Hickey Smith Successfully Renews ISO 27001 Certification for Information Security Management

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PASADENA – April 25, 2016 – Hickey Smith LLP, a law firm designed to deliver legal services with significantly greater efficiency, consistency, and added value, today announced that the firm has successfully renewed its ISO 27001:2013 certification.

ISO 27001:2013 is an internationally accepted set of standards for information security management, which helps organizations keep information assets secure.

“Corporate counsel are increasingly examining law firm security practices to ensure that their sensitive information isn’t vulnerable to data breaches and cyber attacks,” said David M. Hickey, managing partner for Hickey Smith. “This is the second consecutive year we have sought and achieved independent certification for our information security program, and as a technology-enabled law firm we continue to invest in the training and technology that is necessary to protect the private information with which we have been entrusted.”

Comprehensive in scope, Hickey Smith’s certification emphasizes its robust information security management system (ISMS) which goes well beyond the standard requirements and enables the firm to control the:

  • Secure access, storage and transmission of sensitive information;
  • Protection of business assets containing sensitive information;
  • Strict physical and logical access control to sensitive information; and
  • Management of business processes which support the firm’s information technology infrastructure.

Hickey Smith was originally awarded ISO 27001 certification in June 2015. According to the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA), fewer than 25 U.S. law firms report having achieved ISO 27001 certification[1].

According to Managing Director, Information Technology Antonella Commiato, “Hickey Smith has raised the bar on information security by focusing on continuous improvement, which is a testament to the client-centric culture of the organization. The recertification demonstrates the entire team’s sophistication in and commitment to protecting client information.”

An independent, third party audit by SRI found Hickey Smith to have the requisite technical controls in place and formalized security policies and procedures that comply with internationally recognized standards. SRI is one of the leading certification bodies for management systems, and is accredited by ANAB (previously ANSI-RAB), RvA (C074), IATF, and ITsmf/APMG.

About Hickey Smith

Hickey Smith is a law firm purposely designed to deliver legal services with significantly greater efficiency, consistency, and added value. By deconstructing and refining traditional legal processes, applying workflow technology, and collecting and analyzing data, Hickey Smith is transforming the way legal services are delivered today. With an unrivaled combination of disciplined processes, technology expertise, and business leadership, Hickey Smith clients benefit from reduced total legal spend, improved quality, enhanced transparency, actionable insight, simplified management of outside counsel, and increased control. For more information, visit hickeysmith.com.

[1] ILTA, “ISO 27001 Certification – Momentum in the Legal Industry,” 2015

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