What are the requirements of ISO 27001?

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ISO 27001 is the international standard for an Information Security Management system, but what is the meaning behind the number?   This post will give you a brief overview of ISO 27001 Requirements, and some advice on the easiest way to implement ISO 27001.   What does ISO 27001 Mean? In our previous blog: What […]

A Day in the Life of an ISO Consultant: Consultancy

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I’m due to start with today’s client at 10am, giving them an hour in the morning to get everything running and deal with things that have come in out-of-hours. Today’s consultancy will be focused on reviewing the company’s ISO related documentation and I arrive at 9.50am after crawling through three junctions of barely moving traffic […]

Supporting PSD2 Compliance with ISO Certification

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Since January 2018, Payment Service Providers have been required to comply with the second Payment Services Directive (PSD2), and from mid 2019 the associated Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) on “Strong Customer Authentication and common and secure communication”. The directive also provides a set of Guidelines on the “security measures for operational and security risks of payment […]

What is ISO 27001?

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ISO 27001 is an international standard developed by ISO, which defines the requirements for an Information Security Management System. You can purchase the ISO 27001 document online in hard copy or downloadable format. ISO 27001 Certification is optional but brings additional benefits.   Information Security Management System An Information Security Management System (ISMS) provides the […]

Assent – Christmas Charity 2018

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Each year our company supports a charity and fundraises over the Christmas period. This year we have chosen G.O.S.H – Great Ormond Street Hospital. A world class children’s hospital which relies heavily on fundraising – The hospital’s charity, Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity is the largest charitable funder of medical research dedicated to paediatrics in the UK. The Charity is currently funding more than 70 […]

Why You Should Become a TrustMark Registered Organisation

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A Government Endorsed Quality Scheme – TrustMark, provides reassurance to consumers that are having work carried in or around their home. TrustMark covers a wide range of trades, these are just a few: Bathroom Specialists Builders CCTV Installation Electricians Fence Installers Security Engineers Tree Surgeons You can see the full list on TrustMark’s website here. […]

The Importance of Training

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The culture of an organisation comprises of many aspects but probably the biggest part is the people, who in turn are shaped by the company’s learning and development programme. However, this is often based on formal training which takes employees away from the business and delivers generic content that may not be directly relevant to […]

How Much Does ISO Certification Cost?

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Thinking about the cost of ISO Certification can often put people off. It sounds expensive, but there are many factors that influence the price of the overall project. This blog covers everything you need to know, from choosing the right scope to using a Consultant to Streamline the Process.   Choosing the right scope Before […]