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ProTech Gets Certified!

ProTech Gets Certified!

Demonstrating its commitment to overcoming security challenges in Not for Profit (NFP) and Public Sector organisations – and assisting in the achievement of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance – ProTech has announced that it is ISO 27001:2013 and Cyber Essentials/Cyber Essentials PLUS certified.  

“As the risk of cybersecurity threats rise at an alarming rate and the deadline for GDPR looms ever closer, we felt that ProTech should, once again, show our clients that it was putting the security of their data at the top of its agenda,” said Jenny Parsons, ProTech’s COO. “So, we have successfully worked with the relevant independent certification organisations and ProTech is now ISO 27001:2013 and Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials PLUS certified.”

Security has always been at the core of ProTech’s specialist CRM software, and ProWeb its digital platform and Content Management System (CMS), which together deliver an integrated web and CRM solution.

“Our unrelenting focus on security meant that ProTech was the first provider to deliver a Government ‘OFFICIAL’ Security accredited integrated web and CRM solution specifically developed for the NFP and Public sectors,” said Jenny Parsons, ProTech’s COO.

 “We will continue to raise the ‘security’ bar to the highest possible levels so that our existing and potential clients can be confident that ProTech has taken all possible measures to ensure the safety of their data, at the same time as helping them to achieve GDPR compliance,” concluded Parsons.

ProTech’s certification to ISO 27001:2013 demonstrates to existing and potential clients that it has defined and put in place best-practice information security processes. ISO 27001 is the only auditable international standard that defines the requirements of an Information Security Management System (ISMS). An ISMS is a set of policies, procedures, processes and systems that manage information risks, such as cyberattacks, hacks, data leaks or theft.

Cyber Essentials is a Government-backed, industry-supported scheme to help organisations protect themselves against the most common threats found on the internet. Organisations have to complete a self-assessment questionnaire with responses independently reviewed by an external certifying body.

Cyber Essential PLUS covers the same requirements as Cyber Essentials but testing of the organisation’s software and IT systems is carried out by an external certifying body, using a range of tools and techniques.