Barron McCann (UK)

Barron McCann Limited is a leading UK provider of IT services and products for the retail, Government and industry sectors. For over thirty years, they have been leading the way in the delivery of commercially compelling, service excellence across the operations of their expanding customer base. Their customers include security-dependent organisations as diverse as major retailers and the 2011 Census.

What Barron McCann Needed

Barron McCann has always been extremely conscious of security across its business and across that of its customers. Driven by a need to formally demonstrate its commitment to security, Barron McCann needed to invest in a coherent, auditable secure range of IT services to offer our clients.

The Challenge

Handling highly confidential information about every single person in the whole of England, Wales and Northern Ireland is no minor undertaking. As a market-leading provider, selected to deliver crucial IT services to support the 2011 Census, Barron McCann had to prove that they have security that is in line with the highest possible standards. In order to do this they needed to gain compliance with the ISO/IEC 27001 information security management standard. This meant working on issues related to information security, ranging from the technical, physical, personnel and procedural to make them compliant with Information Security Management System (ISMS) standards.

Our Answer

We worked with Barron McCann to address technical, physical, personnel and procedural issues related to information security. We focused on the management processes required to ensure that security was addressed in a logical and comprehensive manner. Our open approach across all
stakeholders helped Barron McCann resolve issues in a timely and effective manner. Through this approach, we enabled them to present a professional image to business partners and their supply chain.

A complete end-to-end service was carried out that included:

  • Initial business risk analysis
  • Threat and vulnerability assessments
  • Designing a security policy
  • Implementation assistance
  • Business continuity management and auditing.

Key Benefits

Barron McCann (UK) now has:

  • a demonstrable and auditable security regime, embedded within their ‘business as usual’ service operations
  • an ISO/IEC 27001 certification
  • a unique selling proposition