SD Worx UK, Ireland & Mauritius achieves full ISO 27001 certification

22 December 2017

Reading, 22 December 2017 - SD Worx, a global Payroll & HR service provider, is proud to announce that they have been fully awarded ISO 27001 Information Security Management Certification for the design, development, and provision of HR and Payroll Software and Services in all their operational activities across the UK, Ireland and Mauritius.

Reading, 22 December 2017 - SD Worx, a global Payroll & HR service provider, is proud to announce that they have been fully awarded ISO 27001 Information Security Management Certification for the design, development, and provision of HR and Payroll Software and Services in all their operational activities across the UK, Ireland and Mauritius.

ISO 27001 is the international standard which is recognised globally for managing risks to the security of information. The Standard is now rated as the preferred choice for creating and managing a robust, dynamic and adaptable information security management system (ISMS). The Certification to ISO 27001 allows SD Worx to provide assurances to clients and other stakeholders that they are comprehensively managing the security of the information they hold. The Standard covers the whole organisation, not just IT, and encompasses people, processes and technology. This has enabled SD Worx to readily understand risks and embrace security controls as part of the everyday working practices that they do.

ISO 27001 has become the most respected and commonly recognised information security standard worldwide, with a growth rate exceeding 21% of organisations seeking certification just in the last year. At SD Worx, as a trusted brand, we wanted to not just achieve the certification, we wanted to use the certification to drive the business security requirements forward, to make us stand out from other organisations and to provide complete assurance to our customers that information security is at the heart of what we do.

- Charlie Knox, Head of Technology, SD Worx

The SD Worx information security management system helps them to deliver a robust, secure and protected environment for their client and employee data. It also allows for effective management of risks and helps to attain compliance with regulations such as the General Data Protection Regulation. SD Worx strives to ensure its information management system will never stand still and proactively looks to implement continual improvements that enhance its information security posture.

It was very clear to the Certification Europe certification assessment team, over the course of the audit process, that there is solid commitment from SD Worx UK, Ireland and Mauritius to achieve certification to ISO 27001. There was ample evidence of good practice in every sampled aspect and the commitment to continual improvement was demonstrable. Everyone we met throughout the process was extremely courteous and helpful. It is testament to the project team and the organisation that a recommendation for certification was made on the final closing meeting on Friday 24th November. It was a genuine pleasure to work with SD Worx and we look forward to working with you all again in the coming years. Congratulations!

- Simon Loughran, Head of Information Security Services, Certification Europe 

SD Worx significantly invest in multi-layered security, controls and protection across their entire infrastructure, products and processes to protect all their customers.

SD Worx is proud to deliver on a number of key commitments to all, including providing:

Innovation & Insight

SD Worx strives to be innovative and every day the organisation looks to advance the design of state of the art systems including the latest in AI and intelligent threat detection, monitoring 24/7 all traffic in to and out of their platform, quickly identifying and eradicating any suspicious or emerging threats. Next year will see even further advances in the SD Worx technology and integration roadmap and further engaging with their customers to share best practice, insights and learnings.

Expertise, Protection & Prevention

SD Worx has embedded multi-layered and robust controls within their environment to protect all of their customers' data from breaches, compromise or inappropriate manipulation. SD Worx employs some of the best people in the industry and partner with leading suppliers to ensure that they continuously advance their state of the art security across their infrastructure and controls. Independent certification with ISO 27001 challenges SD Worx to ensure they are taking a leading approach and provide essential quality assurance to all their customers.

Regulatory Compliance

The number of laws, regulations and contractual requirements related to information security is growing each year and it is becoming increasingly tougher and more complex with penalties and fines for failure to maintain compliance. To stay secure and avoid regulatory action, SD Worx has identified the laws and regulations that apply to the organisation and have put in measures to ensure compliance to these requirements. By being certified to ISO 27001, SD Worx has taken a best-practice approach in ensuring continual compliance with regulatory requirements. SD Worx achieving accreditation to ISO 27001 enables the organisation to comply with all the core requirements of information related regulation anywhere in the world. SD Worx has created the perfect framework and methodology to ensure continual compliance.

With regulatory requirements such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the NIS Directive and other cyber security laws, SD Worx certification of ISO 27001 ensures they have the relevant security controls to help protect the information they hold in line with these requirements. It provides SD Worx with an excellent starting point for achieving the technical and operational requirements necessary to prevent a data breach under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Resilience and Scalability

SD Worx solutions are underpinned with a high availability, high performing Cloud based platforms, enabling SD Worx customers and their employees to access our solutions from work, home or on the move at any time. SD Worx platforms are designed with security as its foundation and with availability, resilience, scalability and performance as its corner stones.

If you would like to find out more about their award-winning technology, security and services, why not join SD Worx at their 22nd annual European Conference on 6th February 2018 for an insight fueled day to collaborate with the industry's most influential experts, practitioners and leading organisations. 

Additional Information

About ISO 27001

SO/IEC 27001:2013 (ISO 27001) is the international standard that describes best practice for an ISMS (information security management system). Achieving accredited certification to ISO 27001 demonstrates that your company is following information security best practice, and provides an independent, expert verification that information security is managed in line with international best practice and business objectives. ISO 27001 is supported by its code of practice for information security management, ISO/IEC 27002:2013. 

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