PASADENA – May 17, 2016 – American Discovery, a worldwide provider of legal process outsourcing services, today announced that the company has been awarded International Standard Organization (ISO) 27001 Certification from SRI, an accredited registrar.
“In today’s environment of widespread cyber attacks and security threats, safeguarding client information is critical,” said Howard Hoffmann, executive director of American Discovery. “This certification demonstrates American Discovery’s commitment to data privacy, and is a testament to the strength of both our information security management system and our program designed to maintain a robust security environment for our clients.”
ISO 27001:2013 is an internationally accepted set of standards for information security management, which helps organizations keep information assets secure. Certification is only awarded to companies that can meet the standard as judged by accredited, independent auditors. Comprehensive in scope, American Discovery’s certification emphasizes its robust information security management system (ISMS) which enables the company to control the:
- Secure access, storage and transmission of sensitive information;
- Protection of business assets containing sensitive information;
- Strict physical and logical access control to sensitive information; and
- Management of business processes which support the company’s information technology infrastructure.
“By embedding privacy and security into its systems and processes by design, American Discovery has established a holistic program that provides multi-level protection for its clients,” said David Hickey, advisory board member for American Discovery. “This deep commitment to data security and privacy enables the company to proactively deliver the high-quality service that clients expect.”
An independent, third party audit by SRI found American Discovery to have the requisite technical controls in place and formalized security policies and procedures that comply with internationally recognized standards. As one of the leading certification bodies for management systems, SRI is accredited by RvA (C074), IATF, ITsmf/APMG, and ANAB (previously ANSI-RAB).
As acceptance of international standards has grown, so has SRI. Established in 1991 as Steel Related Industries Quality System Registrar (SRI) to serve suppliers in the steel industry, SRI was one of the first five registrars in the U.S. As a representative on ISO 9000 and 14001 Technical Advisory Groups, a member and past Chair of the Independent Association of Accredited Registrars (IAAR), a representative of the IAAR on the International Automotive Sector Group (IASG), and former Malcolm Baldrige Senior Examiner, founder and CEO Dr. Peter B. Lake put SRI at the forefront of development and acceptance of standards worldwide. SRI now serves the accreditation needs of business in over 40 major industries across North America, Asia, and Europe. For more information, visit sriregistrar.com.
About American Discovery
American Discovery is a worldwide provider of legal process outsourcing services in the areas of Managed Document Review, Litigation and Other Support Services, Discovery Consulting, Legal Research, and Contract Management. Using a unique blend of technology, legal expertise, and disciplined processes, we help law firms and corporations improve financial results, enhance productivity, and efficiently deliver predictable outcomes.