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Argyle receives ISO 27001 certification for rigorous protection of personal data

Along with our recently-announced SOC 2 Type 2 compliance, this certification received in December 2020 is yet another example of how we’re putting that commitment into action.

Protecting personal information is our top priority. To that end, we’re committed to information security best practices and to the highest industry standards. Here’s what this milestone means for our users, our customers, and their data. 

What is ISO 27001?

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO), is an independent, international organization that sets the global standards for security and safety. In short, ISO consults experts all over the world to create standards that define what excellence looks like. 
ISO 27001 (officially referred to as ISO/IEC 27001) is a part of the ISO 27000 family of standards, all of which are related to information security. Basically, ISO 27001 requires a company to have a documented information security management system (ISMS) that protects the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information. In effect, an ISMS is a set of rules that govern how data is managed, accessed, and secured. To be ISO 27001 certified, an organization must prove the existence and implementation of an ISMS that meets certain standards. 

What does being ISO 27001 certified mean?

Well, in short, it means Argyle has a world-class information security management system in place! To become certified, we first made improvements to our IT structure, security, training, risk assessment, and much more. Then, we went through the rigorous audit and certification process with Frank, Rimerman + Co. LLP, an ISO certification body. And we passed with flying colors.

What are the benefits to Argyle customers?

Being ISO 27001 certified is a testament to the fact that Argyle prioritizes data security. But it also ensures the following:
  • Customer data is rigorously protected
  • We assess, minimize, and eliminate risks and vulnerabilities
  • We’re compliant with the highest standard for information security
  • We’re creating an internal culture of security within Argyle, so all employees prioritize information security by design and live it in practice
  • We demonstrate operational excellence when it comes to our IT, HR, and information processes
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This certification is just one of the latest milestones in our information security roadmap to continuously demonstrate our commitment to data security. Argyle strives to achieve operational excellence and world-class information security standards when it comes to our IT, HR, and information processes.
We understand that Argyle is an integral and trusted way to connect employment records to your applications in real time, with user consent, and we take that responsibility very seriously. Everyone at Argyle is deeply dedicated to protecting our customers’ data, and we’re very happy to have our ISO 27001 certification to prove it.

Our security measures are ever-evolving to keep pace with the changing threat landscape

Our work on security and privacy efforts is never-ending; it's a continuous cycle of researching, revising, implementing, testing, fixing, scaling, blocking, and allowing. We are constantly working to meet and exceed what is asked of us from regulators, investors, partners, and users, and we collectively live these security processes on a daily basis. Security and privacy are integral to our culture.

We rest easy knowing we have an industry-leading security team to oversee our efforts

Our security team is composed of experts dedicated to constantly improving the security of our organization. Our team is trained in security incident response, security threat detection, and the latest security best practices. At Argyle, your data is in good hands. 
If you'd like to learn more, reach out to us at [email protected] or read more on our security and compliance page.

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