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BigHand achieves ISO 27001 Information Security Management Certification


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Chicago, IL (PRWEB) January 17, 2013

BigHand, the award-winning voice productivity technology developer, today announced that it has achieved accreditation in the widely recognized Information Security Management global standard, ISO/IEC 27001:2005. Following eight months of detailed operational analysis and review, BigHand joined a select group of companies when it was awarded accreditation for its entire global operations by world renowned certification body BSI. During its audit, the company achieved the exceptional result of zero non-conformities, demonstrating BigHands strict adherence to explicit information security policies. The initiative, which is fully backed by BigHand senior management, is considered a key requirement of legal firms, as well as a clear differentiator between suppliers.

Beth Thompson, Director of Sales at BigHand, commented;
Reliability, trust and credibility are three core organizational values at BigHand. With just 105 certificates registered in the North America alone*, this accreditation demonstrates BigHands commitment as a reliable, high quality IT Software supplier, providing our clients with the comfort of knowing that their data and information security conform to the highest standards. With more than 1,500 clients globally, the exceptional assessment we received from an organization like BSI is a credit to our employees across the globe and clearly reinforces why BigHand is the solution of choice for legal firms.

Ramon Goris, Head of Client Services for BigHand, commented;
BigHand has always been extremely security-conscious as an organization, as we understand how important security is to our clients and the legal industry in general. An ability and willingness to implement the enhanced processes quickly and effectively clearly demonstrated that all BigHand staff has the client at the center of everything they do, something that often comes up in feedback from the regular independent client surveys we do. As a BigHand team member, I am very proud to say that we have just given our existing clients another powerful reason for why they chose BigHand and prospective clients a key reason to choose BigHand.

BigHand is a global supplier of voice productivity technology, encompassing digital dictation workflow software, speech recognition and smartphone applications across a number of markets including Legal, Professional Services and Healthcare. The software helps organizations to improve operational efficiencies and reduce overhead costs. The scope of the Information Security Management System covers all people, information and systems across all BigHand sites, including all client information held on internal systems and hosted environments such as BigHands SaaS offering.

*As of the International Register of ISMS Certificates, version 215 August 2012

About BigHand
The BigHand Group supports over 160,000 professionals globally, across 1,500 organizations, and is based out of Chicago, London, Sydney and Toronto. BigHands voice productivity technology combines workflow digital dictation, Smartphone applications and speech recognition to offer the legal market a technology that allows attorneys to use their voice to get more done while improving operational efficiencies and reducing overhead costs. Further info is available at

About ISO 27001
ISO 27001 is the international best practice standard for an Information Security Management System (ISMS). It is the best practice specification that helps businesses and organizations throughout the world to develop a best-in-class Information Security Management System (ISMS). The Standard was published jointly by the International Security Office (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). The British standard BS7799-2 was the forerunner for ISO 27001.

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