GreatSoft achieves ISO 27001:2013 certification
We’re pleased to announce that GreatSoft has achieved ISO 27001:2013 certification. The certification and audit were performed by LLOYD’S REGISTER SOUTH AFRICA, one of the world’s leading providers of professional services for engineering and technology – with clients in over 75 countries worldwide.
Over the past 12 months, the GreatSoft Team Leaders and Directors have been working tirelessly in order to get GreatSoft ISO certified. It has been a sharp learning curve and a tedious process; however, we have done it in record time and are now proudly ISO 27001 certified.
What is ISO 27001?
ISO 27001 is a security management standard that specifies a set of best practices and controls. It is an internationally recognised standard, and means that as an organisation we have:
- Examined our information security risks and implemented a systematic, risk-based approach to managing the security of our information assets
- Adopted a management process that reviews these controls on an ongoing basis.
- Implemented internal processes to test for conformity.
- Had an audit conducted by an ISO accredited external party to test for conformity.
- The certification is valid for three years but does require annual audits to test for continued conformity.
Why did GreatSoft feel that it was necessary to attain this certification?
GreatSoft has formally adopted a broad set of security best practices. This certification confirms our ongoing commitment to the security, confidentiality, and high availability of our services. GreatSoft aims to be recognised as operating in a responsible and professional manner with a high value for security, intellectual property and financial information. This goal is further reinforced by being compliant with an internationally recognised standards.
By achieving ISO 27001 certification, GreatSoft, will continue to strive to improve on service delivery. The standard not only enforces better data security and cyber protection but helps ensure that all business processes are consistent and easily maintainable across the board.
GreatSoft has taken another step forward in being seen as the industry leaders when it comes to professionally and securely managing our client’s data. Being ISO27001 compliant, the risk is greatly reduced for our clients, giving them piece of mind when they join the GreatSoft family.