ISO Standards are internationally known and developed by national and international standard committees. They highlight the fact you are producing services that are safe, reliable and of good quality. ISO Standards open doors to new customers and strengthen your existing business.
ISO standards not only help you comply with regulations – in conjunction with third-party certification by an accredited certification body, they also help you demonstrate to potential customers and authorities that you are doing things ‘by the book’ and providing quality products or services.
Solid foundations are the makings of a good business and ISO standards provide the bedrock for any business wishing to expand their customer base.
Net-Defence have a dedicated team of people to help you identify, benchmark and audit your current policies and processes. We can help you towards gaining accreditation for:
ISO 27001 Information Security Management
Internationally known as the standard providing requirements for an information security management system. Enables businesses to manage security of assets such as financial information, intellectual property, employee details or information entrusted by third parties, also help towards GDPR compliance.
The way in which you look after and use corporate information can mean the difference between success and failure for your business. Get it right and you’ll grow your customer-base. Get it wrong and the risks and penalties can stop you in your tracks.
ISO 27001 certification demonstrates that your business has systems in place to protect corporate information and data, whether this is online or offline. By gaining ISO 27001, customer and stakeholder confidence is increased and your company’s reputation is improved, allowing you to stand out among competitors.
ISO 27017 Cloud Services Security
Within the 27000 family of standards ISO 27017 deals with additional security controls specifically related to cloud service providers and their customers.
The objectives of the standard are to provide a security control framework and implementation guidance for both cloud service customers and cloud service providers. It identifies the risks and associated controls to use
- Demonstrates your company has robust controls in place to protect cloud held data.
- Protects your brand reputation and reduces the risk of adverse publicity due to data breaches.
- Ensures that local regulations are complied with hence reducing the risk of heavy fines.
- Helps to grow your business by providing common guidelines across different countries
73% OF IT professionals say the biggest obstacle to cloud projects is the security of data
61% OF IT professionals believe the security of data residing in the cloud is an executive concern
ISO9001 Quality Management Systems
ISO9001 is based on a number of quality management principles. Using ISO 9001 ensures that customers receive consistent, good quality products and services from your organisations which in-turn brings many business benefits.
ISO9001 can be used by a business of any size to demonstrate that you have processes in place that deliver a consistent purchasing experience. If you’re interested in proving that you can deliver quality, customer service time-after-time contact us.
Pre Assessment Audit
Who needs one?
Any organisation that has implemented a management system and wishes to determine its readiness to undergo a certification audit can seek a pre-assessment audit.
- Identify any non conformities and observations and implement corrective actions.
- Contributes in the optimal preparation for the certification audit.
- A company can focus its resources on weaknesses that might lead to non-conformities.
- Depending on the outcome, companies can decide to postpone a certification audit that has already been scheduled or, on the contrary, face the certification audit with a renewed confidence.
- Helps Companies avoid unnecessary additional costs.
About the Pre-Assessment Audit
A pre-assessment audit will be performed with the same objectivity as a certification audit. The auditor will conduct activities such as reviewing documentation relevant to the ISO certification the company is pursuing. Interview personnel and process owners and gather information to ascertain compliance. All audits will be carried out on site and as with any audit a report will be produced to highlight all non-conformities and observations found. This will enable the company to improve its processes were required and allow them to proceed to certification with confidence.