The company said that achieving the standard would reassure clients and consumers in a sector which has shown itself to be particularly vulnerable to security issues, with high-profile data leaks in recent years.
Nick Wood, VP Data & Support, Alliants, said: “By having an auditable, robust and systematic approach to information security, we protect our business and reduce risks, as well as inspiring credibility and trust in our customers. Data is central to everything we do at Alliants and our information security management system (ISMS) is absolutely essential to this.
“This standardisation improves the way we support and maintain our current business, as well as in our new business activities, particularly in relation to technology questionnaires in support of RFI’s and RFPs. We are able to respond faster and more consistently, which really helps differentiate Alliants from our competitors.
“This is not just a paper exercise, this is something that we live and breathe every day at Alliants. We now have all our ISMS policies and procedures in place and these are rigorously followed by everybody at the company. We update everyone weekly and embed the standards into our everyday working practices, ensuring that the commitment to information security runs throughout at all levels of our organisation.
“Achieving our ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification is the icing on the cake for all the team's hard work to date as our ISMS will be key to our continued growth and success at Alliants.”
During the accreditation process Alliants was audited by the BSI (British Standards Institute), the national standards body of the United Kingdom. Wood said: “We deliberately chose the BSI to conduct the mandatory audit required as part of the process because of their international recognition and strong reputation.” Alliants was also supported by data protection and security services consultants, Evalian.