We are excited to announce we have recently been certified to ISO 27001.
The world’s leading standard for information security management systems (ISMS), ISO 27001 contains a set of high-level standards for handling information securely.
Why Did AWD Get ISO 27001 Certified?
Choosing to undergo the rigorous ISO 27001 certification process was a deliberate decision made by AWD. As a company, we recognise the primacy of information security for our business and, most importantly, for our clients.
However, acknowledging the significance of information security and implementing well-intentioned practices alone was not sufficient for us. Our goal was to excel beyond expectations by protecting our internal information as well as the information entrusted to us by our clients.
As a result, we have aligned ourselves with ISO 27001, the global standard for information security. By adopting best practices, we aimed to solidify our commitment to excellence and provide our clients with the utmost confidence in their data security.
Overall, our decision to pursue ISO 27001 certification was driven by our commitment to ensuring robust information security measures across our organisation and providing the highest level of protection for our clients.
To obtain ISO 27001 certification, AWD underwent a thorough audit process, aiming to demonstrate that its Information Security Management System (ISMS) fulfills the standard’s requirements. The audit, conducted by a JAS-ANZ Accredited Body, encompassed all facets of AWD’s information security, ranging from policies and procedures to the technical controls employed for data protection.
Throughout our journey, we implemented several crucial measures, including:
- Consolidation of Data Storage Systems: We streamlined our data storage infrastructure to enhance efficiency and security.
- Structured Controls over Data Access: We implemented strict controls to regulate and monitor access to sensitive information, reducing the risk of unauthorised exposure.
- Enhanced Onboarding and Offboarding Practices: Our processes for welcoming new employees and managing departures were strengthened to ensure smooth transitions while maintaining data security.
- Mobile Device Management across Our Laptop Fleet: We implemented robust mobile device management protocols to secure our laptop fleet and prevent data breaches in case of loss or theft.
- Information Security Training for All Staff: We provided comprehensive training to our entire workforce, equipping them with the knowledge and skills necessary to identify and address potential security threats.
- Upgraded Cybersecurity Measures: We bolstered our cybersecurity defenses with advanced technologies and protocols to safeguard against evolving cyber threats.
By implementing these measures, we strengthened our information security framework, aligning it with the strict requirements set forth by ISO 27001. This commitment to excellence underscores our dedication to protecting our clients’ data and maintaining the highest information security standards.
The successful completion of the ISO 27001 certification process demonstrates our unwavering commitment to providing a secure environment for our clients’ information and demonstrates trust in our ability to effectively manage risks associated with data security and privacy.
What This Certification Means for Our Clients
By achieving this certification, we demonstrate our commitment to information security, compliance, and regulatory compliance. Using advanced systems and processes that prioritise the utmost security and confidentiality of all information we handle, track, and share holds significant implications for our clients.
By ensuring data integrity and associated processes, we ensure that our clients can place complete trust in our services. Additionally, we have fostered a culture of information security among our team members by cultivating a deep awareness of its importance.
Our ISO 27001 certification is a testament to our commitment to information security, compliance, and regulation, as well as to our proactive and systematic approach to secure information management. With these practices in place, we prioritise our clients’ data security, ensuring confidentiality, integrity, and availability at all times.
Commitment to information security as an ongoing journey
Information security is constantly evolving, and we are in the best position to stay up-to-date on these developments because of our certification and our internal team of ISO 27001 auditors. Auditing our processes at least every year will help us maintain and improve our information security so our clients can always trust our services.
If you are interested in learning more about what we do as part of our ISO 27001 compliance consultation services, and how we can help you achieve ISO 27001 certification, please contact us. We would be happy to assist you.