The security of software and professional services is a growing concern for customers and is of paramount importance for technology providers like Smart Manufacturing Technology (SMT).
To demonstrate our commitment to the highest standards of industry practice in information security, SMT have attained UKAS accredited certification to the requirements of ISO 27001:2022.
ISO 27001 is developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and is recognised worldwide as the leading international standard for best practice in information security management.
To attain this certification SMT was subject to rigorous external audit and assurance activities undertaken by a UKAS accredited ISO 27001 certification body. This included a full document review of our Information Security Management System (ISMS), and an on-site audit of our information systems and security controls. It is representative of SMT’s clear commitment to information security, that we passed these assurance activities without a single non-conformance being identified.
By working with an ISO 27001 certified technology partner, clients of SMT have independent assurance that we are held to a high standard of information security management, ensuring that SMT fosters an information security culture prioritising security by design through an independently reviewed secure development life cycle (SSDLC) which is aligned with industry recognised secure coding, development, and engineering principles.
The Benefits of ISO 27001
Achieving ISO 27001 certification comes with many benefits including:
Increased Client Confidence
As an ISO 27001:2022 certified business SMT can offer assurance and surety to existing and potential clients.
The ISO 27001 certification differentiates SMT from the competition and demonstrates our commitment to protect customer information.
Legal and Regulatory Compliance
ISO 27001 requires that certified institutions comply with regulatory requirements relating to data protection and information security and ensures that certified bodies are aware of their legal and regulatory obligations.
Resilient Business Operations
Compliance with the ISO 27001 standard promotes cyber resilience, effective security incident response, disaster recovery and business continuity processes, to ensure the resilience and continuity of business operations.
Best Practice Security Controls
The latest version of the ISO 27001 standard (ISO 27001:2022) includes updated controls for state-of-the-art security, including threat intelligence and data leakage prevention.
Security Risk Management
ISO 27001 requires proactive security risk management, meaning that potential information security risks are identified, assessed, and mitigated on a continuous basis.
Growth and Continuous Improvement
ISO 27001 is a scalable management system allowing for continued growth whilst ensuring efficiencies in information security.
Continuous improvement is fundamental to ISO management systems, and as with other ISO management systems, the ISO PDCA cycle of continuous improvement is central to 27001, requiring that businesses continually improve their ISMS, to ensure it remains effective in a rapidly changing security landscape.
Thank You For Reading
Security of software and professional services is of paramount importance for us and we are committed to the highest standards of industry practice in information security.
We are very proud to achieve UKAS accredited certification to the requirements of ISO 27001:2022, giving our clients independent assurance that we are held to a high standard of information security management.
If you’d like to find out any more information, please do get in contact with a member of the SMT team.