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Why we're certifiable and proud – the ISO20071 standard

Here at Oxygen, we’re a close knit team of designers, IT, web and print specialists committed to the highest standards of quality and service. Part of a larger full-service marketing communications agency, we gained ISO20071 certification over three years ago because we’re passionate about maintaining the highest standards of information security for our customers.

How does ISO2007 benefit Oxygen clients?

ISO20071 is the internationally recognised standard for information security. It means we have processes in place to manage clients’ data security, backup of websites, and to ensure business continuity. We’re externally reviewed and certified each year. So our clients know that we’re held to the highest standard in the world by an independent accredited registrars. Businesses that go through ISO20071 certification every year tend to increase the strength of their security procedures exponentially, and being re-certified each time gives us a chance to make our information security even better.

“..our clients know that we’re held
to the highest standard in the world”

Why is ISO20071 important?

For every technological advance, new security issues arise. Without ISO20071, over time the information security practice within a company can become fragmented and disjointed. Business managers may not know or understand the procedures which IT managers put in place. And solutions tend to be implemented as a response to specific problems which have already arisen, rather than being part of a cohesive, preventative strategy. Employees may not know who is responsible for actions or results. Sometimes IT data is more intensively targeted, leaving non-IT information, such as paperwork and proprietary knowledge, relatively unprotected.

How does ISO20071 improve Oxygen in practice?

ISO20071 ensures that Oxygen examines its information security risks systematically and that we create and implement a comprehensive system of security controls − together with a management process that ensures that the system continues to keep pace with our security needs over time. It uses the “Plan-Do-Check-Act” (PDCA) model based on the scientific method and dramatically improves the alignment between our business management and technical staff. In short, ISO20071 helps Oxygen to identify and manage risks to key information systems and assets − including organisational and personal records, and intellectual property − efficiently and effectively, in order to prevent problems before they occur.

“ISO27001 helps us to create a more efficient operation, improve productivity and increase our levels of customer satisfaction.”

Why else do charities, blue-chips and SMEs trust Oxygen?

We also have ISO9001 certification which is assessed every year to ensure that we maintain the highest standards of quality control. It helps us to create a more efficient operation, improve productivity and increase our levels of customer satisfaction. These days, information security is more important than ever. So if you’re going to put your company in the hands of a creative agency, make it one you can trust. Let Oxygen take care of your business.

Steve Lodge: Steve trained as a NCTJ journalist and is an experienced copywriter. He has over 15 years in agency, and started Oxygen in 2002.