Belgrade, Serbia - MERA's R&D office has passed the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification audit with zero non-conformities.
ISO/IEC 27001 is the recognized specification for an Information Security Management System (ISMS), which is a management framework introduced by companies to identify, analyze and address their information security risks. The ISO/IEC 27001 certificate is an indispensable part of MERA’s strategy to expand across the international market and will come in extremely handy when working with customers from the FinTech sector, one of the company’s key industries. The assessment was performed by SGS, an international inspection, verification, and certification company.
The audit showed that the common set of policies, processes, and controls within the ISMS scope have been implemented and are operating effectively. This proactive approach allows for increased transparency of the information security requirements among the employees: they understand the risks to security that may occur at their workplaces and can manage them effectively. Apart from the office’s adherence to the international information security standard, the certification body pointed out the company’s excellent internal organization and friendly atmosphere.
To the customers, the ISO/IEC 27001 certificate further proves MERA’s commitment to maintaining all the sensitive data in strict confidence. Having adopted the ISO/IEC 27001 standard, the service provider will have to pass an annual surveillance audit as well as a triennial recertification audit, therefore continually improving its ISMS and ensuring the necessary competence of the employees. Thus, the customers can stay reassured that MERA’s information security policy is evolving in line with the latest standards, and its team of professionals is capable of timely identifying and handling all security weaknesses.
Alex Bogachek, CEO at MERA, comments: “Due to the hard work and commitment of our staff, there were neither major nor minor nonconformities identified by the audit team. This once again demonstrates that at MERA we combine rigorous security frameworks with a deep passion for perfection. All of this is to instill a higher level of confidence with our customers and guarantee their peace of mind.”
SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing, and certification company. The organization is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 95,000 employees, SGS operates a network of more than 2,400 offices and laboratories around the world. Learn more at www.sgs.com.