Occam Leads The Way For Data Security With ISO 27001 Accreditation

Occam has strengthened its reputation as one of the UK’s leading data solution providers with the announcement that it has been awarded the ISO 27001 Information Security accreditation, the international standard for data security.

Online PR News – 18-May-2009 – – The ISO 27001 is the only auditable international standard which defines the requirements for an Information Security Management System (ISMS). The standard is designed to ensure the selection of adequate and proportionate security controls, whilst independently verifying that organisational risks are properly identified, assessed and managed.

Occam was awarded the accreditation following an independent external audit conducted by British Standards Institute (BSI).The eight month process involved a comprehensive and stringent review of all the company’s internal processes and management controls. In becoming fully certified, Occam has become one of a select group of companies in the UK to achieve the accreditation across the whole organisation.

To maintain the certificate, Occam’s information security management system will be reviewed, monitored and audited on a regular basis. As part of the company’s continuous improvement programme, further investment is planned to upgrade the company’s physical security.

Scott Logie, Strategy Director at Occam said: “We recognise and understand that the security of our clients’ data is of paramount importance. With this independent accreditation our clients can be confident that we have the necessary measures and internal procedures in place to protect their data and minimise any potential security risks.""In gaining the ISO 27001 across our whole organisation, we’ve set the benchmark in the marketing services industry when it comes to data security. We see this as the start of the journey and we’ll be working hard to improve our performance yet further.”

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About Occam…

Occam is a market-leading provider of marketing management software and direct marketing solutions for some of the UK’s largest organisations. Committed to developing the industry’s most sophisticated innovations in the integration of multiple systems and channels, Occam delivers marketing solutions distinguished by speed of deployment and a pragmatic approach to solving identified business needs.

Occam is responsible for some of the industry’s leading products, including Zebra, its innovative prospect and customer management software and Reciprocate, the unique cooperative solution for the charity sector and largest single source of charity data in the UK.

Since its establishment in 1993, Occam has experienced significant growth and now employs almost 100 staff with an annual turnover in excess of £10 million. Its clients include Eurostar, Royal Bank of Scotland, the Ministry of Defence, Kia Motors UK, VW, Oxfam and the British Heart Foundation, amongst many others. Headquartered in Bath, Occam also has offices in London and Edinburgh.

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