Accountancy Firm Reaches for Gold in Data Protection

Accountancy Firm Reaches for Gold in Data Protection 150 150 Purple Lime

Purple Lime are proud to have achieved Gold Certification under the IASME Cyber Assurance standard. Some of you may be wondering what exactly that means and in simple terms it means that your data and personal information is in safe hands.

Purple Lime take data protection extremely seriously. Data protection legislation and best practice, such as GDPR and multi factor authentication have always been key processes, however, formalising and documenting these processes goes above and beyond the well-known Cyber Essentials scheme that many firms their size follow. This is why Purple Lime put themselves through the necessary tests and extra measures to ensure they are protecting their data, their client data and their staff data to the best of their ability. At the end of the day, accountants handle a lot of sensitive information.

The IASME Cyber Assurance certification allows SMEs such as themselves to validate the steps they’re taking to properly protect everything that crosses their desk. They have been awarded the Audited Cyber Assurance Level Two certification, which means that their processes, procedures and controls have been audited and approved by an IASME Certification Body and Assessor. The standard that must be met covers thirteen different themes and five separate areas of control, so that you know your data is covered from almost every possible angle.

This certification gives their clients, and anyone interested in working with them, the assurance that all of their sensitive data is being handled safely and securely. Not only does this hold them accountable for the quality of the cyber security training they administer but, it allows each of their employees to have a more in-depth and well-rounded knowledge of cyber security protocols. They are already seeing the advantages of this accreditation throughout their practice as their clients begin to grasp how this benefits them as it protects the safety of their business and personal data.

A business of their size and age achieving IASME’s highest level of certification is such a big achievement, one that should offer their clients that reassurance and trust that their information and data is safe with them. Purple Lime view information security as an integral part of providing cloud-based accountancy services and urge all businesses to do the same.

Purple Lime know it can be daunting to try and navigate these things by yourself, especially if you are unsure of the impact changes will have on you and your business. That is why we offer a free, no obligation consultation to get to know you and understand how your business works with data security at the heart. From there we can provide you with advice and support to make the most of your money and get your business on the right track to success. If you would like to know more, please get in touch by emailing hello@purplelime.uk.com or calling us on 01249 691360.