Unicorn praised for information security

Unicorn Training has been commended on the quality of its information security following its annual audit for ISO 27001 certification.

Unicorn’s commitment to superior information security was first recognised with certification for ISO 27001, ratified by the British Standards Institution (BSI), in August 2011, and we are delighted that recognition has been renewed after our first annual inspection.

ISO 27001 is the only auditable international standard defining the requirements for an Information Security Management System (ISMS), helping organisations manage and protect valuable information assets. Unicorn Training has built its ISMS in SharePoint and information security has been embedded in the core operation of the business.

Stuart Jones, Unicorn Training Director of IT, said: “We are really pleased with the audit report. We’ve worked hard this year to implement the recommendations in our initial report and develop new safeguards and measures to ensure our clients can continue having complete confidence that their information is secure. This is a fundamental given in every customer relationship Unicorn has and is critical to the success of our business. We continue trying to improve information security while being on guard for new threats or incidents.”

ISO 27001 is designed to ensure the selection of adequate and proportionate security controls to give customers complete confidence they are dealing with a robust and secure business, especially critical in the financial services arena.

The certification comprises 10 factors including information security policy, security organisation, asset classification controls, personnel security, physical security, communication management, access controls, system deployment, continuity planning and compliance.

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