NQA Accredits NEC’s Biometric and Identity Management Capabilities to Globally Recognized Security Standard

IRVING, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–NEC Corporation of America (NEC) announced today that its Advanced Recognition Systems division, including its portfolio of Digital Government ID Services and I:Delight products, received accreditation from NQA, a globally-recognized independent certification body.

The ISO 27001:2013 (ISO 27001) certification verifies that NEC’s digital identity management systems meet and exceed globally recognized standards. Achieving this certification reinforces NEC’s commitment to providing the highest standards for Information Security Management Systems (ISMS).

“NEC is proud to have earned the world’s leading security certification for our products,” said Raffie Beroukhim, Senior Vice President and Chief Experience Officer, Advanced Recognition Systems, NEC. “This certification reflects the best-in-class nature of our ISMS and provides present and future customers trusted assurance that their data is protected.”

As part of the voluntary certification process, NEC’s systems were evaluated by independent assessors across 114 security controls and 35 control objectives ranging from information security policy requirements to human resources.

The ISO 27001 framework enables continued confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information as well as legal compliance. As a leader in advanced biometrics and a provider of more than 1,000 public safety systems globally, NEC is committed to providing customers with best-in-class quality control and management.

“This accreditation attests to NEC’s dedication to following best practices for information security and protecting our clients’ and our own employees’ personal information from cyber and other threats,” said Beroukhim. “NQA has fully audited NEC’s processes and protocols and determined that they meet the latest global standard for quality assurance.”

To obtain an ISO certification requires a defined scope, which includes the boundaries that govern the applicability of the certification to the organization’s business. That scope is critical to properly inform customers, as well as industry, as to what is included within the certification. Furthermore, maintaining accreditation requires NEC to routinely evaluate security processes through annual audits and internal reviews. This certification recognizes NEC’s privacy-by-design approach to providing the most accurate and secure digital identity solutions for customers.

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About NEC Corporation of America

NEC Corporation of America (NEC) is a leading technology integrator providing solutions that improve the way people work and communicate. NEC delivers integrated Solutions for Society that are aligned with our customers’ priorities to create new value for people, businesses, and society, with a special focus on safety, security, and efficiency. We deliver one of the industry’s strongest and most innovative portfolios of communications, analytics, security, biometrics, and technology solutions that unleash customers’ productivity potential. Through these solutions, NEC combines its best-in-class solutions and technology and leverages a robust partner ecosystem to solve today’s most complex business problems. NEC Corporation of America is a wholly-owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation, a global technology leader with a presence in 140 countries and $29.5 billion in revenues. For more information, please visit www.necam.com.

About NQA

NQA is a leading global independently accredited certification body, providing assessments (audits) of organizations to various Management System Standards since 1988. NQA is part of NTS, the leading independent provider of environmental simulation testing, inspection, and certification services in the USA. NTS serves a broad range of industries, including the civil aviation, space, defense, nuclear, telecommunications, industrial, electronics, medical and automotive markets. NQA has expertise in many diverse industries including aerospace, telecommunications, electronics, information technology, professional services, transportation and distribution, automotive, plastics, metal and machinery, foods, and supply chain management. This expansive expertise means NQA, can offer its clients a single point of contact saving them time, as well as an experienced and competent staff based internationally and locally to provide effective attention. NQA’s worldwide operations are accredited to perform management systems registrations by ANAB (American National Standards Institute/Registrar Accreditation Board), UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service), and various other regional and industry-specific oversight bodies.

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