First wave certifications

Congratulations to Attenda on gaining their ISO 27001 certification from the BSI. This makes them one of the first UK businesses to announce this achievement. For a managed services business having this in place is a must, so well done to them for being onto it quickly.

India has also seen its first ISO 27001 certification and the base of ISMS certifications did actually double last year – the total was 1,000 in December 2004, and it had reached 2,050 or so by early January 2006. I’d bet that there will be another 1,500 to 2,000 successful certifications this year – truly an increasingly essential standard.

In parallel, according to the United Kingdom Acceditation Service the number of accredited Certification Bodies in the UK for Information Security Management Systems has apparently risen over the past few months from half a dozen to 17, a clear sign that the issue is developing its own momentum – and good news, I hope, in terms of prices staying competitive!