UK Serious Fraud Office achieves information security registration


August 5, 2002

The UK Serious Fraud Office has achieved an international information security award.

The SFO is one of Britain's leading prosecution bodies. It works closely with the Police to investigate and prosecute the most serious and complex cases of financial crime.

The award - BS 7799 registration - is widely regarded as the ultimate industry benchmark in information security, and was presented by BSI, the global management system certification and quality assurance leader.

Nick Moy, managing director of BSI Management Systems, said: "The Serious Fraud Office must be congratulated for achieving this important benchmark."

The SFO's day-to-day operations involving other government and criminal justice organisations are increasingly carried out through the Government Secure Intranet (GSI) which enables secure use of e-mail and internet research.

In preparing for GSI connection, the SFO decided to aim for registration to BS 7799, which was achieved at the end of March 2002.

BSI helps organisations get the most value from their management systems through registration to international standards by a process-driven auditing approach. In addition to registering firms to the information security standard, BSI registers organisations to standards covering the management of quality, environmental best practice, and occupational health and safety.


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