditation?
Just to be clear, ISO 27001 is not about “box ticking” like some accreditation schemes or charter marks. It is a demanding standard because there has to be commitment from the top of any organisation downward. Therefore it is important that people with the correct knowledge and skills implement ISO 27001.
To qualify you have to:
- Identify Information Technology risks;
- Assess the implications of those risks;
- Have appropriate systems to limit the potential damage.
Most importantly, an external auditor assesses the organisation for ISO 27001.
Therefore an organisation must work hard to retain ISO 27001 status. Consequently, they need to demonstrate continuous improvement.
What Does This Mean for Me?
Accreditation to the international information security standard therefore demonstrates that OutSec has:
- Systematically examined all potential security risks and threats;
- Robust security controls and procedures in place.
Most importantly, accreditation gives confidence to all of OutSec’s existing (and future customers) that OutSec takes data security and confidentiality very seriously indeed, whilst demonstrating that all risks in relation to data, are maintained to a very high international standard.
Because there is no such thing as “GDPR Certification”, having ISO 27001 is the next best thing to show that a company upholds its data obligations to an extremely high security standard that is recognised worldwide.
In order to retain accreditation to the latest IS0 27001 standard, OutSec will therefore be assessed annually. We will also need to demonstrate continual improvement.
In addition, OutSec has earned the right to display the coveted ISO 27001 certification mark. This will therefore now appear on its website and in any marketing material to demonstrate its conformity to the standard.
Another Achievement for OutSec
Vanessa French, Managing Director on achieving certification said:
“Achieving the highly regarded accolade of ISO 27001 accreditation translates to the recognition that we are providing our clients with a completely compliant GDPR service. This accreditation means that clients have maximum protection on all levels with minimum risk associated by using our services. We are extremely proud of our achievement”.
If you would like to know more about this Government backed accreditation programme please visit British Assessment Bureau’s website here.
About OutSec the UK’s Leading Online Transcription Company
OutSec is the UK’s leading online transcription company whose business has grown substantially since 2002. It is therefore one of the most successful transcription companies in the United Kingdom. OutSec provides secure outsourced transcription services to the medical, legal, property and surveying, media and interviews, inventories, financial, commercial, HR, recruitment and Executive Search sectors.
If you wish more details on OutSec’s services please feel free to call us on 01366 348088.