“The entire certification journey to implement ISO 27001 was simple and easy to navigate. We were able to move seamlessly through each stage. Overall, implementing ISO 27001 has been a positive experience to mitigate the threat of cyber-attacks that has benefited our business.”

Goran Perika, SurveyGizmo Chief Executive Officer

SurveyGizmo Achieves ISO 27001 Certification Key Benefits:
• Provides evidence of complying with the IT security elements of GDPR
• Allows for wider availability within public sector organisations
• Mitigate the threat of cyber-attacks
• Manages the risk of storing valuable digital information

“Achieving ISO 27001 in 2015 has been crucial for winning tenders.”

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
With ISO 27001, SurveyGizmo now have an information security management system that ensures they follow best practice with regards to preventing cyber-attacks and keeping their clients’ data safe.

ABOUT SmartSurvey
SurveyGizmo is the UK’s leading online survey tool, providing software to organisations worldwide. They serve customers in the private and public sectors including; IKEA, Parkinson’s UK, Alton Towers, and many more.

CERTIFICATION JOURNEY
SurveyGizmo benefited from our friendly and pragmatic approach, utilizing our toolkit to help them build an effective management system with no prior knowledge.
SurveyGizmo told us, “the entire certification journey to implement ISO 27001 was simple and easy to navigate. We were able to move seamlessly through each stage.”

ISMS ALLIANCE are very proud of our auditors. Unlike many of other competitors, they don’t use subcontractors – they can guarantee a consistent and pragmatic approach to auditing.

SurveyGizmo felt the benefit of this. They told us, “our auditor was professional and thorough, working through the entire process systematically.”

ISO 27001
In a time when information security is vital for businesses, the ISO 27001 standard is widely regarded as the best way to protect your clients’ data. This is achieved by introducing procedures that are designed to mitigate the threat of cyber-attacks.

SurveyGizmo told us this was a core motivation for them. However, ISO 27001 can also open doors. SurveyGizmo told us they’ve used it to win some significant contacts.

“Achieving ISO 27001 has been crucial for winning tenders in the government sector where data security is of paramount importance. Security is our most important feature and we take it very seriously.”

Here at ISMS ALLIANCE, we’re working with the United Kingdom Accreditation Service, meaning an ISO certificate from us is guaranteed to be accepted in public sector contracts.

GDPR
The upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) supersedes the Data Protection Act 1998. GDPR creates new requirements for organisations that process EU residents’ personal data and allows authorities to enforce fines of up to 4% of annual global turnover.

SurveyGizmo told us, “With GDPR being enforced next May, having ISO 27001 certification will position SurveyGizmo in a good place to help ensure security compliance for customers and increase our professional reputation.”

GDPR encourages the use of ISO 27001 to demonstrate that the organisation is actively managing its data security in line with international best practice.

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