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Preact ‘Delighted’ to Achieve ISO 27001 Certification for Information Security

Preact, one of the UK’s leading Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Power Platform partners, has achieved the internationally recognised ISO 27001:2013 standard for compliance to information security.

The certification confirms that Preact, based in Maidenhead, Berkshire, meets the highest level of information security while protecting its customer and company data.

Selom Bulla, Preact Managing Director, said: “’We are delighted to have achieved the ISO 27001 certification and doing so underscores our total commitment to the very highest standards in information security, privacy and management.

“We appreciate that data is one of an organisation’s most valuable assets and we take our responsibility to protect our customers and ourselves from the ever-increasing risks of data breaches and cyber-attacks very seriously.”

The certification covers the company’s Information Security Management System for the provision and support of Microsoft Dynamics 365, Power Platform and other related technology products and services.

It follows a rigorous independent assessment undertaken by the British Assessment Bureau, which analysed Preact’s policies and interviewed members of the team.

This process demonstrated to the auditor that Preact’s working practices matched its information security policies.

Working in partnership with ADL Consulting, the project was sponsored by the highest levels of Preact’s management team and engaged staff across the business.

Selom added: “I am incredibly grateful to our entire team for their support in gaining this accreditation and for their ongoing work in ensuring we maintain the highest level of data security and integrity which is hugely important as a Cloud Solutions Provider.

“We were delighted to pass with flying colours!

“ISO 27001 status is additional proof of our commitment to information security. We hope this certification will give further confidence to our customers that Preact will always treat data with integrity and confidentiality to mitigate security risks as much as possible.

“Achieving this certification is a major milestone for us but it is by no means the end of the journey. We are committed to the continuous improvement of our security standards which reflects the paramount importance we give to protecting company and customer data.”

ISO 27001 involves a continual improvement programme to ensure risks, vulnerabilities and threats throughout the business are identified and addressed.

It requires the implementation of an Information Security Management System which outlines a framework of policies and procedures to mitigate the risk of a security breach. This certification provides a basis for operating, monitoring, reviewing, maintaining and improving an ISMS, and covers all aspects of its information risk management process.

This means that Preact has:

  • Identified information security risks and systematically evaluated these considering the impact of threats and vulnerabilities.
  • Created a series of controls to mitigate these risks.
  • Implemented processes to review these risks and controls.
  • Been audited by an ISO accredited organisation to test for conformity.
  • Committed to an ongoing program of internal audits.

This latest achievement comes after Preact was awarded Microsoft Business Applications Inner Circle status for 2021/2022.

This was the fourth consecutive year that Preact had secured the Inner Circle award, and means the company continues to rank in the top echelon of Microsoft’s partners worldwide.

Preact helps clients improve customer relationships, accelerate digital transformation and increase productivity through Dynamics 365 and solutions built on the Microsoft Power Platform.

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