In the early summer of 2016, DNS Belgium was officially granted ISO 27001 certification. Certification Europe awarded the certificate to DNS Belgium on Wednesday, 6 July 2016. This took place after a rigorous audit of the ISMS (Information Security Management System), which is designed to cope with data security risks within our organisation. It involves a process-based approach to the planning, implementation, evaluation and continuous improvement of our information security management.
“Quality and security are inextricably linked in an organisation like DNS Belgium. They are our top priority”.
Quality and security
“Quality and security are inextricably linked in an organisation like DNS Belgium. They are our top priority”, says Philip Du Bois, General Manager of DNS Belgium. “The ISO 27001 standard ensures that DNS Belgium has a structural approach to make the right decisions in the long term and so improve the security and quality of our services”, he continues. According to Philip Du Bois, the implementation of the ISO 27001 standard means that DNS Belgium has become an even more qualitative organisation because of this approach. He believes the method that is associated with ISO certification raises awareness about several other aspects, meaning its impact is felt beyond the domain of security.
Cooperation critical to success
“The biggest success story of this project is not the fact that we obtained certification, it is the active participation of all our employees in this process”, says Kristof Tuyteleers, DNS Belgium’s Information Security Officer. “At DNS Belgium security is paramount, but this project has helped raise awareness about information security on the shop floor even more. We think we can respond even more quickly and efficiently in case of a security issue.”
Just the beginning
For Kristof Tuyteleers, certification does not mean you can rest on your laurels as far information security management is concerned. “The ISMS is evolving along with our organisation. We are always facing new challenges and new security threats. The ISMS is our instrument for controlling these continuous changes.” We will subject our ISMS to a new, independent audit every year in order to renew the ISO 27001 certificate.