Antaris Consulting – ISO 27001

Antaris

Introduction:

As a leading specialist in management systems consultancy, Limerick-based Antaris Consulting work with high profile clients across a wide range of sectors. They assist their clients to implement and maintain best practice, in fields such as health and safety, quality, environment, food safety, and energy.

Challenge:

  • Demonstrate to clients that company take industry standards very seriously
  • Build on existing in-house data security policies, to best possible standard
  • Refresh and keep up to date with international data security standards
  • Ensure best practice and compliance with regard to protecting client data
  • Marketing – to win more business by having a competitive advantage
  • Protecting the company by building a culture of security within Antaris
  • Attain certification with an accredited body

Solution: IT Consultancy / ISO 27001  Auditing and Implementation

HTP were able to provide qualified lead auditor Paul Browne to work closely with the client.

Using our ISO27001 technical expertise and detailed knowledge of technological processes, we assisted the client to complete the necessary steps to attain certification by the accredited body.

These steps included, but were not limited to:

  • Setting the scope of the accreditation
  • Gap Analysis
  • Picking an ISMS team
  • Explain and Ensure management buy-in
  • Liaison with third parties eg. suppliers, contractors, Certification Europe
  • Oversee documentation
  • Develop and document policies and procedures
  • Provide training and Implementation of ISMS
  • Review of technical hardware, recommendations on same eg. server specs
  • Review backup procedures, firewalls, UPS etc
  • Stage one audit
  • Stage two audit

Results

  • Certification by accredited body i.e. Certification Europe
  • Benefit for clients – higher risk management and data protection standards
  • Customers and stakeholders have increased confidence in data security policies
  • Consistency in relation to implementation of in-house policies and procedures
  • Competitive advantage in marketing process, by ability to demonstrate to potential clients, best practice of data and information security management, to international standard

Testimonial

“Over the years, we have developed a close relationship with the team at Hybrid. They understand what we need, and deliver within budget and on time.

We have worked together on numerous projects, including our ISO 27001 certification.

I look forward to continued success between Hybrid and Antaris.”

Gerard Higgins, CEO, Antaris Consulting.