19 December 2019. Law firm Gómez-Acebo & Pombo has received AENOR the UNE-EN ISO/IEC 27001:2014 certification, which establishes requirements for introducing, documenting and assessing an information security management system that guarantees the implementation of a cybersecurity system aimed at the business processes and objectives, taking into account the ICT risk analysis.
The head partner of Gómez-Acebo & Pombo, Carlos Rueda, received the certification from AENOR's Director for the Central and Europe Region, Gonzalo Piédrola, at an event held at the company's headquarters. Thus, the legal services offered by G-A&P to customers have the highest security guarantees, such as integrity, confidentiality and data availability.
This certification guarantees and strengthens the risk management system of Gómez-Acebo & Pombo, as it ensures that these risks are detected and evaluated with regards the company's business processes and assets, and their impact on the organization are assessed. In addition, the certification validates the adoption of controls and procedures that are more effective and consistent with the services rendered by the firm.
AENOR guarantees with this certificate that Gómez-Acebo & Pombo effectively manages cybersecurity in aspects as relevant as confidentiality, integrity and the data availability. This verifies aspects such as data accessibility by authorized persons only, as well as data integrity, since it confirms that the process methods are accurate and complete. The timely availability of data is also ensured. The certificate confirms, among other things, legal compliance with data protection legislation or intellectual property.
The certification, which is one of the most internationally recognized, certifies that the firm has a system to prevent and manage threats and risks, so that those that affect the provision of services due to possible cybersecurity incidents are minimized.
Spain ranks in the world and the second in Europe in terms of the number of ISO/IEC 27001 certificates held, with almost 2,000 recognitions, according to the latest report (from financial year 2018) by the International Standardization Organization (ISO).