Over the past few months, the Compliance and Information Technology teams at Opus have been working hard to achieve additional information security accreditations. As a result, we are pleased to announce that Opus have been successfully awarded both the ISO27001 (Information Security Management) accreditation and the Cyber Essentials Plus certification.
Stephen Brown, Service Delivery Director said, “We set ourselves a challenge to achieve both the ISO27001 accreditation and Cyber Essentials Plus certification at the same time to further strengthen Opus’s approach to cybersecurity and data protection. During this process, Opus were able to identify and action companywide improvements, including further educating our staff in information security best practice as well as improving our internal security policies. Our decision to achieve both standards demonstrate our commitment to the security of both our own and our client’s’ data.
We wanted to assure our customers that by choosing to work with Opus, they were working with a trusted technology partner who adheres to industry-leading, best practice security controls and one that takes their information security and compliance very seriously.
Achieving these standards is a real milestone for Opus and a testament to all the hard work that has been delivered in these past few months and we look forward to achieving our fourth ISO accreditation in the near future.”
Opus holds the ISO 27001, 9001 and 14001 accreditations alongside Cyber Essentials Plus
More on ISO 27001 accreditation:
The ISO 27001 accreditation comprises of an information security management system ISMS which in effect is a set of security related systems, procedures, processes and policies that manage information security risks across the business.
More on Cyber Essentials Plus:
The Cyber Essentials Plus certification is the highest level you can achieve within the Cyber Essentials scheme. To achieve it you have to meet a comprehensive set of criteria and there are several tests on the business cyber security systems including vulnerability testing to make sure Opus are protected against hacking and phishing attacks.