AQMetrics achieves ISO27001 Certification reaffirming commitment to data protection
DUBLIN, 7th September 2017.
AQMetrics- Leading RegTech company, AQMetrics, today announced it has received the International Organization for Standardization’s prestigious ISO / IEC 27001:2013 certification. This announcement assures the company’s customer base, which includes global financial services organisations, with some of the most demanding security requirements in the world, that AQMetrics has the controls in place to protect their data at all levels.
ISO27001 is the international standard for providing requirements for information security management systems. Organizations that meet the standard are certified compliant by an independent and accredited certification body on successful completion of a formal compliance audit. While all data transferred to and from AQMetrics has always been protected, this third-party certification differentiates AQMetrics as going above and beyond to ensure that AQMetrics cloud based software is delivered and maintained to the strictest information security standards.
“Organisations using cloud based software service providers have understandable concerns about security when choosing a vendor,” said Geraldine Gibson, CEO at AQMetrics. “For our customers, these certifications provide further verification of our utmost commitment to security and trust. This commitment is part of the reason why investment managers, asset managers, brokers, fund administrators and banks rely on AQmetrics cloud based software to know their regulatory risks and always be compliant.”
Claire Savage, Chief Operations Officer at AQMetrics, commented, “In today’s regulatory environment, financial firms need the assurance that any and all data they are entrusting to third parties is fully secure. Further, in terms of GDPR, we believe this certification is essential for our clients, as the regulation will require firms to demonstrate that their data is being managed in accordance with data protection regulations both within their own organisation and with any cloud based software service providers they use.”
About ISO/IEC 27001:2013
ISO27001 is the international standard for management, control and continuous improvement of information security management systems. This International Standard has been prepared to provide requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and continually improving an information security management system. The adoption of an information security management system is a strategic decision for an organization.
About EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) is a regulation by which the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission intend to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the European Union (EU). The GDPR aims primarily to give control back to citizens and residents over their personal data and to simplify the regulatory environment for international business by unifying the regulation within the EU. It becomes enforceable from 25 May 2018 after a two-year transition period.
AQMetrics is a leading RegTech company focused on delivering regulatory risk and compliance solutions for financial professionals. We recognized that the accepted methods of managing risk and compliance were slow, outmoded, and inefficient. We drew upon our team’s deep experience in innovation, technology, law, and financial services to build a platform that performed markedly better, helping our clients leverage technology to more efficiently meet regulatory obligations. The AQMetrics platform has been tested, proven and perfected.
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