WADIFF Consulting help St Giles Trust get ISO27001 certification
St Giles Trust is a charity that helps ex-offenders and disadvantaged people to move their lives forward. Security requirements to obtain funding, and the expectations of partners, meant that ISO27001 certification to cover their six offices was becoming a ‘must have’ for the Trust
To introduce an effective Information Security Management System that would build on the policies and procedures already in place. Work had started on implementing ISO27001 using third-party document templates and tools and remote support, but limited progress had been made as the third party did not supply an easy-to-understand plan of tasks to be done.
The Trust says WADIFF Consulting “provided excellent advice and support. They took the time to understand our culture and had practical solutions to deliver a security management system that didn’t require us to throw out what we already had in place. Their documentation was first class, and they quickly responded to any issues. We recommend them to anyone looking for a stress-free and cost-effective way to obtain ISO27001 certification. And they also provide a good service around GDPR”.
The Trust now has visibility of all types of security threats and has more detailed information to determine where improvements are required. Implementing the standard has given staff a central access point to details about security and the policies and procedures to be followed. The expectations of partners are now met, and the effort required to respond to questionnaires on funding has been reduced.