SYTECH Secures Prestigious ISO Accreditation for the Second Re-Certification Cycle

SYTECH, the UK’s longest-established digital forensics consultancy service provider, has successfully undergone a rigorous audit to secure its second UKAS re-certification for ISO 17025:2017.

The international standard, which has been made a mandatory requirement by the Forensic Science Regulators Code of Practice for forensic providers who are putting evidence into the Criminal Justice System, outlines the robust requirements for testing and calibration in laboratories. It sets out guidelines for quality management, technical competence and the ability to produce accurate and reliable test and calibration data.

In securing the coveted UKAS re-certification for the second time, SYTECH has been accredited under ISO 17025 for the previous eight years – a notable achievement in the digital forensics sector.

Significantly, the Stoke-on-Trent and South Wales firm is now also the first UK private-sector company to undergo an extension to its scope, to now have included within its schedule of accreditation the pioneering GrayKey software solution, utilised for full-file system mobile extractions.

In further successes, SYTECH has successfully passed its re-certification audits for ISO 27001, 14001 and 9001.

Jessica Clewlow, Operations Director at SYTECH and Senior Accountable Individual (SAI), a requirement from the Forensic Science Regulator commented: “We are incredibly proud to be embroiled in several international quality standards, and to have once again met the stringent audit requirements to secure re-certification for ISO 17025 and highlight our commitment to quality and accuracy.

“With an increasing number of businesses seeking ISO 17025 accreditation to demonstrate their competence, and with our significant testing and calibration laboratory experience, our SYTECH consultancy team is honoured to be supporting companies to secure accreditation – and maintain their status thereafter. By helping businesses navigate the complex process to achieve this globally recognised standard of excellence, we can enable more industries to benefit from the bolstered reputation that the implementation of ISO 17025 accreditation provides.”

SYTECH’s schedule of ISO 17025 accreditation can be viewed here: https://www.ukas.com/wp-content/uploads/schedule_uploads/00002/8765Testing-Multiple.pdf

From its offices in Stoke-on-Trent and South Wales, and established in 1978, SYTECH provides all aspects of digital forensics and cyber services (Cyber Essentials, penetration testing etc), consultancy and training, for national public sector organisations and major blue chip organisations. Predominantly working on behalf of the Criminal Justice System, and associated stakeholders, the company maintains a highly experienced, multi-discipline team of Professional Expert Witnesses and Analysts, who each specialise in complementary areas, working to understand the unique requirements of each business.

SYTECH is accredited under ISO 17025 and Forensic Science Code of Practice and Conduct (FSR-C-100), and certified for ISO 27001, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.  SYTECH delivers consultancy and on-the-ground training support services for businesses striving to achieve ISO/IEC 17025 Quality Standards. With nine years of testing and calibration laboratory experience, and having secured the rigorous accreditation themselves, the experienced consultancy team can assist laboratories and businesses to achieve the accreditation – and maintain their status thereafter.