Alliantist, the supplier of ISMS.online, a secure cloud delivered software service, is working with FDM Group as it ensures it is prepared for the forthcoming EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
ISMS.online helps organisations and their supply chains demonstrate why they can be trusted by stakeholders for information security and privacy management. Mark Darby is the CEO of Alliantist. He welcomed the addition of FDM Group to the growing number of organisations, large and small, putting in place the systems and practices for meeting GDPR and the response to growing cyber threats. He says: “FDM is a phenomenal case study in how to build and grow an organisation organically. In achieving that, the leadership recognised that alongside great people it must put in systems for success too. I’m pleased that ISMS.online has stood out as the best platform for information security management and the more strategic aspects of GDPR. We look forward to seeing FDM continue to grow rapidly because its customers and shareholders can maintain their trust after May 2018 when GDPR takes full effect.” Andy Brown, Commercial Director for FDM Group says of the move: “Privacy and broader information security is vital for all organisations. We, like every other organisation, want to be well prepared to meet the new EU GDPR and as part of our efforts to do this, we have elected to invest further in our Information Security team and systems by adding ISMS.online.” Jonathan Young, FDM Group CIO says: “We wanted a cloud based information security management system (ISMS) which was able to offer us everything we needed for meeting ISO 27001:2013 internally and through our supply chain, as well as deliver a comprehensive range of other specific GDPR based features. It needed to be cost effective and very easy to use. We have seen cost and time savings since installing the system. There is no need for training as everything is well presented, allowing us to make good progress and to reinforce our information and data security.” Steve Lawton FDM’s Data Protection Officer (DPO), adds: “Its making my job much easier as I can see everything going on and expedite the work much more quickly. I’m able to collaborate where it makes sense to do so, as well as step back and observe what’s going on when required too.” ENDS