LONDON, March 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
This latest standard supersedes ISO 27001:2005, which SmartDebit had achieved previously, and is the recognised international benchmark for Information Security Management. Certification was achieved following a complete review and audit of all SmartDebit's information and data security processes.
ISO 27001:2013 places greater emphasis on measuring and evaluating how well an organisation's Information Security Management System is performing. This in turn enables organisations to identify risks and implement appropriate controls to reduce those risks.
Added importance is given to providing proactive ongoing data monitoring systems incorporating the areas of: organisation of information security; asset management; access control; physical and environmental security; operations security; incident management and business continuity management.
ISO 27001:2013 revisions have been driven by a need for consideration of changes in technology, outsourcing and increased reliance on data centres and mobile technology which SmartDebit embraces and continuously underpins with robust data security controls.
The focus of the standard is on continually improving policies, processes and working practices.
SmartDebit's Chief Information Technology Officer, Mark Hargrave, said, "At SmartDebit we take security of data and systems extremely seriously and pride ourselves on being ahead of our marketplace. We are always seeking new ways to improve our systems and security to ensure we maintain this leading position. Achieving certification in the newer and tougher 2013 standard is a testament to our commitment to high standards and continual improvement of our security frameworks."
Visit the website http://www.smartdebit.co.uk/about-us/accreditations.
Payment Solutions Ltd trading as SmartDebit® is the UK's leading Direct Debit Bureau (Bureau no. B08032), specialising in payment processing on behalf of businesses, not-for-profits and the public sector since 1998.
Payment Solutions Ltd trading as SmartDebit® is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) under the Payment Services Regulations 2009 (registration no. 612857), a Bacs Approved Bureau, ISO 27001:2013 Certified and adheres to PCI DSS Level 1 standards.