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Everything you need to know about IT and technology

Written by Emily Gam
on January 24, 2022

Operating to the highest quality standards has always been a focus for our team, and our new ISO Certifications demonstrate that we are kicking goals in this area.

As part of our ethos, in 2021 we decided to proactively seek new ISO certifications and we are delighted to announce that as of November 2021, we have achieved two ISO Certifications - ISO 27001 Information Security and ISO 27017 Cloud Security.

Both certifications are part of the International Standard for Information and Security Management Systems.

Businesses should work with trusted partners to understand how they can leverage these trends to drive growth in 2022 and beyond.

What are ISO Certifications?

ISO stands for International Organisation for Standardisation, which means any certification from ISO is globally recognised as best practice.

ISO Certifications are recognised in a range of industries from trade and IT to environmental and WHS standards.

Their standards are regulalry assessed and updated, meaning businesses need to stay up-to-date with any changes to ensure they remain certified.


What are the ISO 27001 Information Security and ISO 27017 Cloud Security standards?

These two certifications are security focused, and when achieved they recognise a business which is operating international best practice for cyber security.

For our team, this includes:

  • How we handle and protect data – both our own and our clients
  • How we train our staff
  • The security processes we follow

The main certification, 27001 Information Security, means our business is qualified to manage the security of assets such as financial information, intellectual property, employee details or information entrusted by third parties.

The 27017 Cloud Security means we provide a secure cloud platform through our VAULT platform.

How did we achieve these ISO certifications?

Achieving the ISO 27001 and 27017 standard involves a formal security audit of an organisation to test it directly against the requirements of the standard.

To achieve this certification, a company must show it has a systematic and ongoing approach to managing sensitive company and customer information.

Through the use of our up-to-date technology, high-level approach to cyber security and care for our customers, we were able to demonstrate our dedication to managing sensitive information.

There is not a huge proportion of mid-sized organisations, like Strategic Group that gain these certifications, so we are proud to be once again punching above our weight in the cyber security industry.

Our company will continue with regular follow-up audits to confirm we are continuing to comply with the standards.


What do the certifications mean for you?

While we confidently say we’re dedicated to our cyber security approach, we now have the evidence to back up our claims.

These certifications solidify our company’s commitment to providing best practice cyber security standards to our clients through our services and our cloud platform, VAULT.

If you’re looking for a certified IT provider, who cares about your business and your privacy, get in touch with us.


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