Hillard Heintze Achieves Second-Year Renewal of Highly Coveted ISO Certification for its Information Security Management System (ISMS)
A Rare Achievement in Its Industry, Hillard Heintze’s ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Certification Provides Clients with the Highest Level of Assurance in the Firm’s Ability to Protect Information
Chicago, Ill. – Hillard Heintze announced today that an independent audit of its compliance with ISO/IEC 27001:2013, one year from its original certification has confirmed the firm’s recertification for another year-long period. ISO/IEC 27001:2013 information security certification is established by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and awarded by the BSI Group, the independent and accredited national standards body of the United Kingdom. Certified under the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB), this internationally recognized mark represents quality, reliability and continual improvement. The BSI Assurance Mark – and certification itself – confirms that Hillard Heintze operates an information security management system that fully meets the standard’s strict requirements.
“We have always been deeply committed to the highest level of assurance in information security – with respect to both our clients’ and partners’ information, as well as our own,” confirms CEO Arnette Heintze. “But commitment is only half the battle. It’s also vital to hold ourselves accountable for achieving rigid third-party standards and subject our processes to an independent auditor’s review. We were pleased to achieve this ISO certification last year – and then again this year.”
Also driving the firm’s adherence to excellence in information security and continuous ISO/IEC 27001:2013 compliance are the high expectations of Hillard Heintze’s clients, a “who’s who” of Fortune-ranked leaders in industries from financial services, pharmaceuticals and energy to high technology, aerospace and defense, as well as major federal agencies, owners of U.S. critical infrastructure and private client family offices. This client list includes, since the firm’s inception in 2004, more than 85 Fortune-ranked enterprises, 500 U.S. and international brands, and 150 of the world’s most affluent families.
“These companies are often second to none – and these private clients are exceptionally discerning. They expect their trusted advisors – particularly in our space – to adhere to the highest standards of information security and privacy compliance,” explains Heintze. “And that is a moving target these days as the cyber threats to enterprises and other organizations continue to grow in complexity and scale.”
Lisa Dubrock, Managing Partner of Radian Compliance, the ISO management systems auditing firm, noted last year that “as of the end of 2015, only 1,247 companies in the United States had achieved ISO/IEC 27001:2013. Hillard Heintze is, to our knowledge, one of the first, if not the first, security risk management firm to obtain this certification.”
About Hillard Heintze
Hillard Heintze is one of the leading security risk management firms in the world. We are trusted around the globe to deliver innovative, prevention-oriented advisory solutions that help our clients improve performance and outcomes in protecting what matters: their people, performance, interests and reputation. Since our inception in 2004, more than 85 Fortune-ranked enterprises, 500 U.S. and international brands, and 150 of the world’s most affluent families have gained insight, assurance and confidence through our services – and are better managing security risk. Based in the United States with corporate headquarters in Chicago, we support clients across the globe through five practices: Security Risk Management, Threat & Violence Risk Management, Private Client and Family Office Services, Investigations and Law Enforcement Consulting. For more information, visit www.hillardheintze.com.