Myhrtoolkit, a leading software firm that supports small to medium sized companies with innovative cloud-based HR, today announced it has achieved the internationally recognised ISO 27001 information security management standard.

The ISO 27001 standard is controlled by UKAS and requires companies to show a systematic and rigorous approach to managing customer and company information to ensure that customer data remains secure at all times. This is achieved through an effective Information Security Management System (ISMS), designed to protect an entire business, not just it’s IT and encompasses its people, processes and technology.

Following 2018’s introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), an EU law that gives individuals more control over their personal data, data security has never been more important.

Myhrtoolkit’s certification follows a three-day external auditing process and demonstrates its dedication to maintaining the most comprehensive data security standards in the design, development, implementation and support of its cloud hosted human resource management system.

Amanda Grimstone, Compliance Manager at myhrtoolkit who managed the project said “Achieving ISO 27001 certification is a huge accomplishment for us. It was a year’s undertaking and the sense of achievement felt both by the company and myself is testament to the commitment and hard work everyone has put into the project.

“Although as a business we already had the foundations and good practices in place, the complexity of the standard required us to navigate the mountain of documentation and implement formal procedures across the business. This included everything from password and email security, the physical security of our building and assets, to the security of suppliers and online systems we work with.”

Jon Curtis, Managing Director at myhrtoolkit said “We’re thrilled to have achieved ISO 27001 certification and hope that it will provide additional assurance to our customers and prospects that we see data security as a top priority for our business. We are committed to maintaining these standards and will continually identify areas for improvement.”