BOSTON, July 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Beacon Health Options (Beacon), the nation's leading behavioral health management company, announced today the company has earned the prestigious ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification for Information Security Management System. The certification is the most widely recognized set of standards for information security.
The accredited certifying body, TÜV NORD, awarded Beacon the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certification after the company passed a rigorous audit of information technology (IT) support services for its business processes. ISO is an independent, non-governmental group that applies common standards for 163 countries. Atlas Systems, Inc. helped the company prepare for the successful certification process.
"The ISO certification and the demanding process to achieve it demonstrates Beacon Health Options' expertise in information security management and its dedication to have the top levels of security in place throughout the company," said Beacon Health Options Chief Operating Officer Bill Fandrich. "Beacon's commitment to continuous improvement in information security standards supports our goal to protect the data of our members, clients, providers and employees in this ever-evolving threat landscape."
The 27000 series refers to the ISO family of standards dealing with information security. ISO/IEC 27001:2013 specifies the requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and continually improving an information security management system within the organization. It also includes requirements for the assessment and treatment of information security risks.
"We are delighted to have earned the ISO 27001:2013 certification because it represents independent confirmation of Beacon's commitment to information security," said Beacon Health Options Chief Information Officer Anup Vidyarthy. "This achievement supports our goal of continuously improving the services we offer to our customers and proves our readiness to meet their compliance requirements."
About Beacon Health Options
Beacon Health Options is a health improvement company that serves 50 million individuals across all 50 states and the United Kingdom. On behalf of employers, health plans and government agencies, we manage innovative programs and solutions that directly address the challenges our behavioral health care system faces today. Beacon is a national leader in the fields of mental and emotional wellbeing, addiction, recovery and resilience, employee assistance, and wellness. We help people make the difficult life changes needed to be healthier and more productive. Partnering with a network of providers nationwide, we help individuals live their lives to the fullest potential. For more information, visit www.beaconhealthoptions.com and connect with us on www.facebook.com/beaconhealthoptions and https://twitter.com/BeaconHealthOpt.
About Atlas Systems
Atlas Systems, Inc. is a leading technology innovator, offering software and service solutions to global and mid-market companies in a range of different industries, including automotive, finance, health care, publishing and telecommunications. It provides comprehensive range of solutions in the area of Technology, Procurement, GRC, Provider and Oracle to customers across the globe. The company's goal is to deliver serious and competitively priced products and services to clients that add business value and have positive impact on their business. For more information, visit www.atlassystems.com.
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