TALL Group Achieves Leading Security Management Standard
The TALL Group of Companies, the UK leader in the provision of secure paper and electronic payment solutions, has successfully been re-accredited to the ISO 27001 standard. The company secured the international leading security management standard outlining best practices for information security management systems following a five-day intensive audit completed remotely by NQA.
The company has held the ISO 27001 Information Security Management Standard (ISMS) for 15 years. The audit, held across TALL’s Runcorn and Hinckley sites, involved daily calls, interviews, sharing of policies, procedures and evidence of compliance.
Debbie Dowler, Quality & Compliance Director, said: ” As regulations and standards to protect our customers data increase, and cyberattacks become ever more sophisticated, the TALL Group faces growing complexity in keeping sensitive client information secure. Our ISO27001 accreditation ensures that we meet the highest level of information security management in protecting client data.”
Martin Ruda, Group Managing Director of the TALL Group of Companies, said: “Receiving the ISO 27001 certification is a significant accomplishment, which is thanks to all our committed staff across both sites who worked tirelessly to maintain our excellent standards. This certification is the latest milestone in our information security roadmap to continuously demonstrate our commitment to data security, best security practice and risk management for our customers.”
The TALL Group also holds a wide variety of other leading accreditations, including Cyber Essentials PLUS, Investors in People, the ISO9001 Quality and IS014001 Environmental Management Standards.
Leading Law Firm Signs Up to UCN Plus®
Multiple award-winning leading law firm Bott and Co has been one of the first to sign up to a bespoke ‘image survivable feature’ cheque solution created by the TALL Group of Companies.
The UCN Plus® is an image survivable feature (ISF) solution consisting of an encrypted QR (Quick Response) code printed on the face of the cheque, providing a participating bank and its cheque-issuing corporate/SME customers with a robust and comprehensive cheque fraud prevention device which fully survives the cheque imaging process now used in the UK’s cheque clearing system.
Cheque fraud is an ongoing threat and operates in a number of ways with serious consequences for both the issuer and recipient of the fraudulent cheque. There are three main types of cheque fraud – Counterfeit, Forgery and Fraudulently Altered – that can result in a fraudster paying you for goods or services using a stolen or forged cheque; or depositing a fraudulent altered or stolen cheque into your account; or stealing individual cheques or a cheque book from you.
The TALL Group’s patented UCN Plus® ISF covers all codeline and variable data, including payee name, amount and date from the printed cheque, making it an extremely secure fraud prevention device.
Martin Ruda, Group Managing Director, The TALL Group of Companies, said: “It’s really positive to see established leading law firms like Bott and Co taking full advantage of the UCN Plus® Solution to fight against cheque fraud, considering the high value of some transactions undertaken. It’s a simple and comprehensive package, comprising cheque printing software, hardware, installation services and a supply of cheque stock to assist customers of participating banks who want to infill their own corporate cheques in-house. The solution provides an ideal way of meeting recommended bank cheque fraud prevention measures by the addition of an ISF. As more and more of the UK clearing banks are making this a requirement then the UCN Plus® offers additional security above and beyond the simple UCN providing additional protection particularly on higher value transactions.”
The UCN Plus® solution also includes software and hardware support to maintain cheque fraud effectiveness during its use.
Bott and Co is a multiple award-winning No Win No Fee solicitors based in Wilmslow, Cheshire, with specialist expertise in flight delay compensation, road traffic accident claims and specialist consumer claims.
Gary Froggatt, Finance Director at Bott & Co said that working together with their bank and TALL, they had been able to produce a corporate cheque design that included the UCN Plus®. “We see this as a major deterrent against fraudulent cheque transactions moving forward”, he added.
For more information on the solution visit UCN Plus® Solution.