With the risk of potentially catastrophic data breaches now at the very top of the corporate agenda, Reliance High-Tech has demonstrated its commitment to the highest standards of information security with its latest accreditation to ISO 27001 for the full Reliance Protect operation.
The accreditation is one of several demanding quality and information security management benchmarks to which the company adheres and operates, in turn highlighting its commitment to protecting client data and confidentiality.
“Organisations are increasingly aware of the serious consequences that can result from data breaches,” asserted Andy Schofield, Reliance High-Tech’s director of technology. “Apart from the direct impact of criminal activity, with stolen data being exploited, any failure to adequately protect data can have a catastrophic impact on public confidence. It only takes one breach to cause untold damage.”
Confidential information totally secure
The ISO 27001 standard demonstrates that confidential information is kept secure, that it’s managed efficiently and that vulnerabilities are highlighted and addressed on a continual basis.
Among other requirements is a duty for all employees to report any potential lapses of which they are aware, from simple bad practice such as leaving passwords visible to more fundamental system weaknesses they may spot.
“Training and engagement by members of staff at every level is essential when it comes to creating a culture wherein information is seen as being of vital importance and something that must be protected,” added Schofield.
Clean sweep on all metrics
Reliance High-Tech not only passed this latest independent assessment first time, but remarkably the business scored a clean sweep on all metrics with no areas of concern identified by the assessors.
“As security providers we know that we have a great responsibility in handling the sensitive customer information to which we have access,” explained Terry Sallas, managing director at Reliance High-Tech. “We’re aware of the threats to data security and ISO 27001 accreditation proves that we have the systems in place to guard against them.”
Sallas went on to state: “The real significance of this achievement is that it embeds the notion of continuous evaluation and improvement in our culture. The effort needed to achieve the ISO 27001 requirements is high, but going beyond that we’re actively challenging our own data security practices on a daily basis which is why this latest re-assessment was so successful.”