Kent-based office technology and IT specialists Blackbox Solutions has successfully gained the prestigious ISO 27001 and ISO 9001 Certificates.
ISO is the International Organisation for Standardisation and recognises organisations that incorporate best practice procedures and high standards into their everyday operations.
Blackbox Solutions has been awarded the ISO 27001 certificate which confirms the company’s commitment to efficient data security and management. The certificate requires an information security management system (ISMS) be introduced and training provided for all staff members. An ISMS is a systematic approach to managing sensitive company information so that it remains secure. Its implementation ensures that companies mitigate the risk of a data security breach and, in the event of a breach, have an established plan to get the business back up and running with as little impact as possible.
At the same time the company has also been certified to ISO 9001 international standard that requires the implementation of a quality management system (QMS). Organisations use the standard to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements.
Colin Griffin, Managing Director at Blackbox Solutions, said: “ISO 27001 is a demanding standard and it’s a great achievement for us to reach it.
“Attaining and following the standard will help keep our information assets secure and reassure our clients that we operate to the highest possible standards and have a management system to secure information provided by them. Achieving ISO 9001 further demonstrates our commitment to excellent customer service and quality standards throughout our operation.
“With the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018, it is reassuring to know that we are already operating well within the regulations and it enables us to work with our clients and other organisations to ensure their systems are fully robust before next May.”
Blackbox Solutions’ certifications were assessed by CQS (Certified Quality Systems) Ltd, an organisation specialising in ISO assessment and certification.
Picture: Managing Director Colin Griffin being awarded Backbox Solutions’ ISO 27001 Certificate by Neil Urquart, Lead Auditor of CQS Ltd.