Digital Jewels in 2012 took the lead by becoming the 1st professional services firm in Africa to be accredited to the ISO27001:2005 standard. In Q2 2014, we have maintained the lead by attaining and advancing to the latest version of the ISO27001 standard which is the 2013 version. The new standard places more emphasis on measuring and evaluating the performance of an organisation’s Information Security Management System. The ISO27001:2013 also includes a new section on outsourcing, in recognition of the increasing reliance on third party service providers by many IT Organisations. Further, more attention is paid to the organizational context of information security and the approach to risk assessment has changed.
ISO27001:2013 is designed to fit better alongside other management standards such as ISO9000 and ISO20000 and has more in common with them. Accreditation to this latest standard better positions the firm to assist other organizations to the attainment of such standards. As the saying goes ‘you cannot give what you do not have’. We have it and we can deliver.