EBI Receives ISO27001 Certification for Information Security

EBI Receives ISO27001 Certification for Information Security

By Robert Capwell

EBI ISO27001 CertifiedEmployment Background Investigations, Inc. (EBI), a global leader in employment background screening and drug testing, announces certification in accordance with the ISO27001:2005 Standard for information security.

EBI has established an information security policy which is designed to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of systems and information assets that contain EBI information by preventing and reducing the potential impact of security incidents.  EBI manages assets and the risks to those assets and maintains an Information Security Management System (ISMS) in accordance with the ISO27001:2005 Standard in both its Background Screening and Occupational Healthcare Divisions.

“Computer information systems, networks and the handling of personal identifiable information (PII) are an integral part of our business at EBI. Our ISO 27001 certification solidifies EBI’s commitment to information security and underscores EBI’s long-standing commitment to protect the confidential information our clients place in our care”, states EBI’s President and CEO Richard Kurland.

EBI is currently the only background screening firm globally to hold an ISO27001:2005 certification and to be accredited by the Background Screening Credentialing Council (BSCC) created by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS).

Employment Background Investigations, Inc. EBI is a technology driven innovator and leader in providing domestic and global background employment screening, drug testing, and occupational healthcare and I-9 compliance solutions.  With emphasis on business process optimization, EBI services over 5,000 clients in over 200 countries and territories worldwide and specializes in the development, implementation and management of comprehensive and customized employment screening programs for large and multi-national clients. EBI is a founding member and an active participant within the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS).

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Robert Capwell

Robert Capwell

EBI’s Chief Knowledge Officer, Mr. Robert E. Capwell, is considered one of the leading experts in the background screening industry with over 22 years of experience in the field. Mr. Capwell was a contributing author of the second edition of the ASIS Pre-employment Background Screening Guidelines and has written numerous articles and whitepapers for various publications including a periodic column on background screening for The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Online. He has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Human Resource Executive Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, and several HR-related publications. Mr. Capwell speaks regularly to industry colleagues and HR Professionals both nationally and internationally.

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