Unicon Achieves ISO 27001:2013 Security Standards Re-Certification
Education Technology Consulting Firm Meets Stringent Certification Requirements
Gilbert, AZ – March 1, 2022— Unicon, Inc., a leading technology consulting firm focused solely on the education ecosystem, announced today that it has achieved ISO 27001:2013 re-certification across its professional services, cloud services, and company operations. ISO 27001 is an international standard for information security management published in 2013 by the International Organization for Standardization. The rigorous independent third-party audit performed by DQS Management System Solutions ensures the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of all corporate data and provides a framework to deliver the highest level of information security management.
“Unicon maintained its ISO 27001 certification through 2021 and has just completed its annual audit for 2022. We are pleased to announce that our auditor, DQS Management Systems Solutions, has recommended us for re-certification again this year,” said Unicon Information Security Officer, Frank Mason. “Clients trust us with their sensitive data and this certification provides validation that Unicon will deliver the strongest safeguards and best-of-class protections they demand.”
To renew certification, a company must demonstrate the implementation of 114 controls that provide a framework for identifying, treating, and managing information security risks. The ISO 27001 audit process demonstrates an understanding of the need to protect client data and provide support for the vital policies and processes that make this possible. It displays an unwavering commitment to maintaining an information security management system that is demonstrably among the best in our industry.
ISO standards are recognized throughout many different industries all around the world. An ISO 27001:2013 certification guarantees ongoing compliance with stringent security standards and a commitment to risk mitigation and improvement. The standard revolves around a risk assessment-based approach to security: Once risks are identified in an initial assessment, controls are selected and implemented to mitigate them.