Illuminas UK Gains ISO 27001 Information Security Accreditation

Austin, Texas (January 18, 2012)- The headquarters office of Illuminas in London, UK, has been awarded ISO 27001 accreditation for its research management systems.  ISO 27001 is the international standard for Information Security Management Systems, and Illuminas has plans to implement these security measures to their US-based offices over the next 18 months.

The prestigious award is the culmination of over a year’s dedicated work by the IT, research and field management teams to reach the exacting standards required; encompassing extensive risk management evaluation, business resilience planning and ensuring data security standards set by client companies are met and exceeded by delivering industry leading IT protocols. Illuminas will be independently inspected every six months to ensure it is up to speed with the latest data protection and industry requirements.

John Ricketts, Director of IT and Information Security and Martin Cary, Global COO comment, “We are delighted to achieve ISO 27001 at a time when data protection and data privacy are increasingly important in both the research industry and society generally. ISO 27001 ensures there are clear benefits for clients and respondents, with personal information as well as client confidential material encrypted 100% of the time whilst on Illuminas systems. The standard is a systematic approach to managing the security of sensitive information covering people, processes, IT systems and policy. We believe all research companies should follow the guidelines of the standard given they are often entrusted with personal information.”

About Illuminas Austin

Illuminas Austin ( is a full-service, global research consultancy dedicated to helping companies leverage market intelligence to gain leadership positions. With a headquarters in London and offices throughout the US and Asia, Illuminas helps each client identify the key business issues and decisions they are faced with and recommend the most optimal research methodology on a case-by-case basis. Whether you are trying to identify key market trends, solve critical business issues or create leading brand strategies, Illuminas’ team of expert research consultants will recommend the most appropriate combination of quantitative and qualitative research tools to meet your objectives.

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