Lawyer Checker Celebrates Its Re-certification Of ISO 27001


Lawyer CheckerLawyer Checker is proud to announce its recent re-certification of its ISO 27001 compliant Information Security Management System which provides for improved customer and business partner confidence in the industry.

Requiring an intensive assessment of all internal policies and procedures, the attainment of this international standard demonstrates our commitment to compliance and information security, which naturally are priorities where we’re concerned.

Published by the International Standardisation Organisation, ISO 27001 is a specification for an information security management system, setting out a robust framework to govern the risk management processes of a business.

Effective risk management is what Lawyer Checker stands for – it’s why the implementation of both Account and Entity Screen and Consumer Bank Account Checker are so well respected. Given that we provide these market-leading solutions in risk management, we felt it was important to show our commitment to this international standard, and that data protection is the priority of both our systems and staff.

As well as a comprehensive review of all our policies and procedures, the steps toward the accreditation involved departmental training, where the processes surrounding every bit of stored data being subject to serious scrutiny.

Rather than simply being implemented at a senior level, the appointment of security champions throughout the business has created a firm-wide awareness and understanding of the framework, ensuring that the importance of the system remains a priority across all levels.

Achievement of the re-certification not only shows that our risk prevention controls are of the highest standard but also that our data management and protection framework meets an internationally renowned standard – providing our clients with peace of mind.

The extent of the accreditation and its significance for Lawyer Checker and our clients does not end there; given the structured documentation, monitoring and technical control involved, ISO27001 provides us with an excellent framework for GDPR compliance.

Commenting on the achievement of ISO 27001 was Lawyer Checker’s Head of IT, Jen Williams. She stated: “I am delighted that the business has achieved this international recognition of our information security practices. As well as demonstrating our dedication to compliance, our motivation for gaining this accreditation was to achieve a cultural change throughout the business and it’s great to see that this has happened. Although it was a lot of hard work, ISO27001 has really brought data security to the forefront of our thinking and highlighted the importance of a business wide approach, with all staff having been on a huge learning curve about risk management as a result of the rigorous assessment process. “

Lawyer Checker provides a range of well-recognised risk-based products to law firms including Account and Entity Screen, Consumer Bank Account Checker and OnDMARC. Law firms who would like to find out more about protecting themselves against fraudsters, and to hear about new innovative products on the horizon, should contact us today by calling 0800 133 7127 or email support@lawyerchecker.co.uk.

www.lawyerchecker.co.uk

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