Aprio Achieves Accreditation as ISO 27701 Certifying Body
July 8, 2020
Credentials streamline critical privacy compliance and risk management strategies
Aprio, LLP, a nationally-recognized top 50 CPA-led business advisory firm, has been accredited as an ISO 27701 Certifying Body by the ANSI-ASQ Accreditation Board (ANAB). This accreditation builds upon Aprio’s 2015 achievement as an ISO 27001 Certifying Body and makes Aprio the first full-service CPA firm in the nation to receive ANAB’s ISO 27701 certification.
“Before COVID-19, security and privacy risks were at an all-time high. The pandemic-driven shift to remote service models has only heightened these risks for businesses,” said Dan Schroeder, Aprio’s Partner-in-Charge of Information Assurance Services. “ISO 27001 and ISO 27701 provide certifiable standards that enable our clients to improve risk management while simultaneously simplifying security and privacy compliance reporting.”
As jurisdictions around the globe continue to enact data privacy regulations to address the increase in cyber threats, the ISO 27701 accreditation adds to Aprio’s growing list of information risk management audit and attestation services. Aprio services include ISO 27001 certification, PCI DSS compliance, SOC reporting, LADMF certification, and GDPR compliance. For those ISO 27001 certified or seeking to achieve certification, the addition of ISO 27701 enables the management of both security and privacy within one framework, providing time and cost-saving advantages.
“Simply put, you can’t have information privacy without security, and ISO 27701 represents the first internationally accepted data privacy certification,” Schroeder continued. “We have a proven approach to harmonizing ISO 27001/27701 with SOC 2 reporting, providing our clients with global security assurance acceptance and even greater efficiencies in testing, monitoring and compliance.”
Aprio provides ISO readiness, monitoring, audit and certification attestation services for market-leading companies in digital healthcare, fintech, crypto payment, data analytics and cloud services. For more information on Aprio’s Information Assurance and Risk Management Services, visit https://www.aprio.com/services/information-assurance/.
Aprio is a premier full-service, CPA-led business advisory firm based in Atlanta, Georgia, that advises clients and associates on how to achieve what’s next. Aprio’s associates work as integrated teams across advisory, assurance, tax, outsourced accounting solutions and private client services, bringing the best thinking and personal commitment to each client. Across practices, Aprio brings together proven expertise, deep understanding and strategic foresight for industries including Manufacturing and Distribution; Nonprofit and Education; Professional Services; Real Estate and Construction; Retail, Franchise and Hospitality; and Technology and Biosciences. In 65 years, Aprio has grown to over 550 team members. To serve clients wherever life or business may take them, Aprio’s teams speak more than 30 languages and work with clients in over 40 countries. In addition to its Atlanta headquarters, Aprio also operates in Birmingham, Ala. and Charlotte, Greensboro, Mt. Airy and Asheboro N.C. For more, visit https://apriodata.wpengine.com.