Ward Solutions’ ISO 27001 accreditation service
16 May 2016 | 0
Information security specialist Ward Solutions has launched a new ISO 27001 consultancy service.
The service follows a €50,000 investment in certification training for staff, resulting in more than 10 security professionals being ISO 27001 accredited. Ward Solutions is now recognised as an Associate Consultant Partner by the British Standards Institution (BSI), the organisation that oversees the certification process.
This partnership distinguishes Ward as the first and only information security provider in the Republic of Ireland certified to offer ISO 27001 consultation services to organisations hoping to receive the accreditation. The company said it will be identified to new customers by the BSI as a specialist that can help with the certification procedure.
The company now offers two forms of consultation. The first is for organisations to assess readiness for BSI assessment, with a review by Ward. The second is for companies in the early stages of preparation towards becoming ISO 27001 compliant. Ward Solutions will offer these companies comprehensive step-by-step consultancy through the complex accreditation process.
“Irish enterprises and government bodies are increasingly making ISO 27001 accreditation a mandatory requirement to work with them as part of their supply chain assurance,” said Pat Larkin, CEO, Ward Solutions. “As the only company in Ireland to be recognised as an Associate Consultant Partner by the BSI, Ward Solutions can provide clients with unique guidance towards accreditation, something that will provide us with a strong competitive advantage in Ireland.
“Prior to last year we didn’t have any ISO 27001 Associate Consultant Partners in the Republic of Ireland,” said John Whyte, British Standards Institution, “and we’re delighted to offer this to Ward Solutions. This accreditation highlights Ward’s in-depth and unique expertise in the Irish market to provide consulting services to companies seeking to become ISO 27001 compliant.”
“ISO 27001 is the international benchmark for information security management systems. It offers a way for companies to set themselves apart from their competition by exceeding the industry standard. Ward’s new consulting service will remove the complexity associated with achieving this standard and will enable more Irish organisations to become ISO 27001 compliant,” said Whyte.