São Paulo, 28 February 2007 -
Atos Origin, an international information technology services provider, announces today that it has successfully achieved the globally recognized ISO 27001:2005 Certification – Information Security Certification. This certification accredited by BSI - an independent organization, member and founder of ISO (International Organization for Standardization) - was conquered without any non-conformity succeeding in all the information security-related topics.
The major requirements assessed are the following:
* Security management through the deployment of good practices;
* Risk management methodology;
* Information security organization and policy;
* Asset classification and control;
* Personal, physical and environmental security;
* Operations and communications management;
* Access control;
* System design and maintenance; and
* Business continuity management.
"We are very proud of having attained this standard. This certification formally attests to the rigorous implementation of the elements of IT security, confidentiality, reliability, integrity and availability in services and solutions we provide to our clients. This certification provides our clients with the assurance that we provide high level services, compliant with their business requirements throughout controlled procedures, policies and best practices. This new certification also confirms to the market our capabilities to ensure the reliability, integrity and availability of our data related to a wide range of projects for the Software Plant, Consultancy, Systems Integration and Outsourcing" stated Sérgio Bartoletti, Atos Origin Latin America CEO.
This certification underlines Atos Origin’s commitment in an ambitious certification program as part of the Group’s strategic initiative announced earlier this month in its Transformation Program aimed at accelerating organic growth, improving efficiency and operating as a global company.
Only 11 companies in Brazil currently hold ISO 27001:2005 certification and today Atos Origin is one of the few IT companies earning this accreditation.
In Brazil, Atos Origin employs 2.000 persons, focused on design, build and operations of technology solutions and in 2006 the company celebrated its 15th anniversary in the country. Atos Origin in Brazil provides offshore support for some of the Group’s international clients and is an important part of its Global Sourcing strategy.
As part of its commitment to client satisfaction and the delivery of value and service, Atos Origin has engaged in a world-wide assessment program covering all major service centers.
Rather than simply selecting low cost locations from which to source IT services, Atos Origin evaluates the whole range of technical and service requirements to determine the best sourcing solution to meet clients’ requirements.
"Companies depend a lot on their information systems and they, as a consequence, have become highly strategic assets especially in the decision-making process. Information is a highly valuable asset for corporations and it’s key to foster a security culture accordingly. Atos Origin, aware of such factors, has all times invested in its improvement program as a direct result from the international certifications ISO 9001 and ISO 27001", stated Ellie Borges, BSI leading auditor.
About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is an international information technology services company. Its business is turning client vision into results through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed operations. The company’s annual revenues are EUR 5.4 billion and it employs over 50,000 people in 40 countries. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and has a client base of international blue-chip companies across all sectors. Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades as Atos Origin, Atos Euronext Market Solutions, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting. For more information, please visit the company’s web site at www.atosorigin.com.br .
BSI Group is a leader in the development of standards based business solutions, and as such is the originator of the world’s most popular management systems standards and specifications. These include the ISO 9000 series of quality management standards, ISO 14001 for environmental management, ISO/IEC 27001 for information security management, OHSAS 18001 for occupational health and safety, ISO 10002 for complaints management and ISO/IEC 20000 for IT service management. These management specifications have achieved global acceptance as tools to enhance the effectiveness of organizations. BSI is also at the leading edge of developing standards in emerging technologies such as nanotechnology, biometrics and regenerative medicine – all of which will have a global impact in the future. For further information on the BSI Group see: www.bsi-global.com