ISO 27001 Accreditation
Visible Capital are delighted to announce that QMS International has awarded us with the ISO 27001 certification. This audited process confirms that the company adheres to information security best practices, and meets the criteria for the highest internationally recognised standard of data security.
ISO 27001 is a specification for an information security standard management system (ISMS). An ISMS is a framework of policies and procedures that includes all legal, physical and technical controls involved in an organisation’s information risk management processes. ISO 27001 was developed to provide a model for establishing, implementing, operating, monitoring, reviewing, maintaining and improving an ISMS.
Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) FG 16/5 ‘Guidance for firms outsourcing to the ‘cloud’ and other third-party IT service’ recommends that as part of firms’ due diligence into potential third-party providers, and as part of ongoing monitoring of service provision that consideration to external assurance of the ISO 27000 series of certifications is advised.
Richard Braidwood, Visible Capital’s Chief Operating Officer stated ‘The ISO 27001 certificate demonstrates our commitment to data security, through the implementation of strict standards and controls. This certification complements the controls we have in place with respect to our FCA requirements, and demonstrates to our current, and prospective clients that the data we handle is being managed and controlled in accordance with the highest internationally recognised standards’.