European law firm Fieldfisher has been awarded ISO 27001 Certification status.
Fieldfisher is one of a small group of law firms to be awarded the status. The internationally recognised ISO 27001 standard will provide the most stringent certification for information security controls, guaranteeing that ample information security controls and other forms of risk treatment are in place to prevent and defend against potential data system vulnerabilities. The certification also ensures that the information security controls continue to meet the firm's security needs on an ongoing basis.
This certification demands that organisations adhere to control disciplines spanning numerous areas, including risk management and security as well as business continuity management and compliance. The scope of Fieldfisher’s certification covers all IT service provision within the firm (including Europe) relating to the provision of secure IT systems in support of the excellent legal services the firm provides to our clients.
ISO 27001 requires that management:
- Adopts an executive-level management process to ensure that the information security controls continue to meet the organisation's information security needs on an ongoing basis;
- Systematically examines the organisation's information security risks, taking account of the threats, vulnerabilities, and impacts; and
- Designs and implements a coherent and comprehensive suite of information security controls and/or other forms of risk treatment to address those risks that are deemed unacceptable.
Achieving this standard demonstrates that the firm is managing and protecting our client's information to the highest levels at all times, and has a comprehensive security information framework in place to support this.
Managing Partner, Michael Chissick, commented:
"Clients are becoming more information security conscious, they are especially are looking for increased assurances over the highly sensitive and valuable data they are entrusting to us. We’re proud to have achieved this independent certification, as it demonstrates our level of commitment to implementing the tightest security controls, and the emphasis we place on the confidentiality and security of our clients’ data. We aim to achieve great service delivery in all of our client matters and this ISO certification lays down a strong marker in our continued efforts to deliver our clients the extra-mile levels of service and assurances they have come to expect from Fieldfisher."
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