Cloud Direct secures ISO 27001:2013 certification
By Catherine McFarland • 06 Mar 2015
In recognition of Cloud Direct’s commitment to global standards for security best practice, the packaged cloud provider was today awarded ISO 27001:2013 certification.
ISO 27001:2013 is the latest international standard and benchmark for information security management. The certification demonstrates that Cloud Direct has implemented and upholds an independently assessed and certified information security management system (ISMS).
The certification proves to customers, suppliers and stakeholders that Cloud Direct is committed to, and compliant with, global best practice for information security. It also proves that Cloud Direct can support its customers’ obligations under the Data Protection Act (DPA) 1998, and has robust policies around access control, incident management, business continuity, physical security, human resources and technical procedures.
Vicky Gregory, who manages Cloud Direct’s business process improvements, said: “The 2013 certification is the most up-to-date you can get. We’ve been ISO 27001 and 20000 certified for some years now, so our new 2013 certification means we’re continuing to improve our standards in keeping with global best practice.
"It means we not only continue to implement more controlled and standardised ways of working, but we are also responding to changes in technology, such as the introduction of personal mobile devices and flexible working, with more rigorous and frequent monitoring, reporting and analysis of our operational performance. This includes regular risk analysis and testing of our business continuity plans.”
Brett Raynes, CEO of Cloud Direct, said: “How does this affect our customers? Our customers should continue to get an ever faster, better quality service from us. Perhaps most important is the security factor. Every single one of our customers can continue to feel secure in the knowledge that their information, data and systems are safe in our hands. ”
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