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Rich Products achieves coveted global cybersecurity certification

June 21, 2021

BUFFALO, N.Y. (June 21, 2021) – Rich Products, a global, family-owned food company announced that it has achieved ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification, the most widely recognized international standard outlining best practices for cybersecurity management. An independent evaluation of Rich’s IT information security controls by British Standards Institute (BSI) auditors demonstrated the company’s commitment to protect and secure corporate information, including company, associate and customer data.  

The prestigious ISO 27001 certification is highly sought-after by organizations seeking to document a robust information security management system that meets the highest industry standard at a global level.

“Attaining ISO 27001 certification is an important accomplishment,” said Don Smyczynski, director of global digital risk management at Rich Products. “Security enables sustainability and growth within our business, and we are honored to receive this certification which illustrates our commitment to ensuring the security and privacy of our manufacturing data, as well as data shared with our customers and partners. Recognition from ISO 27001 reflects our commitment to the confidentiality, integrity and availability of systems and data at Rich Products.”

Jason VanEtten, global digital risk project manager for Rich Products, led the implementation of the Information Security Management System (ISMS), communicated the updated policies and coordinated the audits. “One of the most challenging aspects of managing cybersecurity is ensuring the program extends beyond Information Systems (IS) into other departments, including human resources, research and development, legal and finance. The holistic integration of important safeguards serves both Rich Products and its customers.”

ISO/IEC 27001:2013 is an ISMS standard published in October 2013 by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission. The standard ensures that organizations have established methodologies and a framework of business and IT processes to help identify, manage, and reduce risks. More information about this standard can be found online.

ISO 27001 certification provides current and potential customers and partners of Rich Products with independent validation of conformity with international cybersecurity standards. Certification details are publicly available in BSI’s certificate directory, located on BSI’s website here.

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