The Evros Technology Group has gained the much sought-after ISO/IEC 27001 accreditation for its Managed Services department, following eight months of in-depth preparation and a successful audit.
This latest accreditation follows the company’s earlier accolade of Tech Excellence Awards: ‘Managed Service Company of the Year 2018’, and ‘Cloud Partner of the Year 2018’ for its Enterprise Cloud Company, Digital Planet.
ISO/IEC 27001 adopts a process-based approach for establishing, implementing, operating, monitoring, maintaining, and improving an Information Security Management System (ISMS), providing a framework built upon best common practices to manage Information Security.
Evros Quality and Compliance Manager, Christiaan de Vries said of the coveted accreditation:
“Achieving the ISO/IEC 27001 accreditation further demonstrates that we take our customers, and their data extremely seriously. It is proof that industry security best practices are followed, that our processes to manage our and our client’s security posture work.”
Christiaan continues: “Following our initial Stage 1 audit in 2017, it took us approximately eight months to roll-out, adjust, test and audit each policy, control and process before we were confident that our organisation was ready to undergo a Stage 2 audit, which was performed by our certification partner, Certification Europe.”
The accreditation is further preparation towards building the company’s Security Division from which the Evros Technology Group will be able to offer Managed Security Services to its current client base, and to other companies in need of such services.
Services to fall under the new Evros Security Division include Security Consultancy, Security Incident and Event Management (SIEM) as a Service, System Hardening and Network Vulnerability Testing.
CIO Evros Technology Group Joe Brady, who leads the security division, said: “Companies are more and more aware of their responsibilities with respect to data security. With GDPR laws in place, companies can be fined up to 4% of their turnover, or €20m (whichever is higher), and as such the need for helping clients secure their data is becoming more apparent. We see our new SOC as a continuation of our dedication to helping our clients stay safe.”
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