Global law firm White & Case LLP announced today that it recently achieved the prestigious ISO/IEC 27001 certification, the world's highest accreditation for information protection and security. Awarded to companies whose business processes conform to strict international standards, the ISO/IEC 27001 accreditation is the only auditable international benchmark for information security management.
"White & Case serves a large number of multinational companies, governments and other public and private sector organizations, all of which want assurance that their most sensitive information is strictly safeguarded in accordance with world-class standards," said Tony Cordeiro, White & Case Chief Information Officer. "As a firm, we are committed to maximizing the trust and confidence our clients have in our global IT infrastructure security capabilities."
Developed by the International Organization for Standardization, the ISO/IEC 27001 is an emerging Information Security Management System standard that requires the protection of information assets for risk avoidance. It comprises 11 control categories: information security policy, security organization, personnel security, access controls, physical security, asset management, continuity planning, system deployment, application development & maintenance, communication management and compliance.
In order to obtain certification, White & Case underwent a rigorous set of internal and external reviews to ensure its IT systems met the requirements of ISO/IEC 27001, a process audited by the BSI Group America Inc., a leading global independent business services organization providing standard-based solutions in more than 150 countries.
"By earning ISO/IEC 27001 certification, White & Case has reinforced its commitment to managing risk and protecting valuable information assets, thereby raising their organization's performance," said Todd VanderVen, president of BSI Group America Inc. "White & Case has demonstrated a commendable focus on optimizing information security processes, and ISO/IEC 27001 certification only underscores the firm's best-in-class effort to ensure a structured approach to the protection of its assets."
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