Successful Information Security Management – ISO 27001

Russell Richardson Limited based in Sheffield, take information security very seriously and recently achieved a successful first-time certification to the demanding ISO 27001 Information Security Management System.

The internationally recognised ISO 27001 information security management system is a systematic and pro-active approach to effectively managing risks to the security of confidential information and information assets.

The implementation of the security management system has fitted perfectly with the Russell Richardson’s existing Integrated Management System structure.

Certification to the standard has provided the business with a workable framework for continually identifying and managing potential risks to information security. This has increased the resilience of all internal and external operations along with boosting overall performance in a critical area of the company’s security activities.

Russell Richardson Limited provides a variety of services such as on or off site document shredding, document archiving, textile and uniform destruction, hard drive shredding (on and off site), electronic media destruction and IT recycling.

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  • Development of practical policies and methods aimed as adding value to the core information security processes.
  • Implementation of best practice in maintaining the confidentiality, integrity and availability of company information along with supporting IT assets.
  • Embracing a continuous improvement model fully aimed at protecting and safeguarding client information & data along with the company’s reputation.
  • Greater security awareness across all levels of the organisation.

What Jonathan Richardson, MD of Russell Richardson Limited has to say about the ISO 27001 project:

ISO 27001 is ideally matched to the Russell Richardson business objectives where the focus is always on developing robust information security management systems. Achieving certification has been an effective and tangible way of demonstrating how serious we take information security.

We selected Brian from a number of advisors to work with us on the project and have been impressed by his flexible approach to adopting the ISO 27001 requirements in a practical and easily understandable way. He got on well with staff at all levels of the organisation, which was critical to embedding the information security requirements across all business processes (internally & externally).

I would have no hesitation of recommending Brian to other organisations who were considering introducing information security systems or other management standards.

Jonathan Richardson, MD of Russell Richardson Limited