BSI, THE business improvement and standards company, has received official accredited status from the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) in relation to the revised international standard for information security management (ie ISO/IEC 27001:2022 Information Security, Cyber Security and Privacy Protection – Information Security Management Systems – Requirements). This means that the BSI will be one of the first certification bodies to offer UKAS-accredited ISO 27001:2022 certification.
In order to gain this status, the BSI’s transition process and internal auditor training to the revised standard have been independently assessed to ensure they operate at the highest level of quality and service. This assures clients that the certificates issued to them are both credible and impartial.
ISO/IEC 27001 helps organisations of all sectors and sizes secure their information assets, operate efficiently and build their resilience. By adopting its guidance and reviewing processes in line with its requirements, organisations can benefit from:
*reduced cyber security risks
*protected personal records and sensitive information
*stronger business continuity management and compliance
*reduced information security costs
*effective staff training and awareness of information security issues
*increased tendering opportunities
*improved reputation and levels of trust from customers and employees
Matt Page, managing director (UK and Ireland) at the BSI, said: “The information security space is rapidly evolving. The revised international standard for information security management is designed to challenge new and developing threats organisations may encounter, such as those related to moving online to accommodate remote working and being increasingly reliant on cloud-based services. ISO/IEC 27001 has been the de facto information security benchmark for over 18 years now and this latest version ensures that it stays at the forefront of Best Practice.”
Page continued: “Achieving accreditation for ISO/IEC 27001 certification is a testament to the investment the BSI makes in training its auditors to ensure that we can support our clients with as smooth a transition as possible, while still being able to offer certification for new organisations looking to begin their journey towards information resilience. We encourage our existing clients to speak to us and begin their transition to the new standard in order to benefit from its improvements.”
In conclusion, Page noted: “Accredited certification can afford customers complete confidence that the BSI has been independently evaluated for its competence and performance capability and inspires trust in the rigour and impartiality of the assessment process.”
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