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IRESS, the leading supplier of technology for wealth management, financial markets and the mortgage industry, is pleased to announce it has achieved ISO/IEC 27001:2013 security certification following an audit by the highly-respected British Standards Institution (BSI).

The internationally recognised ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification is a best practice framework for managing information security.

The certification applies to IRESS core hosting and support services in South Africa, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Singapore and the United Kingdom. 

Andrew Walsh, IRESS CEO, said: “Having ISO/IEC 27001 certification in place provides further reassurance for our existing and prospective customers across the globe that we take an active and effective approach to our information security management program. 

“Ensuring good information security management is critical for all businesses and IRESS places information security at the top of its agenda.

“The world is changing when it comes to expectations around information security. We believe it is very timely to have sought and achieved an objective, externally validated assessment that our information security management practices meet an internationally-recognised standard.”

“By gaining ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification, IRESS is proving its commitment to securing the information of both its clients and its own people,” said Marc Barnes, Managing Director, BSI Group Australia & New Zealand. “IRESS is highlighting the importance of adopting information security-minded practices to remain resilient, and helping to raise the bar for the industry as a whole.”

 

About IRESS

IRESS is a leading supplier of technology for financial markets, wealth management and the mortgage industry in South Africa, Australia, Asia, New Zealand, Canada and the United Kingdom.

All product streams support a diverse range of roles and offer front, middle and back-office functionality for clients
that range from financial service institutions through to independent operators.

IRESS is a progressive, service-based organisation that employs over 1340 staff globally, with local knowledge
and industry experience.

IRESS strives for excellence in relationships with clients and industry bodies alike. IRESS is client-driven, responsive and promotes a culture that supports working with customers and the industry to face challenges and keep pace with industry developments.

                

About BSI

BSI (British Standards Institution) is the business standards company that equips businesses with the necessary solutions to turn standards of best practice into habits of excellence.

Formed in 1901, BSI was the world’s first National Standards Body and a founding member of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

Over a century later it continues to facilitate business improvement across the globe by helping its clients drive performance, manage risk and grow sustainably through the adoption of international management systems standards, many of which BSI originated.

Renowned for its marks of excellence including the consumer recognized BSI Kitemark™, BSI’s influence spans multiple sectors including Aerospace, Automotive, Built Environment, Food, Healthcare and ICT. With over 72,000 clients in 150 countries, BSI is an organization whose standards inspire excellence across the globe.  

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