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Digital transition and cybersecurity

The digital boom has led to profound changes in our habits. These changes mean that citizens need more than ever to have confidence in the new products and services that they use.

The reliability of communicated information and the security of personal data are major issues in this regard. Accreditation responds to the need for trust inherent in the development of new technologies such as big data or artificial intelligence.

  • Certification of management systems

    NF EN ISO/IEC 17021-1

    The establishment of an information management system in compliance with ISO 27001 has established a system for improving information system security.

    Many companies worldwide call on accredited certification according to ISO 27001 to consolidate the organisation in place and ensure the availability, integrity and confidentiality of the managed data.

    In recognition of the competence and impartiality of the certification bodies for conducting audits of the systems in place, accreditation serves to assure the reliability of the system and allows the market to have confidence in the results.

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  • Certification of persons

    NF EN ISO/IEC 17024

    Although it may already benefit from certification, an information management system is never set in stone. Security issues are such that the organisation in place needs to be reassessed regularly.

    Auditing or upgrading an information security management system requires particular skills. 

    To increase the robustness of their systems, certain companies call upon the services of individuals who can boast accredited certification: by demanding more than just formal qualifications, these companies can rest assured that the competence of these individuals is monitored and periodically reassessed by bodies whose competence and impartiality are recognised.

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  • Certification of products and services

    NF EN ISO/IEC 17065

    In France, in application of the Consumer Code, only bodies benefiting from accreditation can conduct certification for products or services.
    These certifications provide a guarantee that a product, service or process complies with precise criteria. The fact that they are covered by accreditation reinforces the market's confidence in its conformity. 

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  • Tests

    NF EN ISO/IEC 17025

    Due to the security challenges facing society with the acceleration of digitisation, the products used to guarantee this security need to be tested in a framework that end users can trust.
    Accreditation guarantees the reliability of the test results produced by laboratories. Certain certifications are also based on accredited tests.
    Accreditation is therefore widely used in the field of electronic payment. It also constitutes a prerequisite for approval by the national agency for information system security (CESTI) of laboratories that assess IT products in the framework of the French certification system.

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