OutSec Passes its Annual ISO 27001 Audit
OutSec the UK’s leading online transcription company is proud to announce they have passed their annual ISO 27001 audit on 26 March 2020. OutSec first gained ISO 27001 (BS EN ISO/IEC 27001:2017) accreditation on 8 April 2019.
Leading Certification Body, British Assessment Bureau conducted the independent assessment in 2019 and re-assessment and audit in 2020.
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 and 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 As a Client?
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 passing the recent audit said:
“We are, once again, proud to have successfully met the strict annual re-assessment demands for ISO 27001 Certification. Passing with flying colours, this was conducted by the UK’s leading Certification Body, the British Assessment Bureau and acknowledges our commitment to customer service and quality in delivery.
The Standard, as an independent assessment, also confirms that OutSec complies with all GDPR legislation. The rigorous testing by the auditors provides comfort to both existing and future clients that we are up to date with all aspects related to systems management, IT, security and data protection.”.
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, conferences and seminars, property and surveying, media and interviews, inventories, financial, commercial, universities, HR, recruitment and Executive Search sectors.
If you wish more details on OutSec’s services please feel free to call us on 01366 348088.