We are pleased to announce that the British Standards Institution has recommended CrowdComms for ISO27001 security certification.
What is ISO27001, and who is the awarding body?
ISO27001 is the international standard for information security and gaining this certification highlights that your ISMS (information security management system) conforms to information security best practices.
The excellent framework provided by the BSI certification is recognised globally and covers companies that are continually developing their product infrastructure. As we are regularly reviewing, updating and expanding the capabilities of our event technology as part of our innovation process and as a response to customer feedback, having this extra level of security scrutiny and cover was essential. Investing in this level of information security enables us to continually review and refine the way we manage and protect our information, not just for today, but also for the future.
Our Information Security Manager, Donna Fielding, commented:
“Many organisations are ISO27001 certified, however, the certification standards can differ significantly between the awarding bodies. UKAS certified suppliers, such as BSI, demand a higher level of scrutiny in the form of a lengthy and in-depth auditing process. At CrowdComms, not only do we want our clients to have 100% faith in the security of our platform and their information, but as part of our company ethos, we want to set the highest expectations for ourselves in terms of the service that we provide. Information security is an integral part of that service.”
Preparing for the BSI audit was no mean feat. It involved five days of comprehensive auditing: including observations of the company working environment and thorough scrutiny of development, production and systems. Randomised staff awareness interviews also ensured that all personnel have an in-depth knowledge of procedures and information safety protocol.
“Not only have CrowdComms been recommended for certification, but there were no non-conformances raised and no suggestions for improvement. Being given a clean bill of health in terms of information security was a tremendous accolade and a testament to the work of our Information Security Manager and the CrowdComms’ team.” Matt Allen, Managing Director
Why is ISO27001 so important?
As a cloud-based supplier, it’s imperative to our clients that we have an information security framework and one that sets out our information security policies and procedures. It is not a given that every event technology company has this level of certification, and it is worthwhile investigating this before choosing a platform provider for your next event.
Our ISO27001 certification will reassure our clients that we take the security of their information seriously and that we have all of the processes and procedures in place to ensure that their event is protected.
If you’re looking for an event software provider, that is ISO27001 certified by a UKAS accredited supplier and who takes the security of your event seriously, get in touch with us today.