An Acknowledgement of Level Access’s Focus on Information Security and Leadership in the World of Digital Accessibility
VIENNA, VA – March 12, 2019 – Level Access announced today that the company has attained ISO 27001 security certification, cementing its commitment to protecting customer data and providing resilient software services.
ISO 27001 is an international standard for Information Security Management System (ISMS) best practices. It sets out a risk-based approach to information security management and prescribes the governance structure required to implement and manage information security risks effectively. Certification to the standard is a rigorous process requiring multiple and continuing internal and external audits to ensure that adequate levels of security are met and maintained.
According to the latest Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report, web applications were the most common targets for breaches at 21 percent, and the fifth largest category for incidents overall. With the number of attacks rising every year – the number of daily attacks averaging 15 million according to Akamai– customers and individuals alike need assurance that vendors can provide them secure services in an increasingly digital and connected world. Level Access’s ISO 27001 certification provides such assurances as it includes all software as a service (SaaS) products & their supporting operations, including the company’s flagship Accessibility Management Platform (AMP), and associated applications including Access University, Access Analytics, and Access Alchemy.
“Achievement of the ISO 27001 certification builds upon our investment in providing the most scalable and secure enterprise-grade accessibility platform in the industry,” said Jim Baker, senior vice president of engineering, Level Access. “Security and privacy are top priorities for every organization, and we are committed to be the number one trusted partner in making the digital world more accessible and inclusive.”
Established by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), ISO 27001 comes with a comprehensive control catalog that covers all types of information security controls from administrative through logical and technical and down to physical controls. The standard extends to every level of the organization supporting it and technology stack, including areas such as access control, operations, application security, vulnerability management, supply chain management, and business continuity.
Level Access’s management system was inspected by BSI Americas, part of the BSI Group who supply certification services internationally. BSI Americas are accredited through the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB). As the authors of the original BS-7799 series of standards that ISO 27001 is based off, BSI is recognized as providing the highest quality services in the ISO 27001 certification space. Level Access’s ISO 27001 was certified by BSI under certificate numberIS 696163.
The certification is the latest achievement showcasing Level Access’s leadership in digital accessibility. In 2018, Level Access was honored with several industry awards including being named one of The Washington Post’s Top Workplaces, Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing companies, and DC Inno’s All-Around Coolest Company.
About Level Access
Level Access provides industry-leading and award-winning digital accessibility solutions to over 1000 corporations, government agencies, and educational institutions. Level Access’s mission is to achieve digital equality for all users by ensuring technology is accessible to people with disabilities and the growing aging population. Founded in 1997, Level Access has an unparalleled history in helping customers achieve and maintain compliance with the full scope of accessible technology regulations and standards including the ADA, WCAG, CVAA, AODA, Mandate 376, and Section 508. Delivered through a comprehensive suite of software, consulting services, and training solutions, the company’s solutions ensure customer’s web, desktop, mobile, and electronic document systems are accessible to everyone. Level Access is endorsed by the American Banking Association, named a White House “Champion of Change” in 2014, and multi-year repeat winners on the Inc. 5000 list of fast-growing companies. To learn more, please visit www.levelaccess.com.
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