At Further we take data security incredibly seriously, as you’d imagine (and hope!). You need the very highest levels of security and standards for your research participants’ personal data, so we set about getting ISO27001 certified many years ago.
We’ve just completed our annual external audit and I’m pleased to announce that yet again we attained the highest standard. So, as well as having battle-tested data security measures on our technology, we also embed best practice within the data management, physically and digitally.
ISO/IEC 27001 specifies an information security management system (ISMS) that brings information security under strict management control. To be certified, an organisation needs to be audited by an independent accredited body and internal management teams regularly, to prove they are actually following the policies and guidance in place.
If you’d like to know more about our policies and certification or have other security related questions, please get in touch.