Wednesday, September 24, 2008

1st ISO 27001 certification in France for security audits of IT systems

Solucom, leading player in IT security, has just received certification to ISO/IEC 27001:2005 for its auditing services of the security of IT systems.

This internationally recognized certification guarantees the implementation of a management system and both organizational and technical security measures. It involves a regular reassessment of risks and facilitates continuous improvement. Solucom’s auditing service was audited and certified by LSTI[1], which is accredited by COFRAC[2].

Laurent Bellefin, Director of Security Operations at Solucom states that, “This is the first 27001 certification in France for security audits of IT systems[3]. We carry out more than a hundred audits annually, which involves handling sensitive client data. The certification and the regular, independent follow-up inspections are our clients’ guarantee that we are outstanding in the protection of the data they provide us.”

Obtaining the certification also enhances what Solucom has to offer in risk management consulting. Gérôme Billois, Security Manager, adds, “This certification demonstrates our commitment to ISO 27001 and our skill in implementing it. It is yet a further proof of our ability to support our major account clients in their own plans for certification or implementation of the standard.”

In France ISO 27001 is eliciting major interest among big companies. “Implementing the standard lets you formalize your security initiatives and ensure you are on top of the risks and constantly improving, which are essential points in today’s governance,” adds Gérôme Billois.

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