CIRQ Announces Certification of Decision Analyst, Inc. to ISO/IEC 27001:2022 - Industry News
CIRQ Announces Certification of Decision Analyst, Inc. to ISO/IEC 27001:2022

CIRQ Announces Certification of Decision Analyst, Inc. to ISO/IEC 27001:2022

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 awarded certification to Arlington, TX-based Decision Analyst, Inc. for compliance with the ISO/IEC 27001:2022, a widely recognized and internationally accepted information security standard.

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. 

The certification of Decision Analyst's Information Security Management System covers the company’s physical and digital information assets. This includes the management of Decision Analyst-owned subsidiaries Symmetric and Nuance, surveys, websites, internal infrastructure (data, facilities, computers, servers), external web applications, and the processes necessary to deliver market research services to its clients.  The certification runs through June of 2027. 

Jerry W. Thomas, Chief Executive Officer of Decision Analyst, said, “We are thrilled that Decision Analyst joins an elite group of research agencies that have achieved the highest levels of data and systems security. Decision Analyst’s commitment to perfection in every aspect of its operations, analytics, and consulting is made possible by its dedicated employees and supported by its wonderful, quality-driven clients.”

About Decision Analyst, Inc.
Decision Analyst is one of the nation’s largest privately owned marketing research and analytics firms, serving an array of Fortune 500 corporations, advertising agencies, and consulting firms across North America, the European Union, Asia, and Latin America. Decision Analyst specializes in strategy research, new product development, advertising testing, and advanced modeling for marketing decision optimization.

About CIRQ

A subsidiary of the Insights Association, CIRQ (the Certification Institute for Research Quality) was established to provide assessment and certification services to market research firms seeking certification to ISO 20252, ISO 27001, and ISO 27701. A non-profit entity, CIRQ is committed to providing timely, thorough, and impartial assessments of its customers' research process management or information security management systems regarding certification to corresponding standards. CIRQ was established in compliance with all ISO requirements for certification bodies that provide auditing and certification services and is fully accredited by ANSI’s National Accreditation Board. To conform to its mandate of objective and impartial audits to these ISO standards, CIRQ is independently operated and managed under the oversight of an independent Board of Directors and submits to annual moderation by external authorities on ISO certification bodies.