ISO 27001 Case Study with Amigo Technology

From ISO 27001 implementation to follow up audits helps every step of the way

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Emmie Cooney
Operations Manager

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The Challenge for Amigo Technology

Whilst there was no urgent ‘driver’ to achieve ISO 27001 certification, Amigo’s executive team recognised that the enterprise level customers they attract were increasingly seeking information security assurance.

Amigo is always keen to differentiate itself through excellence and wanted to demonstrate its commitment to information security and protecting customer data through a UKAS accredited ISO 27001 certification.

The challenge was a common one, especially for an SME. Amigo did not have a person dedicated full time to an information security role so was looking to automate and simplify the process as much as possible. There was limited knowledge of the ISO 27001 standard, and they recognised that a traditional consultancy-led approach can be expensive and would still leave them needing to build a structure for the ISMS and consider how to manage and evidence the required work processes.

“We’re an agile organisation with a tech-savvy team which means we run a paperless office with all activity being cloud-based. To be successful we knew we needed technology to support our way of working and help us achieve our goals with limited disruption to business-as-usual.”

Emmie Cooney, Operations Manager at Amigo said…

The Solution

Both Amigo and quickly identified the synergies between the two organisations and our ways of working. Amigo was delighted to discover a tried and tested cloud solution with a pragmatic approach to achieving and maintaining ISO 27001 certification.

The Journey

Amigo Technology’s team took to the platform immediately and with no training.

The structured approach in, together with their focus, led them to achieve ISO 27001 certification with very little invested time and no disruption to business-as-usual.

Great information security management is now deeply embedded in their business and maintaining the ISMS requires minimal ongoing effort.

“We’re a busy team so we were happy to find there was a total ISMS solution that included frameworks, content, and tools, plus expert guidance within it. After all, our expertise is in marketing technology so we fully support the concept of ‘why build it yourself if someone else has already done it brilliantly!

In fact, using gave us the confidence, capability, and capacity to take a more DIY approach to ISO 27001”.

Customer Profile

Amigo is a cloud-based marketing technology platform that turns your marketing ideas into brilliant digital experiences quickly and cost-effectively.

It is easy to implement, requires no ongoing IT resources and delivers results directly into Google Analytics and Salesforce.

Amigo works with your existing data and technology and allows you to implement new campaigns, learn fast and respond to new opportunities and challenges as they emerge.

Working with brands such as Hertz and IG Group, Amigo is agile marketing that allows marketers to focus on marketing and not technology.

“The actual time invested in our ISMS implementation was probably only 2-3 weeks thanks to the massive headstart the platform gave us. We definitely would not have made it without the system or much higher investment. We passed our surveillance audit with flying colours and zero points to address. Our auditor even commented on how great the platform is and said that they should be recommending it to all their customers!

Like Amigo, acts as a bridge to success. It takes you from a standing start to delivering a robust and sustainable ISMS in no time”

Emmie Cooney- Operations Manager, Amigo Technology

“Amigo is a great example of a digitally-savvy team succeeding quickly and simply with commitment, focus and the right tools to help. It should act as a great motivator for others who believe they don’t have the capacity or capability to undertake ISO 27001 by themselves.”

Julia Heron – ISMS Solutions Specialist at Alliantist

Everyone we helped go for an ISO 27001 audit passed first time. You could too.