Microsoft Certified Silver Partner
To achieve this accreditation organisations must demonstrate they;
- Have qualified staff to design, implement and manage solutions.
- Have deployed, successfully, solutions to their existing customers.
- Keep skills up to date by updating their training and continuing to be successful in deploying solutions.
Smartdesc meet all the above requirements. Its partnership with Microsoft is underpinned by a strong background and qualifications in all areas of project deployments – server, SAN, switching, backup systems, security, and governance.
ISO 27001 (formally known as ISO/IEC 27001:2005) is a specification for an information security management system (ISMS). An ISMS is a framework of policies and procedures that includes all legal, physical and technical controls involved in an organisation’s information risk management processes.
The specification includes details for documentation, management responsibility, internal audits, continual improvement, and corrective and preventive action. The standard requires cooperation among all sections of an organisation.
The 27001 standard does not mandate specific information security controls, but it provides a checklist of controls that should be considered in the accompanying code of practice, ISO/IEC 27002:2005. This second standard describes a comprehensive set of information security control objectives and a set of generally accepted good practice security controls.
Cyber Essentials Certification
Cyber Essentials is a government-backed cyber security certification scheme that sets out a good baseline of cyber security suitable for all organisations in all sectors. The scheme addresses five key controls that, when implemented correctly, can prevent around 80% of cyber attacks.
The Cyber Essentials certification process includes a self-assessment questionnaire (SAQ) and an external vulnerability scan that independently verifies an organisations security status.