Ayima Achieve BSI ISO 27001 Accreditation

Nicky Applegarth
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24th February 2017

As a digital agency that handles sensitive information daily, we at Ayima feel it’s important to meet the highest standards of security, both physically and technologically. And it’s for those reasons and more that we are thrilled to announce we have been awarded the British Standard Institution’s ISO 27001 Information Security accreditation.

The BSI certification identifies an organisation that has “implemented a robust approach to managing information security (infosec) and building resilience” when overseeing assets such as “financial information, intellectual property, employee details or information entrusted to you by third parties.”

For us, that meant ensuring that our diverse client base’s information is and will remain safe, while making it clear to new clients that the data we process is secure. It also ensures that our procedures meet the internationally recognised ISO code of best practice for Information Security Management. Other benefits include having a more streamlined internal organisation and a stronger security culture overall.

We immediately got started, arranging training with the BSI and forming our own ISO Committee whose members worked painstakingly to build Ayima’s personalised Information Security Management System (ISMS).

The committee worked swiftly and effectively to bring Ayima up to speed, in particular Courtni, our Information Security Officer and Facilities Manager, who made sure that the tight timelines for preparing everything were adhered to.

Ekky, our Group HR Director, added “We are incredibly proud of gaining our ISO27001 certification, especially within such a short period of time. It reflects the enormous effort put in by the entire team.”

As a services and technology provider this achievement emphasises our commitment to data security and maintaining robust processes to ensure the best possible service for our clients.

Those sentiments were shared by the BSI’s ISO Audit Team’s views of Ayima’s speedy move toward accreditation. They commented that they “have never experienced an organisation going through this process so quickly without assistance from external consultants.”

Going forward, the goal is to make sure ISO is habitual in everything we do, and to begin the process of attaining accreditation for the rest of the business throughout our global offices.

Written By Nicky Applegarth
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