IQ Verify achieves prestigious ISO 27001 Information Security Management accreditation from UKAS

IQ Verify has gained approval from the United Kingdom Accreditation Service to certificate to ISO 27001, the standard for Information Security Management.

Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) provide a framework of policies and procedures that include a range of legal, physical and technical controls for an organisation’s information risk management process.

As information security is becoming increasingly paramount in businesses, this standard is vital towards proving a business protects client data.

“We’re delighted that we’ve been granted UKAS approval to assess against this critical standard,” said Raymond Clarke, chairman of IQ Verify. “We’ve placed organisational resilience at the heart of IQ Verify, while information security management as a discipline is now very much an integral aspect of business continuity.”

Raymond Clarke: chairman of IQ Verify

Raymond Clarke: chairman of IQ Verify

Clarke has also announced that IQ Verify intends to runs a series of Workshops based on ISO 27001 in conjunction with the Institute of Administrative Management (IAM) and other industry partners.

IQ Verify’s achievement of ISO 27001 approval follows on from recent UKAS accreditation for BS 7958:2015 and authorisation from the UK’s Surveillance Camera Commissioner to audit to the UK Surveillance Camera Code of Practice.

Clarke also informed Risk UK: “We expect to make further significant announcements on the development of the IQ Verify Organisational Resilience and Security suites of standards in the coming months.”

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Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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