CFMS prioritises cyber security with new accreditations

We’re pleased to announce that CFMS has been awarded accreditations for Information Security Management ISO27001 and Quality Management ISO9001,
as part of our continued commitment to cyber security and quality across the business.

CFMS is committed to remaining up to date with the latest developments in cyber security, guaranteeing the safety of employee and customer data, now and in the future. This commitment involves continuous development of robust systems, as well as continuous upgrades to our training and resources available to staff.

New and emerging cyber risks are a harsh reality that many businesses face today, especially as remote working and public cloud usage becomes the norm. Cyber criminals are actively seeking opportunities to exploit these trends, employing tactics from traditional email phishing scams to advanced sophisticated attacks, all with the intention of compromising sensitive data held from organisations. Without a robust cyber security strategy, attackers can easily infiltrate systems, intercept communication and steal data. It is evident that mitigating these risks and safeguarding both data and organisational assets has become increasingly crucial in an ever-evolving cyber landscape.

We are committed to following a high-quality and consistent security management system, backed by an independent, expert assessment of whether all the data that we process is adequately protected. Therefore, through ISO 27001, we have evolved our existing robust procedures and processes to comply with international standards and leverage this recognised baseline for maintaining and continually improving an information security management system. The entire certification leads us to the appropriate requirements for an information security management system (ISMS) in our company — a systematic approach to managing sensitive company information so that it remains secure.

The project has been led by our very own Tom Laing, Compliance Manager and Vickie Heyward, Business Support, at CFMS. Speaking on the accreditation, Tom said: “Unfortunately, the threat to sensitive data within the engineering industry is a very real one. While CFMS has always been a forward-thinking organisation that puts its people and customers’ first, these certifications are a credit to the business’ continued dedication to improving our staff’s knowledge around cyber security, data protection and privacy management.”

“Not only does this ensure the most up to date information and education is available for our employees, but our customers can also rest in the knowledge that their privacy and security is a top priority for CFMS too.”

Here’s a round-up of everything you need to know about the accreditations:

What’s the ISO9001 accreditation?

The ISO9001 accreditation is an internationally recognised standard for Quality Management, and it intends to give participants the knowledge to implement, maintain, and audit effective Quality Management Systems (QMS).

Organisations use the standard to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements to a desired standard of quality.

What’s the ISO27001 accreditation?

The ISO27001 is an internationally recognised specification for an Information Security Management System (ISMS) and plays a vital role in enabling organisations to effectively manage crucial information assets such as customer data, personal data, intellectual property and more.

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