Data Integration announced today that it has become one of the first companies in the UK to achieve the new ISO 27001 standard for Information Security Management Systems.
ISO 27001 is an internationally recognised accreditation based on the British Standard for Information Security Management Systems, BS 7799. Data Integration first achieved BS 7799 in May 2005. Eventually all BS 7799 accredited companies will have to transition to the new ISO standard.
The main differences between the old BS 7799 standard and the new ISO 27001 standard relate to way the Information Security Management System (ISMS) is developed and managed. ISO 27001 demands greater precision in scoping and risk assessment, as well as strengthening the requirement for effective measurement in the monitoring and reviewing components.
Operating an ISO 27001 compliant ISMS not only ensures that Data Integration's own assets are appropriately secured, it also builds credibility, trust and confidence for the company's customers whose IT needs are serviced by Data Integration.