About the Company

Origins

The company was founded in East Dunbartonshire, Scotland in 1991. It was originally called Hillside Software Publishing Limited and traded as ‘Hillside Software’.  In the nineties most of the company’s work involved developing software for real-time monitoring systems and scientific applications.  Today, helping organizations to comply with relevant IT security and data protection standards accounts for most of our business.  Specifically, we regularly assist companies that wish to be certified to the ISO 27001 standard for information security management systems.

Key Personnel

Richard Murray, a co-founder of the business, is the principal consultant.  Richard has over 35 years experience in IT.  He has worked as a programmer, systems engineer, project manager and consultant, primarily in the aerospace, defence, healthcare and energy sectors.

Richard Murray, lead security management consultant within the company

Clients

We’ve worked successfully with over sixty organizations.  Customers have ranged from a three-person software house to an IT services provider with a turnover of tens of millions of pounds to an international oil and gas corporation.  Assignments have been carried out in the UK, Switzerland, Nigeria and The Gabon.

Information Security Management

It is our policy to comply with the ISO 27001:2013 standard for information security management systems in accordance with our values.  In 2005 we achieved UKAS-accredited certification for our management system as complying with BS 7799-2, the forerunner of the ISO 27001 standard.

Software Quality Management

It is our policy to comply with the ISO 9001:2015 standard for quality management systems  in accordance with our values.

In 1993 we famously achieved UKAS-accredited ISO 9001/TickIT certification for our management system that was based on a LOW PAPER DIET™ approach developed by Richard Murray.  Sadly, because of the complexities of ISO 27001 and other information security and data protection-related standards it is no longer practical to use a ‘pure’ LOW-PAPER DIET™ approach when creating and operating an integrated management system.

Corporate Responsibility

The Environment

We aim to:

  • Conserve energy and natural resources.
  • Monitor and reduce waste and pollution resulting from our business activities.
  • Comply with all applicable environmental regulations.
  • Comply with the ISO 14001 standard for environmental management systems.

If you have any queries or complaints about our environmental management activities please email us or write to us at the company’s registered office.

Community and Local Charities

Our employees and shareholders support the Riding for the Disabled Association (Glasgow Group) through volunteering, donations and fund raising.  Find out more about the work of the charity (reg. no. SC002041) by visiting the Glasgow Group’s web site.

Vacancies

We currently have no vacancies.

Company Information

Security Management Consultants LTD is a private limited company registered in Scotland, number SC131807.

Data Controller Registration (UK Data Protection Act)

Registered data controller Z7644671