London translation company and cultural consultancy firm Today Translations is proud to announce that the trailblazing systems it has developed over the past seven years has empowered it to become the first specialised language firm to be granted ISO27001:2005 certification for its global systems – the international standard for information security assurance.
Safeguarding client information from loss or theft and ensuring supply chains are protected from bribery and corrupt practices are just two of the many benefits that certification brings to customers.
“Addressing the 133 controls and creating over 30 procedures is one thing but ensuring they work seamlessly every day and have been independently verified is the key,” said Arun Chauhan, counter fraud specialist at international law firm DWF. “Anyone can say they comply with security standards; ISO certification proves it.”
The serial entrepreneur, computer programmer and founder and CEO of Today Translations, Jurga Zilinskiene, is the brains behind the development of QCS+, the state-of-the-art workflow software that underpins Today Translations” unique quality and security assurance processes that have enabled the firm to achieve ISO9001:2008 certification.
Jurga believes the international security standard is the minimum one should expect from a third-party service provider dealing with sensitive client information.
“People and companies want to know their information is safe from cyber-crime; they also want assurance that a third party has physical security covered and has measures in place to prevent fraud, bribery and corruption,” said Zilinskiene.
“Cyber-attacks are becoming more and more prevalent, putting both small and big-ticket businesses at risk. I think, and hope, that more businesses will make the effort and investment to have the necessary controls that protects their and their clients’ sensitive data.”
What does ISO27001 certification mean to you?
When working with Today Translations, you have assurance in knowing that our internal systems and controls have been audited and their compliance to strict international standards – recommended for holding client and third party assets, such as financial information, intellectual property, and sensitive data – has been officially recognised and endorsed.
We understand that information is a valuable asset that can make or break a business. We hope that this certification helps you feel assured that, when working with Today Translations, you are working with a translation company that makes the extra effort in truly safeguarding your documents and materials during the translation process.
Business as usual at least for you
From the outside perspective, Today Translations is operating at very much at business as usual. Our systems have conformed to the ISO 27001 standard for a number of years. We shall continue to use our bespoke CRM database, QCS+, our encrypted FTPS servers and our secure communications channels.
There have, however, been a few changes within our offices. We have introduced secure in-house linguist portals for when translators are required to work within our offices, tightened our supplier recruitment processes and briefed all members of staff in regards to ISO27001 compliance. Our offices continue to be monitored by 24/7 CCTV.
A translation agency that gets it
The board and management at Today Translations include leading figures in the field of security, risk management and business ethics. All members are fully committed to preserving the confidentiality, integrity and availability of all the physical and electronic information assets throughout our organisation.
Today Translations prides itself on being the most security-conscious translation services agency in the UK, possibly even the world. All members of staff are committed to preserving the company’s competitive edge, cash-flow, profitability, legal, regulatory and contractual compliance and commercial image.
If you have any questions or would like to find out more, please get in touch with Today Translations board member responsible for translation security assurance and risk, David Clarke at [email protected] or on +44 (0) 207 397 2772. You can follow him on Twitter at @ClarkeDMC