Surrey, United Kingdom (07 February, 2012) – SmartDebit, a leading provider of payment processing services in the UK, was recently audited by The Audit People, one of the UK’s leading ISO Certification bodies, in a bid to gain ISO 27001 Certification.
ISO 27001 is an international standard created in 2005 to encourage and support organisations responsible for information security to bring their procedures into line with a full Information Security Management System (ISMS). ISO 27001 is an on-going process with annual audits.
Commercial Direct Debit Bureaus do not have to be ISO 27001 certified. However, SmartDebit recognises the importance for security and business continuity in the financial services industry. SmartDebit is committed to safeguarding the security of their clients’ data as well as their own information assets. This certification guarantees that SmartDebit conducts risk assessments and threat analysis to expose vulnerabilities which could threaten their secure operation.
ISO 27001 Certification and Registration provides assurance to SmartDebit’s clients that a system has been approved which maintains their ISMS, and ensures it stays in line with future developments which gives their clients the confidence that their information is handled with integrity.
Steve Perry from The Audit People conducted the audit and commented on SmartDebit’s commitment to ISO 27001: “Never have I attended or audited such a well-prepared company where ISO is committed so deeply within the business and adopted with such enthusiasm by staff.”
A spokesperson from SmartDebit commented: “Preparations for ISO 27001 Certification began back in July 2011. A huge amount of effort and documentation has been completed by all employees leading up to the recent audit, so we are really pleased that all of the hard work has paid off. We would like to reiterate the fact that this is just the beginning of our commitment as an ISO Certified Organisation and we are sure our business, as well as our clients, will benefit from the safeguarding of information against both internal and external threats.”
For more information on SmartDebit’s Direct Debit services, please visit http://www.smartdebit.com/direct-debits/benefits/ or call 01276 818977.
Payment Solutions Ltd has been providing payment processing services in the UK and abroad since 1998. These include paper and paperless Direct Debits, credit cards, debit cards, cheques and postal orders. SmartDebit is an approved BACs Commercial Direct Debit Bureau and one of the UK’s leading Direct Debit Services. SmartDebit offers integrated solutions with a low cost, transparent fee structure, providing a complete offering from consultancy through to implementation, account management, processing and contingency.
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