Legal Eye’s Director of Business Development, Jody Evans, has completed the ISO27001 Lead Auditor course.
The achievement comes hot on the heels of Jody’s recent success in passing the stringent Lead Implementer course for the information security standard.
Jody’s qualification strengthens Legal Eye’s ability to support law firms across the UK in setting up, maintaining and developing robust information security systems and standards that protect the firm from risk. It means that Jody and the Legal Eye team can now help firms in implementing systems in order to meet the standard and can also audit firms including recommending improvements to further enhance their risk and compliance systems.
Legal Eye’s team, including Jody, offers support to firms looking to achieve accreditation to the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 (ISO 27001). This is the international standard that describes the requirements for an ISMS (information security management system).
Achieving accreditation to ISO 27001 provides firms with an independent, expert assessment that information security is managed in line with international best practice and business objectives.
Legal Eye Managing Director Paul Saunders said: “The issue of information security in general is high on the agendas of law firms at the moment. From new data security regulations to heightened awareness about the possibility of criminals targeting the firm, this is an area where firms are quite rightly looking to protect themselves. Whether it’s the risk of cyber attacks or simply the possibility of someone making a mistake; firms simply cannot risk being accused of not keeping data safely and securely. The potential impact to a firm’s reputation and the potential financial and commercial implications are too significant to ignore.”