Tuesday, 12 November 2013

CQR Achievements in 2013

The only constant in the Information Security industry is change, and that has been no different for us.  Looking back we can see that 2013 has been a really good year for CQR.  It’s impressive how far we have come and what we have learned.

This year we were Platinum sponsors at the Oceania CACS Conference in Adelaide, not only was there a great turn out, there were also a great number of informative presentations, workshops and opportunities to meet with other professionals within the industry.

Our Business Security team has doubled in size, and we now have a high level of skill and experience that we can offer to clients who understand that Information Security is more a business problem than a technology one.
This growth has allowed us to take the opportunity to refine some of our services to make them more appealing packages.  One way of doing this has been to develop an area of our ISMS (Information Security Management System) offerings, and so we have created the ISMS Jumpstart programme.  The core aim of the programme is to both define an appropriate scope and governance framework for organisations, and also to expose areas that need to be addressed to implement an ISMS.  It gives the implementation a ‘Jumpstart’ by developing an implementation plan and future roadmap.

We have also been working on improving the business value of our Onsite Security Specialists (OSS) service, which is designed to give organisations regular and recurring access to our pool of skilled information security specialists.  Whether it’s for one day per month or five days per week, our OSS service is helping organisations solve their information security challenges by having one of our specialists become one of their onsite team members.

Our most ambitious and exciting development this year is our portfolio of information security awareness videos covering a range of issues that confront organisations and their staff every day.  We are very proud of this service as we are the only company in Australia who can offer this type of training support.  The videos have been born from ideas developed within CQR and have been developed and produced with significant input from all areas the company.
Internally we have seen our personnel change, with new faces joining and some old faces moving on and even one of our alumni returning to us.  We are confident that our strong teams both in Australia and the UK, will continue to forge great relationships both inside the organisation and with our clients.

With our 10 year anniversary approaching and the updated certification of ISO27001 waiting for us in the New Year we are looking forward to the Christmas break and spending time with our families and friends and welcome the challenges of 2014.

You can find more information on everything we’ve achieved on our new website at www.cqr.com or by following us on Twitter @CQR.

Sarah Taylor
@cqr www.cqr.com

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