fscom, the Belfast-headquartered provider of regulatory compliance and financial crime advisory services to some of the world’s leading Financial Institutions, has been successful in achieving certification to ISO 27001:2013, the internationally-recognised information security standard for organisations. Quadra was delighted to have been commissioned by fscom to guide them through the development and implementation of the Information Security Management System, which has been rigorously tested against the requirements of ISO 27001:2013 standard.
ISO 27001:2013 outlines the requirements for establishing a framework to manage and safeguard the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data based in an organisation. By undertaking the implementation and subsequent certification to ISO 27001:2013, fscom’s intention was to further strengthen their position as a trusted leading provider of regulatory compliance services for financial service institutions.
Maintaining and elevating clients’ trust and credibility in fscom was of paramount importance and this certification helps establish this. Certification to the standard provides fscom’s clients with confidence in their services and assurance that there are robust controls in place which will help maintain and continuously improve the relationship and integrity of information between the organisations.
In order to assist fscom achieve certification in the most seamless way, Quadra was responsible for implementing the following approach;
- A review of fscom’s existing policies and processes.
- Gap analysis delivery of existing policies vs ISO 27001 requirements.
- Creation of the Statement of Applicability.
- Support in the creation of the supporting polices and processes for the Information Security Management System.
- Support to fscom during the implementation.
- Performing internal audits prior to certification.
- Training fscom staff in ISO 27001 internal audit processes.
By achieving ISO 27001:2013, fscom provides clients with the “Badge on the wall” proof that they are working with a partner who puts the security of their information and protection of their assets, resources and people at the forefront of their minds at all times. It provides assurance to all potential and existing clients and showcases fscom’s unwavering commitment to investment in information security which is more important now in the new world of remote working than it ever was before.