Influential information security recognition for Unicorn

Influential information security recognition for Unicorn Unicorn Training’s commitment to superior information security has been recognised with certification for ISO 27001, ratified by the British Standards Institution (BSI).

Unicorn Training has been at the forefront of financial services eLearning innovation for more than two decades. With Unicorn having so many clients and partners in the financial sector, keeping client information secure is critical to the success of its business and a fundamental given in every customer relationship.

ISO 27001 is the only auditable international standard defining the requirements for an Information Security Management System (ISMS), helping organisations manage and protect valuable information assets.

It is designed to ensure the selection of adequate and proportionate security controls to give customers complete confidence they are dealing with a robust and secure business, especially critical in the financial services arena.

The standard adopts a process approach for establishing, implementing, operating, monitoring, reviewing, maintaining, and improving an organisation’s ISMS.

Obtaining an ISO 27001 certificate is not a one-off exercise - Unicorn will continue reviewing and monitoring its ISMS on an ongoing basis, and be audited annually by an external auditor to ensure the company’s processes and procedures continue to meet this superior standard.

Stuart Jones, Unicorn Training Associate Director IT, said: “Bringing ourselves in line with this international standard provides all our stakeholders with confidence in our business, especially as it has been independently verified. ISO 27001 certification is just the first, albeit perhaps biggest hurdle. From now on we need to follow the processes we have defined and regularly check them. We need to work on the basis of constantly trying to improve our information security and being on guard for new threats or incidents.”

ISO 27001 is made up of 10 detailed control disciplines including information security policy, security organisation, asset classification controls, personnel security, physical security, communication management, access controls, system deployment, continuity planning and compliance.

Unicorn Training provides eLearning, competence and assessment services to more than 100,000 users in most of the UK's largest financial companies. Its industry partners include the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), British Bankers' Association (BBA), the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML), Wolters Kluwer Financial Services (WKFS), Chartered Banker (CIOBS), Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) and Bacs.

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