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ISO 27001: SimplyBook.me is Certified!

Amie Parnaby
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Did the title give it away? Sure, it did! However, just so you’re in no doubt, we did it! We are supremely proud to announce that SimplyBook.me is now ISO 27001 certified! We have joined only a few of our competitors to provide a world-class Information Security Management System (ISMS) and get the certification to prove it. It has been a long road for our small security team, dealing with widely distributed teams and the security implications of the COVID-19 pandemic and the work from home mandates.

What is ISO 27001, and What Does it Mean to Be Certified??

If you don’t know – and not many people outside the realms of information security do – ISO 27001 is the International Organisation of Standardisation (ISO) certification for information security management systems. That means it is the standard required to establish, implement, maintain and continuously improve a company’s ISMS. 

ISO/IEC 27001: 2013, to give it its full name, is just one of a family of standards in the “27000” range, which all apply to information security and management. The 27001 certification demands that companies have documented processes and practices for their ISMS, which holds sensitive company information.

For SimplyBook.me, it means that we have built an excellent and sustainable system for managing information security. Aside from creating documented processes, we have improved the security of our IT structures and offices, introduced rigorous training and education for all staff members, and enabled an environment in which we all take responsibility for company information security.

Then we had the audit by the accreditation company – nerve-wracking and terrifying for some.

“I’m grateful to everyone in SimplyBook.me, you participated in the training, followed the procedures, and reported the incidents – all these things were checked during the audit. You may not believe it, but we literally did it together.”

Elina, Security Officer

Why does it matter to you?

Any company that operates across international borders wants to be ISO certified because internationally agreed and implemented measures equate to a unified and standardised approach wherever you are. Even if you don’t operate internationally, ISO standards are the benchmark all over the world. 

What you need to know most is that any company with the ISO 27001 certification (and the lovely little logo to prove it) is compliant with international standards of excellent information security management.  

While being ISO 27001 certified means a lot to us, it means so much more to our clients. While no one can guarantee data security – there’s always some out there ready to breach your data barriers because they can – ISO standards recognise that we do everything possible to mitigate that risk. SimplyBook.me has always operated on the principle that data security is paramount.

What ISO 27001 certification brings to you:

  • SimplyBook.me is compliant with benchmark information security standards.
  • We rigorously protect all client data.
  • A thorough assessment of data assets to minimise and mitigate data breaches.
  • Continuous monitoring to check for emerging vulnerabilities and adjust practices to maintain data security, availability, integrity and confidentiality.

As a truly international company, assisting businesses worldwide to handle their appointment scheduling and management, ISO 27001 compliance is more than just a certification. The work we have done to create a secure system is a promise to our clients, and ISO certification means that you know it too.

“I have to say that we can be super proud of our team and the work that has been done with regards to this whole process.”

Rut Steinsen, CEO
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