TechR2 Achieves ISO 27001 Certification!
When your company works with a consultant or vendor for data security, you can’t afford for that vendor to have mediocre management practices. And if you are trusting someone else with your IT security, they had better be top notch. An easy way to objectively measure effectiveness and security is to find out if the data security company you trust is ISO certified. TechR2 has the distinction of being the only data security and destruction company in the U.S. that is ISO 27001 certified at this time. “I’m proud to announce TechR2’s achievement of ISO 27001 Certification for Information Security Management,” said TechR2 President Sepp Rajaie. “We consider ourselves part of the elite group of the very few companies who have achieved this certification in the United States.”
The only onsite data destruction company with ISO 27001
“TechR2 is the only onsite data destruction company that has earned this certification,” said Rajaie. “We will continue to lead the way with innovative data security solutions to help our clients keep their brand safe.” As of March 2013, only 85 companies in the United States, across all industries, have achieved the 27001 certification, compared to more than 3,000 companies in Japan alone.
There are varying levels and categories of ISO certification. Of these, ISO 27001 is the most stringent certification for information security controls. The certification guarantees that appropriate information security controls and other forms of risk treatment are in place to prevent and defend against potential data system vulnerabilities. Your company or organization may not be able to pass the three-stage audit (which takes nearly a year to complete) but you can certainly partner with a data security company who has.
What is ISO 27001?
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is an international body that provides global management standards to the information security industry. ISO is an industry-wide certification that the most conscientious information and data security professionals strive to achieve.
The ISO 27001 standard contains 11 domains with which a company must comply to be considered certified:
- Security Policy
- Organization of Information Security
- Asset Management
- Human Resources Security
- Physical and Environmental Security
- Communications and Operations Management
- Access Control
- Information Systems Acquisition
- Information Security Incident Management
- Business Continuity Management
Another aspect of ISO 27001 is the “Plan-Do-Check-Act” model, a model ISO-certified companies are expected to apply to all areas of information security systems.
Here at TechR2, we are one of the few and the proud who are ISO 27001 certified. As information and data security professionals, TechR2 holds itself to the highest industry standards. That means being compliant with international governing bodies such as ISO and R2.
TechR2 is dedicated to extraordinary levels of data security. We do more than simply adhere to best practices. We take the (many!) extra steps to gain certifications that prove to our customers that we take our best practices seriously. The data destruction and information security services we offer our customers demonstrate this commitment. Our solution is a unique service that provides secure containment and certified onsite data destruction and all data is destroyed before it ever leaves your premises. We offer comprehensive solutions to companies who need a trusted partner to handle their data destruction and IT asset retirement needs.
We are proud to meet the requirements shared by the most ethical and committed information security professionals. To gain a better understanding of the breadth of the standards, below is an info-graphic that illustrates the management structure behind the standards.