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Atos Origin Achieves ISO/IEC 27001: 2005 Certification


Atos Origin, an information technology services provider today announced that its facility in Mumbai has achieved ISO/IEC 27001:2005 certification for compliance with specified requirements for establishing, implementing, operating, monitoring, maintaining and improving a Information Security Management System (ISMS).

The ISO/IEC 27001 is an information security management system standard (ISMS) published in October 2005 by the International Organisation for Standardisation and the International Electrotechnical Commission. The standard is the enhancement of the British Standard BS 7799: 2000 which focuses on protecting the availability, confidentiality and integrity of organizational information. The ISO/IEC 27001 includes securing organization’s IT infrastructure, data and information from being lost, misused or tampered; and ensuring its availability to correct individual whenever required under all circumstances. It also mandates monitoring and reviewing third party supplier performances, conducting risk assessment of supplier and measurement of effectiveness of controls.

“Atos Origin in India has decided to take the lead in the Indian IT/ITeS industry, in seeking certification for ISO/IEC 27001 as we recognise the global nature of information security threats,” said Uday Gharpure, Managing Director, Atos Origin in India. “As the Global Sourcing Centre for Atos Origin’s outsourcing projects worldwide, Atos Origin in India is keenly aware of the need to protect and secure our clients’ information assets. Our ISO/IEC 27001 certification is an important means for us to assure our clients of our commitment for protecting their information assets. We accomplish this by implementing an information security management system on par with international standards.”

“We are highly impressed by the commitment and professionalism of the Atos Origin management team in developing and rigorously implementing ISMS that is compliant with ISO/IEC 27001 requirements,” said Ashok Pai, Lead Appraiser, British Standards Institution, one of India’s ISO accredited certification organisations. “With a high standard of risk management practice already in place, Atos Origin has its IT governance not only among its management, but also across all levels of the organization in Mumbai. The ISO/IEC 27001 certification improves and documents information security management processes. It also controls and provides a framework for continuous improvement in meeting specific needs of its global and diverse clients. ”

“Since the ISO/IEC 27001 is compatible with other management standards such as ISO 9000 and ISO 20000 of which we are compliant, we are able to develop our management system that can integrate effectively the requirements of each ISO management standard, enabling us to provide the highest level of service for our clients,” said Mr. Gharpure. “More importantly, our compliance with ISO/IEC 27001 which has its origins in the British Standards BS 7799 enhances our competitiveness in Europe which has recently seen an increasing trend for IT outsourced and managed services. Coupled with our SEI CMMI Level 5 certification which we achieved last year, Atos Origin in India is now in a stronger position to take advantage of this trend.”

About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is an international information technology services company. Its business is turning client vision into results through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed operations. The company’s annual revenues are EUR 5.4 billion and it employs over 50,000 people in 40 countries. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and has a client base of international blue-chip companies across all sectors.

In Asia Pacific, Atos Origin has its regional headquarters in Singapore and has over 3,000 employees in 9 countries servicing clients in Financial Services; Manufacturing; Telecom & Utilities; Process Industries; CPG/Retail and Public Sector. Atos Origin India has over 1600 employees spread across its five facilities in Mumbai, New Delhi and Kolkata.


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