In 2018, Approach received its first ISO 27001 certification, a widely recognised and respected worldwide standard for Information Security Management. This demonstrates our commitment to protecting the data and information assets of our customers, partners and employees.
And as of 2021, we are now also ISO 27701 verified. This new standard serves as an extension to the ISO 27001 standard and relates to the implementation of a Privacy Information Management System (PIMS).
What is ISO 27001?
ISO 27001 formally specifies an Information Security Management System (ISMS).
An ISMS is a systematic approach to managing sensitive company information so that it remains secure. It encompasses people, processes and IT systems by applying a risk management process.
What is ISO 27701?
An extension of the ISO/IEC 27001 standard, it specifies PIMS (Privacy Information Management System)-related requirements and provides guidance for data controllers and data processors holding responsibility and accountability for personal data processing.
The goal is to enhance the existing Information Security Management System (ISMS) with additional requirements in order to implement and continually improve a Privacy Information Management System (PIMS).
Why Approach opted for the double certification/verification
“As a pure-play cyber security and privacy service provider, it is important to us to demonstrate our continuous commitment to safeguarding data and the privacy of our employees, customers and partners. As specialists in both cyber security and privacy, it was a natural decision to be amongst the first players in Belgium to get the double certification/verification.” explains David Vanderoost, CEO of Approach.
For more than 20 years, we have accompanied companies and organisations in their cyber security and privacy challenges. As of now, we are capable of supporting our clients to achieve the same objective of double certification/verification in an efficient and integrated manner.