Midshire Achieves ISO 27001
Industry leading, office technology sales and service provider Midshire Business Systems is pleased to announce that is has been awarded yet another internationally recognised standard ISO/IEC 27001:2013 for its ISMS Information Security Management System. This has been certified by the accredited British Standards Institute – BSI.
Security management is becoming increasingly important for businesses and Midshire is committed to protecting its data and that of it its customers from risk.
Midshire completed stage two for ISO 27001 in February 2015, having started the process in November 2014, which coincided with a move to new office and warehouse facilities in West Bromwich. The company has worked across all areas of the business to fully comply with the necessary standards. Detailed audits over five days by BSI confirmed that Midshire had successfully established its data security in line with the ISO 27001 requirements.
Achieving ISO 27001 sets Midshire apart as a forward thinking, responsible supplier, continually looking to improve in all aspects of the business to achieve best practice status.
Midshire has implemented a number of key strategies:
• To manage the protection of client and business data relating to Midshire activities.
• All information assets identified, risk assessed and best industry standards controls implemented.
• A Clear Desk Policy – to ensure confidential paperwork is removed from desks and workstations every night.
• A Clear Screen Policy – to protect the data visible at workstations,
• New threat detection and monitoring software for email, networks and infrastructure.
• Data Erase – Information protected against unauthorised access. Full control of data destruction & hardware, with waste transfer notes and disposal certificates issued.
ISO27001 is an internationally recognised accreditation, and clearly demonstrates Midshire’s commitment to data protection in relation to the supply, installation and maintenance of photocopiers, facsimile machines, digital printers and paper handling equipment.
Sales Director, Kevin Tunley comments: “Data management really is important for Midshire and its customers. ISO 27001 means that when our customers entrust us with their data they can be assured that we are a responsible supplier. The accreditation, will open doors for Midshire to tender for contracts for the larger organisations and government bodies who require this standard as a minimum requirement.”
Compliance Manager, Darren Horton explains: “Whilst working towards the accreditation, all staff have undergone extensive training and overall knowledge of information management has been improved across the company. The company has worked hard to adhere to the necessary regulations and will continue to be audited and assessed via BSI.”
Midshire is already ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and OHSAS 18001 certified by BSI the accredited British Standards Institute. As a full service technology provider the company continues to strive for excellence in all areas to uphold industry stronghold and reputation for excellence.
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