|By Business Wire||
|February 7, 2013 09:15 AM EST||
UL DQS Inc., one of the leading certification bodies for Management Systems in the world, has received accreditation by the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) for its Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) ISO 27001 program.
IT systems, assets and data privacy are critical pieces of any business. Protecting them against cyber attacks by developing and maintaining a certified information security management system should be a top priority for any company.
“Cybercrime is a constant and very real threat, but having a solid Information Security Management System in place can help prevent and mitigate the damage,” said Ganesh Rao, president and CEO, UL DQS Inc. “Now that UL DQS has received ISO 27001 accreditation, we can help our customers in another very important facet of their business operations management.”
“Information security is essential to the services Novus Law provides its clients, so ensuring the integrity of our information security management system and controls is essential to our clients and the success of our firm,” said Lois A. Haubold, vice president, Novus Law. “UL DQS is the perfect partner for our ISO 27001 registration because they represent the premier standard of global credibility and trust. With UL DQS, we feel confident that our security management practices are comprehensive and highly effective.”
The cost of cyber attacks continues to grow exponentially. According to the 2012 Cost of Cyber Crime Study, sponsored by HP and conducted by the Ponemon Institute, the occurrence of cyberattacks at U.S. companies has more than doubled over a three-year period, and the financial impact has seen similar growth. The cost to U.S. businesses for cybercrime has increased nearly 40% from 2010 – reaching an average annualized cost of $8.9 million per year according to this latest report.
The ULDQS portfolio of IT Services and Risk Management goes beyond ISO 27001. Other services include:
- BS 25999 and 22301 for Business Continuity ManagementCMMI-Based Services
- eSCM-SPSM – Roadmap for Successful Sourcing
- ISO 20000-1
For more information on certification programs and education provided by UL DQS Inc., please visit: http://www.ul-dqsusa.com/.
About UL DQS
With 45,000 certified locations in more than 100 countries UL DQS belongs to the top group of international management certification bodies. The DQS-UL Group is involved with lasting success of companies by sustained assessments of management systems and business processes. The services focus on improved business processes related to quality, environmental, energy, occupational safety, risk, information security, and business excellence in all major industry sectors. As a certification partner, UL DQS strives to provide quality service and value to clients in order for them to realize the maximum benefits from a certificate bearing the UL and DQS names.
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