CIRQ (the Certification Institute for Research Quality), an International Standards Organization (ISO) audit and certification body that is a subsidiary of the Insights Association, has recertified L&E Research to ISO 27001, one of the most widely recognized and internationally accepted information security standards.
Accredited certification to ISO 27001 involves undertaking regular reviews and internal audits to ensure the continual improvement of the information security management system (ISMS). Raleigh, North Carolina-based L&E Research’s certification includes offices located in Charlotte, NC; Cincinnati, OH; Columbus, OH; Denver, CO; New York, NY; and Tampa, FL.
The certification will be verified annually by CIRQ’s independent audit establishing continued compliance and protection of data.
ISO 27001 provides a framework for companies to manage their data security. It establishes requirements for information controls to manage people, processes, and technology. The standard covers both the technological aspects of security as well as corporate security, physical security, etc., and relies on regular risk assessments enabling a company to consistently identify and treat security threats. ISO 27001 is accepted worldwide as an assurance that proper and continual measures have been taken to protect valuable company data.
“Receiving our ISO 27001:2013 certification, which ensures enhanced information security, is a major achievement for L&E Research,” said Tracy Isacco, President. “The brands we work with demand this type of excellence in their market research solutions, and this level of quality is the standard throughout L&E Research.”
About ISO 27001
ISO 27001 provides requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining, and continually improving an information security management system. The information security management system preserves the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information by applying a risk management process and gives confidence to interested parties that risks are adequately managed. It is important that the information security management system is integrated with the organization’s processes and overall management structure and that information security is considered in the design of processes, information systems, and controls. It is expected that an information security management system implementation will be scaled in accordance with the needs of the organization. This International Standard can be used by internal and external parties to assess the organization’s ability to meet information security requirements. ISO 27001 can be mapped to other information security schemes such as HITRUST, NIST and Soc2. Compliance with the standard also enables a company to meet global security laws, such as the NIS Directive and the GDPR.
About L&E Research
L&E Research is a leading provider of qualitative research. Services include recruitment, focus group facilities, and a host of qualitative technology solutions, allowing clients to connect with customers anywhere, anytime. L&E has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. multiple times. In addition to a Nationwide virtual presence utilizing proprietary panel and technology solutions to connect clients with customers throughout the U.S., L&E has facilities in Charlotte, NC; Cincinnati, OH; Columbus, OH; Denver, CO; New York City, NY; Raleigh, NC and Tampa, FL.