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IT Governance helps Wirefast gain ISO27001 certification


Wirefast, a global provider of hosted and fully-managed messaging solutions that improve, automate and enhance communication-based business processes, has gained ISO27001 certification with the help of IT Governance Ltd, the leading experts in ISO27001-compliance and cybersecurity management solutions.

ISO27001 is the international information security standard that provides guidance for developing an Information Security Management System (ISMS) that takes into account business and legal or regulatory requirements and contractual security obligations.

In 2011, Wirefast staff attended an IT Governance ISO27001 training course to improve their knowledge of ISO27001. When they completed the course Wirefast asked IT Governance to provide ISO27001 consultancy support to assist them in gaining ISO27001 certification.
Paul Green, Information Security and Operations Manager at Wirefast , says ‘Having IT Governance on hand to guide our swift adoption of the ISO27001 Standard and provide ongoing expert support has been invaluable.’
Green continues, ‘IT Governance understood the needs of a technology enterprise like ours. Tight control of security updates has always been a part of our attractiveness as a business. We provide secure communications services using the most robust technology platforms – for example, Apache and Red Hat Linux – and we have the fastest turnaround times for checking new systems and upgrades.’

‘Security is not a steady state: you need to develop procedures and apply controls that make sense in a given situation and keep such use under review. If you don’t use a framework, you will end up inventing one. By adopting ISO27001, it will help you develop your own formal management system processes – a huge benefit of operating an ISMS. We can now demonstrate our systems to multi-national organisations and know that we are synchronised with their approach. We just ‘click’ with their thinking!’ concludes Green.

Steve Watkins, Director – Training and Consultancy at IT Governance, said, ‘We are delighted that Wirefast have achieved ISO27001 certification at the first attempt. The company has quickly recognised that full compliance to ISO27001 would ensure the correct emphasis between confidentiality and availability, whilst protecting the integrity of their data.’
As ISO27001 certification is increasingly adopted as best-practice information security management by larger organisations and governments around the world, so more and more companies are being required to achieve the Standard as a basic price of entry to contractual negotiations. Companies like Wirefast that certify to ISO27001 will gain a clear competitive advantage over rival companies that have not adopted the Standard to date.
The IT Governance ISO27001 consultancy service is designed to take all the hassle away from the client by providing the skills and advice required at a cost the client can afford. IT Governance consultants have supported in excess of 100 clients through successful ISO27001 certification projects.

Further information about the ISO 27001 Consultancy Service is available online, from www.itgovernance.co.uk/iso27001_consultancy.aspx. You can also discuss options and timings directly with the friendly, helpful IT Governance service centre team on telephone number +44 (0)845 070 1750.
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