Our Proud Announcement
Today marks a special day for The Virtual IT Department. We are thrilled to share our achievement of theISO 27001:2022 accreditation. This isn't merely a certificate on the wall—it's a clear testament to our relentless drive to ensure top-notch data security for our clients.
Diving Deeper into ISO27001:2022
For those wondering about the significance, let's break it down. The ISO 27001:2022 is centred around an Information Security Management System (ISMS). An ISMS is a comprehensive framework of policies and practices that an organisation adopts to manage and minimise risks to its vital information assets. This accreditation is a prestigious, globally recognised standard that signifies excellence in data protection. In Australia, ISO compliant organisations are registered and recognised by a centralised body called JAS-ANZ. It is also where you can go to search and validate a business touting the ISO 27001 accreditation standard is indeed registered and compliant. Organisations that bear this mark have proven that they prioritise and effectively implement top-tier data protection strategies. Securing this accreditation required rigorous checks and evaluations by independent experts in a two staged audit approach. We're delighted to share that their scrutiny highlighted our dedication and excellence in data security as we were awarded our three year accreditation in September 2023.
Client Benefits—Beyond Just Security
This accomplishment does more than just underscore our security capabilities. It's our pledge to you, our valued clients. You can move forward with even greater confidence, knowing that we have stringent security measures across every service we provide—be it IT support, cloud solutions, or any other offering. And behind these layers of security is a team brimming with passion and expertise, laser-focused on ensuring your data remains uncompromised.
In a time where online threats constantly evolve and adapt, we recognise the paramount importance of staying ahead. Data is the lifeblood of modern business, and its security is non-negotiable. Our pursuit of the ISO 27001:2022 accreditation stems from our deep-seated commitment to safeguarding this vital asset and a recognition that the data we are entrusted with is indeed a great responsibility and to be taken seriously.
Our Future Path
Achieving this accreditation is a significant milestone, but for us, it marks the beginning of an ongoing journey. Our dedication is to constant evolution, refining our practices, adopting the latest technologies, and ensuring we remain at the forefront of data security. Compliance is maintained through a rigorous internal review schedule, management boards and training. Whilst the accreditation lasts 3 years before needing to externally review again, we run quarterly internal audits and review cycles to ensure that it isn’t just another certification on the wall, but a safer and more intentional way of handling the data that is held within our organisation.
Attaining the ISO27001:2022 isn't just an achievement—it's a promise to our community. We're not just your go-to IT department; we're your trusted partners in navigating the challenges of the digital age.
A Personal Touch
We understand that the digital landscape, especially security, can be overwhelming. Rest assured, we're not just here as tech experts but as genuine partners in business. Our team, fueled by a passion for safeguarding data, is always eager to assist, educate, and guide. We have assisted many organisations through the technical side of achieving their ISO 27001:2022 accreditation as well as have a trained and certified internal auditor on team, available to help you navigate what can be an overwhelming but important step. Have questions or need insights? Please, reach out. We cannot wait to hear from you.