Inspired Testing proves Fort Knox-like security to ISO… twice
Dynamic Technologies’ group company, Inspired Testing, has – for the second time – achieved one of the most difficult-to-retain information security management certifications: The ISO/IEC 27001 certificate, which demonstrates that a company can be trusted with information because it has sufficient effective controls in place to protect it.
ISO standards support “better business, better regulation, better products and services”, according to ISO.org, and ISO 27001 ensures compliance with evolving global information security legislation.
The promulgation of the POPI Act in South Africa in July 2021, as well as the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of 2018, have modernised laws that protect the personal information of individuals, strengthening their rights and giving them greater control over their personal information. These regulations, combined with the ever-growing threat of cyber breaches, cyber crime and malware require companies with internet access to ensure their security management systems are able to protect their customers’ and other stakeholders’ data.
Jacques Fouché, CEO, Inspired Testing, says as a software testing company, Inspired Testing is exposed to vast volumes of data from a range of industries they work with. “We are fully committed to protecting all information held or accessed by us, which means that attaining and retaining ISO 27001 certification is key to our operations, and takes us to another level of security.”
The payoff for certification can be game-changing – proving that ISO 27001-certified businesses maintain exceptional standards of security, and demonstrating that their internal processes consistently uphold the 10 clauses of the certificate.
Fouché adds: “Achieving and maintaining the ISO 27001 standards for us also means that all key staff members understand the full implications of the certification, and that ongoing internal training and support is inculcated throughout the company, from the top down.”