Data Security Accreditation: Is it Worth it?

An article recently published in Compute Weekly (11th September) investigated the importance of gaining accreditation and certifications within a business and with National Cyber Security Awareness month upon us, we spoke to our Managing Director, James Proctor, as to why he thought it was essential for our business to gain cyber and data security accreditations.

What accreditation does WJPS have and what do they mean?

ISO 27001: 2013: An international information security standard that provides a systematic approach to managing information security through policy and procedures.

ISO 9001: 2015: An international standard for quality management systems which means we must follow the requirements set in the standard.

Cyber Essentials: A UK Government backed, industry supported scheme, that aims to help organisations protect themselves against common online threats.

How important are they to the business?

They are an essential aspect of what we do. We work closely with the NHS, Councils  and other public sector businesses and we have to be able to prove that we have up to date processes and procedures surrounding data security standards. As a software development company, our ethos includes ensuring we are at the forefront of these procedures and following forms of best practice and this accreditation supports this.

Why does it help the organisations you work with?

It offers reassurance and it shows a high level of understanding that best supports our Clients’ needs. We want our clients to know that they are working with a business which delivers on the best practice available and have that knowledge that this is something they don’t need to worry about because we have their back.

Find out more about how our Councils Web Communications System can ensure your Cyber and Data Security.

Published: 01/10/2019 Published by: Rebecca Proctor

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