Veratad’s Information Security Management System (ISMS) has officially received ISO/IEC 27001 certification. The ISO 27001 standard was established in 2013 to provide technology developers with clear and comprehensive guidelines for the installation and ongoing maintenance of information security systems.
The news indicates that Veratad’s portfolio follows those best practices. The certification comes courtesy of A-lign, which conducted an independent, third-party evaluation of Veratad’s security products. A-lign is accredited by the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB), while the ISO standard itself was put together by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).
The ISO certification attests that Veratad is able to protect people’s privacy and guard against unwanted and unauthorized access events. It also implies that Veratad’s IT professionals are aware of the things that they will need to do to maintain ISO 27001 compliance.
“While we have always placed a high priority on safeguarding data, achieving this certification will assure our customers and partners that Veratad meets the highest international standards for information security prescribed by ISO 27001,” said Veratad CEO John Ahrens. “Having met the requirements for certification, Veratad joins an elite few in our industry that have achieved this standard.”
In November, Veratad released a new Smart 2FA solution that uses phone records to link a device to its true owner and enable stronger two-factor authentication. Shortly after that, Veratad made its way onto the fourth annual RegTech100 list, with Ahrens suggesting that products like Smart 2FA helped the company achieve that designation. The RegTech100 highlights companies that can help financial institutions comply with the strict regulatory requirements of the financial industry.
Ahrens has previously emphasized the importance of strong identity verification practices in the healthcare industry. In the meantime, Cerence and ForgeRock are some of the other companies that have achieved ISO 27001 certification in the past few months.