Entec is committed to operating to the highest standards of information security, to protect clients’ data in an increasingly digital world. Accordingly, the company will be investing in further strengthening its Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) to achieve ISO 27001 accreditation – a rigorous international information security standard that is recognised worldwide.
“Whilst managing complex and challenging supply chains is our day to day business, Entec is increasingly responsible for managing the flow of client data and information. It is critical that we secure this business intelligence, both in transit between our companies and in storage,” Managing Director Allan Gechie comments, “Business to business transactions are increasingly handled via EDI transmissions, ensuring data flows in real time between our ERP systems. By implementing policies, procedures and practices that will ensure full ISO27001 certification, we will be providing our clients with the confidence that their data is in safe hands at Entec.”
He adds, “Although the strict management and control of data is clearly important, we must also be able to respond to our clients’ ever changing demands for agility and access to management information reports – and getting that balance right is key to the project success.”
The excellent reputation of ISO 27001 is driven by its requirement for ongoing improvement, so that Entec will be subject to annual assessments to keep its ISO 27001 certification up-to-date.
ISO/IEC 27001:2013 (also known as ISO27001) is the international standard that sets out the specification for an information security management system (ISMS). Its best-practice approach helps organisations manage information security by addressing people and processes as well as technology.
Part of the ISO 27000 series of information security standards, ISO 27001 is a framework that helps organisations “establish, implement, operate, monitor, review, maintain and continually improve an ISMS”.