June 3, 2019 | News

Vista achieves ISO 27001 in recognition for excellent standards of security

Data protection, information and cybersecurity have become some of the most important topics when it comes to defining company strategy.  The evolution of technology has not only improved business efficiency and effectiveness but it has also introduced many new security challenges.

These security challenges can have many dynamics including physical and digital threats but also the threat from within.

The Vista team takes information security very seriously with robust security systems, processes and policies built to help safeguard our business and the security of its customers.

Over the last 12 months Vista has worked with security specialists from some of the largest UK retailers to ensure that its systems and processes fit with their security strategy and to combat the most up-to-date threats; this has enabled Vista to have a broad view of threats and leading mitigation solutions.

Vista took the important step to have its information security validated by an independent 3rd party against the latest version of ISO 27001 with the appointment of LRQA, the market leader in this field.

LRQA has certified Vista as ISO 27001 compliant, stating that “the depth and commitment to Information Security demonstrated at Vista is commendable; it reflects the calibre of its staff and the strength of the leadership.”

James Pepper, Vista’s Technical Services Director commented:

“We have left no stone unturned, rigorously testing and validating all of our processes across our suite of technology and IT managed services.  Achieving ISO 27001 has been a thought provoking, compelling and worthwhile exercise from which we have learnt a lot.

Achieving the ISO 27001 standard with such excellent feedback was a real testament to the effort and commitment of the Vista teams. To have a leading independent assessor state that he was very impressed with Vista’s use of technology and that we have implemented systems that are so cutting edge that he has not seen them elsewhere is very reassuring in that we have not only ensured compliance but have been innovative in the way in which we implemented the project.”

Kirstie King, Vista’s Quality Systems Manager added:

“I am extremely proud of our organisation having received this recent certification. We’ve invested  considerable time and effort to implement a robust security management system that is compliant with a set of international standards to help us minimise risk.  As ISO 27001 is the most stringent certification for information security controls, I would like to thank the Leadership and Management teams and operational staff who worked diligently during this process to ensure its success.  I firmly believe we have revalidated ourselves as the market leader for in-store technology, EPoS support and maintenance services and have capitalised on the current shift in attitudes towards information and cybersecurity. Our ISO 27001 certification provides a key differentiator for us to demonstrate our commitment to security and is the first core step in our Programme of Compliance. I am looking forward to the next phase in our development. 

Vista’s customer base of over 120 retail, leisure, healthcare and hospitality businesses will now have the assurance that our retail IT managed services are secure and validated against the leading information security standards.”