Versta Research Announces Project to Attain ISO 27001 Certification for Enhanced Information Security and Management Processes
September 1, 2022
Versta Research, a leading market research firm, is proud to announce the launch of a comprehensive project aimed at upgrading all its information security and management processes to meet the rigorous standards set by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The company has embarked on a two-year journey, which began in the summer of 2021, to obtain ISO 27001 certification, one of the highest standards in the industry.
ISO is an independent, non-governmental international organization that develops and publishes international standards across various sectors. ISO standards are globally recognized and serve as a benchmark for organizations striving for excellence in different areas of operations.
ISO 27001 specifically focuses on information security management systems (ISMS). It provides a systematic approach to managing sensitive information, ensuring its confidentiality, integrity, and availability. By adhering to ISO 27001, organizations demonstrate their commitment to maintaining robust information security controls and mitigating risks associated with data breaches, cyber threats, and unauthorized access.
Versta Research has contracted with CIRQ (Certification Institute for Research Quality) as the certifying body for its ISO 27001 certification. CIRQ is a subsidiary of the Insights Association, the leading professional organization in the market research industry. CIRQ specializes in providing certification services for market research, data analytics, and insights organizations, ensuring compliance with international standards.
Joe Hopper, President of Versta Research, commented on the significance of this endeavor, saying, “We’ve witnessed a growing number of organizations expressing concerns about the IT security practices of their suppliers and demanding regular audits of their systems. The ISO certification process addresses these concerns comprehensively. The certification process entails meticulous efforts spanning several months to establish policies, infrastructure, and the necessary organizational capabilities. Ultimately, our goal is to undergo a thorough audit and obtain certification from ISO, one of the most esteemed certifying bodies worldwide.”
Versta Research is committed to maintaining the highest standards of information security and recognizes the importance of securing client data and intellectual property. The decision to pursue ISO 27001 certification was made in the fall of 2022 after a thorough evaluation of the company’s existing security practices and the increasing demands for stringent information security controls in the market.
The certification journey is expected to conclude in July of 2023, following a final audit conducted by CIRQ. Versta Research is dedicated to implementing industry-leading security measures and protocols throughout its operations, ensuring the utmost protection for client data and maintaining the trust and confidence of its valued clients.
About Versta Research
Versta is a firm specializing in customized market research and public opinion polling. It helps clients understand their customers, prospects, and competition with expertise and academic brainpower. And it helps clients communicate that research to managers, clients, reporters, and the audiences they need to reach.