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Michael Brophy, CEO of Certification Europe with Karl Houghton, ISO 27001 Project Manager. In an age when data breaches are becoming more and more of a threat, forward thinking companies are taking the necessary steps to protect their clients' information. MBSL recognised this need and in February 2010, achieved ISO 27001:2005 Certification. In February 2015, MBSL maintained this sector leading approach when they were awarded ISO27001:2013 Certification.

With this certification, MBSL can provide something that no other accountancy firm in Ireland can offer - independent certification that its business and systems controls are such that they meet international best practice standards. ISO 27001 is the international standard developed exclusively for Information Security Management Systems (ISMS), requiring businesses to employ a methodical approach to managing sensitive information and ensuring data security. The standard comprises of detailed control categories including organisation of information security, access controls, physical and environmental security, asset management, business continuity management, communications and operations management.

MBSL is one of a select number of accountancy firms globally to attain the critical, leading-edge international standards certification. In the current economic climate, more and more organisations are choosing to outsource their non core business activities as they seek to reduce their costs and gain more focus on their core business. However, in doing so, there is a greater exposure to breaches of information security as organisations give external service providers access to more and more confidential data. With ISO 27001 certification, MBSL can now provide additional peace of mind to its clients that risk and exposure to breaches of information and data security is minimised.

This ongoing accreditation reflects MBSL's commitment to operational excellence and maximising customer trust and confidence in the company's infrastructure and security capabilities. Our clients will benefit from the peace of mind that we can offer in relation to the security of their information and data when they engage with MBSL. We see this as raising the bar and setting a new standard for the delivery of outsourced accounting services in Ireland.

The ISO27001:2013 Certification. is the latest step in MBSL's development. We have operated in a paperless environment since 2008 and have achieved independent ISO certification of our Information Security Management System. This reflects our ethos of adopting international best practice, particularly in relation to the security of client information.

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