Unlocking Security: GlobalizeMe's ISO Certification Explained!

ISO Certification

We are thrilled about our successful ongoing attainment of the ISO/IEC 27001:2017 Certification, a significant set of milestones for a company of our size, who is navigating the vast ocean of business. These ongoing achievements not only reflect our commitment to information security but also holds profound implications for both our internal operations and the clients we work with.

So, what is ISO/IEC 27001:2017 Certification?

It is a globally recognised international standard that outlines the best practices for managing information security. Originally published in 2005 and updated in 2017, it offers a comprehensive framework for establishing, implementing, maintaining and continually improving an Information Security Management System (ISMS). Its primary goal is to enhance the security of an organisation's information assets, ensuring a robust and resilient approach to safeguarding sensitive data – something that is of paramount importance in today’s business world.

Our Journey to ISO Certification

GlobalizeMe Digital embarked on this rigorous journey and were independently audited by the British Assessment Bureau on November 1st and 2nd, 2022 - dedicating nine months to meticulous preparation and internal auditing, no mean feat for a company of our size! After a further two-day surveillance audit on November 28th and 29th, 2023, we gained an extension of our certification for another year, with zero Improvement Opportunities and zero Non-Compliances raised. A great accomplishment!

Our auditor also commended our exemplary adoption, implementation and integration of the ISO 27001 standard into our business processes, highlighting our genuine commitment to the Information Security Management System.

The GlobalizeMe Difference: What this tells you about us…

At GlobalizeMe, our aim is to deliver an exceptional service to our clients, instilling in them the utmost confidence in our capabilities and the assurance of receiving the highest quality service available. Through our certification, you can expect the following benefits:

  • Enhanced Information Security Management: A meticulous and organised strategy to handling sensitive information, safeguarding against unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. This certification confirms our approach to an effective ISMS, integrating policies, procedures and controls to manage and mitigate your security risks.
  • Increased Customer Trust: Showcases our unwavering commitment to the highest information security standards. You can trust in our ability to protect your data.
  • Legal and Regulatory Compliance: Ensures compliance with pertinent laws and regulations related to information security, minimising your legal risks and potential issues stemming from data breaches.
  • Risk Management and Mitigation: Emphasises a risk-based approach, empowering us to proactively identify, assess and manage your security risks.
  • Improved Internal Processes: Encourages enhancements in internal processes, developing clear roles and responsibilities, defined processes, and regular monitoring and review of information security practices.
  • Efficient Incident Response: Facilitates effective responses to security incidents, using established procedures for reporting, investigating and mitigating incidents.
  • Third-Party Assurance: Provides you with external validation of our information security practices - an essential credential for companies handling sensitive data or operating in industries with strict security requirements.

In Summary: What It Means for You

For our clients in the pharmaceutical, biotech, healthcare, law enforcement, tech, digital and manufacturing sectors, ISO Certification means we have implemented a robust system to manage risks related to data security. Our commitment to best practices ensures resilience to cyber-attacks, preparedness for new threats, data integrity, confidentiality, and availability, security across all platforms, organisation-wide protection and cost savings.

As we transition into 2024, GlobalizeMe Digital remains dedicated to pushing boundaries and evolving with the upcoming ISO/IEC 27001:2022 standard. Our pursuit of excellence in information security reflects our commitment to providing the highest level of service to our valued clients.


Achievements

GlobalizeMe Digital 2023: Achievements. Growth. Reflection.

 

What a whirlwind of a year it was! As we sit down to contemplate our journey, we’re overwhelmed with a sense of accomplishment and gratitude for the incredible moments we shared as a team at GlobalizeMe Digital. It was a year marked by strategic visits, collaborative efforts and significant milestones that propelled us forward, so we thought we’d take a moment to share some of our most notable achievements with you. 

A Global Perspective 

One of the highlights of the year was our strategic visits to our Roermond office in February and December. These visits weren't just about business, they were about strengthening our bonds with our sister company and cherished client, FlowDezk, as well as reinforcing our commitment to a "Global View" at GlobalizeMe. And, of course, what's a visit without indulging in some delectable local cuisine? Throughout the year, our team members visited 7 countries to run scoping, kick-off and progress meetings with clients and partners. 

Uniting in Bangalore

The month of May saw us converging in our Bangalore office for a week of intense team meetings, bringing together over 30 staff members — a remarkable achievement in these hybrid times. It was a time to catch up, reflect on collective achievements, and lay the groundwork for our future endeavours. The camaraderie and shared vision that emerged from those meetings were instrumental in charting our course the rest of the year. 

Nurturing Future Talent

In July, we had the pleasure of hosting Max, a short-term intern, for a week of valuable work experience. It was not only an opportunity for us to share our knowledge and expertise but also a chance to reflect on our own practices. Welcoming young talents like Max into our fold, is not just an investment in the future but a reminder of the passion and curiosity that drive us forward. 

Showcasing at TEKOM Tradeshow

October was an exciting month as we made our presence felt at the TEKOM tradeshow in Stuttgart where we proudly showcased our collaborative efforts with FlowDezk. The week was a flurry of networking, learning and demonstrating the products we’ve worked so diligently on. It was a testament to the power of partnership and collaboration on a global scale, allowing us to meet with over 50 clients, potential clients and partners of FlowDezk. 

ISO27001:2017 Certification – A Milestone Achieved

A major feather in our cap was the re-certification of GlobalizeMe UK for ISO27001:2017 in November. Achieving and maintaining this standard is no small feat, it's a testament to the dedication, effort and hundreds of person-hours put in by the entire team throughout the year. Audits, progress meetings, and standards maintenance may not sound glamorous, but they are the bedrock of our commitment to upholding the highest standards in information security. 

Advancing Industries Worldwide

Throughout the entire year, we were driven by our commitment to excellence. With over 180 successful releases, ranging from small to monumental, we marked progress in enriching industries such as pharmaceuticals, biotech, law enforcement, and beyond. Our commitment to ensuring system security, stability and performance remained unwavering. The tireless work of our team ensured that our clients experienced uninterrupted service, contributing to their success stories. 

As we embrace 2024, we raise a toast to the accomplishments we achieved in 2023, the challenges overcome, and the lessons learned. The foundations we laid were solid, and we look forward to building upon them this year. Here's to more strategic visits, collaborative meetings, and groundbreaking releases that will continue to define GlobalizeMe's journey. And we eagerly anticipate another year of growth, success and global impact!