Recently, we have reported that a number of Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs) have adopted the pam solution for managing the Information System Management accreditation ISO 27001:2013. Kent, Sussex and Surrey (KSS) CRC is the latest to have joined the revolution and hope to be among the first to complete the activities and gain the accreditation in the next few months. Kent Probation already held the 2005 version of the accreditation and, as the three services have merged to create KSS CRC, will be using pam to accelerate this achievement to gain the 2013 version in a faster, more digital fashion, complimenting their existing digital measures.
Kent, Sussex and Surrey were three probation services that have merged into one CRC. All three have been using pam for a number of years, so it was a natural progression for them to use the platform to help them upgrade their ISO 27001 accreditation. By using pam, the powerful, cloud based platform, KSS CRC will be in a position to work towards the accreditation quickly and efficiently in an environment that will allow them to include partners and to have an oversight of the process as a whole.
The accreditation process is a lengthy one with over 130 activities to deliver and is a contractual obligation for all CRCs. Alliantist, the company behind pam, successfully gained the accreditation themselves, last year, using their very own platform and so are in a unique position to be able to help KSS and other CRCs use the dedicated solution to be successful in gaining ISO 27001:2013.
Denise Mason, Audit Assurance Manager of KSS CRC, said: “Knowing that we have a structure in place to roll out our accreditation across the three geographical areas of Kent, Sussex and Surrey means I can sleep more soundly at night. Being able to use pam to fulfil our contractual obligation is a great relief and will allow us to move from ISO 27001: 2005 to ISO 27001:2013 quickly and easily.”
Gaining the accreditation as early as possible has distinct advantages for a service, such as probation, that has gone through huge amounts of change in the past few years. Mark Darby, CEO of Alliantist, has written a number of posts advising the five things CRCs need to excel. Read these posts here and find out more about how your CRC can benefit from facing the changes head on and with a proactive, forward-thinking approach.
To find out more about our ISO 27001:2013 solution and how pam can enable your organisation to gain the accreditation click here or call 01273 704500 and speak to a member of the team.