ReSource Pro, the premier insurance process outsourcing provider, announced on Wednesday that it has received the ISO/IEC 27001 information security management certification from the International Organization for Standardization, the world’s premier publisher of global business standards. This certificate is recognized across data-centric industries as external verification that the business in question has adopted rigid security standards in order to better defend its own operations and all forms of client data from unsanctioned access and use.
Data security breaches can create serious liabilities for companies that deal with confidential information. They can lead to unforeseen E&O liabilities, lawsuits, criminal charges, an immediate loss of business, and long-term damage to a company’s public profile. As more and more confidential information makes its way onto digital servers, many regulatory bodies have enhanced related regulations at the state, federal, and international levels.
ReSource Pro responded to this heightened demand for security in all fields by earning third-party approval of an operational framework designed to minimize data-related liabilities. This certification concludes an extensive review process and places ReSource Pro among the most trusted providers of business process outsourcing: all 100 of the top-ranking companies on the 2010 Global Outsourcing list compiled by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals are ISO 27001 certified.
ReSource Pro partnered with several internationally renowned consulting firms to confirm its adherence to all ISO 27001 standards over a two-year period. The company will also be subject to annual on-site audits in which an independent risk management firm will work to verify the company’s continued compliance with established guidelines and recommend any relevant system upgrades.
CEO Dan Epstein explained, “ReSource Pro has always maintained a rigorous information security management system, but this certification represents our investment in assuring the safety of our clients’ data in an increasingly strict regulatory environment. We now have a universally accepted third-party certification that places us among the industry’s most reliably secure insurance process outsourcing providers.”
Matt Schiefferly, CFO of risk management and insurance placement provider Paul Hanson Partners, said “From day one we’ve always trusted ReSource Pro, and we’ve never had any reservations in the security area at all. Their people are great and their systems are great. They were implementing new standards when I was in China earlier this year and it made me feel very secure.”
About ReSource Pro
Founded in 2003 with headquarters in New York City and processing centers in Qingdao and Jinan, China, ReSource Pro is a leader in operational efficiency and processing solutions for the insurance industry, serving more than 110 U.S. brokers, regional carriers, and managing general agencies with management professionals located across the United States and a team of 850 college-educated, English-speaking insurance processing specialists in China.