DATA SECURITY

Smithers Announces the Launch of Information Security Services

Smithers | May 25, 2021

Smithers, a leading provider of testing, consulting, information, and compliance services, is pleased to announce the launch of its information security services department. This agency will provide auditing and certification services for NIST SP 800-171 and the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), as well as other customized information security offerings.

Smithers Quality Assessments Division offers 25+ years of high-touch, value-added third-party auditing expertise to the CMMC program, including trained, professional auditors to perform CMMC assessments for organizations that are current suppliers to the United States (US) Department of Defense, as well as those looking to meet the requirements of being a supplier.

Smithers' information security service offering ensures the security of clients' sensitive data by delivering reliable assessments on time and with a high level of touch.

"Information security threats continue to intensify as a significant concern to organizations of all sizes," says Jeanette Preston, President of Smithers Quality Assessments Division. "As a matter of business continuity, many companies would be required to ensure sensitive data security as a requirement to do business with defense, governmental agencies, and highly regulated industries."

The information security services department will be launched and led by Aaron Troschinetz, General Manager for Smithers Quality Assessments Division in North America. "During audits, we see that clients have a genuine need for these facilities," Troschinetz says. "Companies do not need multiple vendors because we provide information security in addition to our existing auditing and certification services. Smithers is now capable of serving as their full-service trusted partner."


About Smithers

Smithers is a multinational provider of testing, consulting, information, and compliance services that were founded in 1925 and is headquartered in Akron, Ohio. Smithers serves customers in the transportation, life science, packaging, fabrics, parts, consumer, and energy sectors through laboratories and operations in North America, Europe, and Asia. Smithers integrates science, technology, and business expertise to provide accurate data on time and with a high touch, allowing consumers to innovate with confidence.

Spotlight

ICT (Information and Communication Technology) connects the world’s people and creates a variety of ideas and opportunities. On the other hand, we are confronted by new issues due to the rapid proliferation of ICT. Preparation against the increasing number of cross-border cyber-attacks and assured protection of private and confidential information are items companies and organizations should respond to urgently. At the Fujitsu Group, we use technologies nurtured through our own systems operations as a base for responding to these types of problems while collaborating with a variety of related organizations. The Fujitsu Group has a medium-term vision of a “Human Centric Intelligent Society” where anyone can use ICT to draw out their maximum potential in a world where society has sustainable growth. We think it is our social responsibility as a global ICT company to use the “power of ICT” to contribute to the realization of a sustainable earth and society and maintain and reinforce a safe and secure digital society. Guided by this vision, the Fujitsu Group will continue to promote various information security initiatives to support tomorrow’s intelligent society. In the FUJITSU Way, we require employees to maintain confidentiality as stipulated by the Code of Conduct, which sets forth rules and guidelines followed by everyone in the Fujitsu Group. At the same time, we have established the “Fujitsu Group Information Security Policy” that applies both in Japan and internationally. In addition, we have put in place regulations concerning information security based upon this policy. We have applied the rules to the entire Fujitsu Group, and strive to ensure compliance with each of these rules.

Spotlight

ICT (Information and Communication Technology) connects the world’s people and creates a variety of ideas and opportunities. On the other hand, we are confronted by new issues due to the rapid proliferation of ICT. Preparation against the increasing number of cross-border cyber-attacks and assured protection of private and confidential information are items companies and organizations should respond to urgently. At the Fujitsu Group, we use technologies nurtured through our own systems operations as a base for responding to these types of problems while collaborating with a variety of related organizations. The Fujitsu Group has a medium-term vision of a “Human Centric Intelligent Society” where anyone can use ICT to draw out their maximum potential in a world where society has sustainable growth. We think it is our social responsibility as a global ICT company to use the “power of ICT” to contribute to the realization of a sustainable earth and society and maintain and reinforce a safe and secure digital society. Guided by this vision, the Fujitsu Group will continue to promote various information security initiatives to support tomorrow’s intelligent society. In the FUJITSU Way, we require employees to maintain confidentiality as stipulated by the Code of Conduct, which sets forth rules and guidelines followed by everyone in the Fujitsu Group. At the same time, we have established the “Fujitsu Group Information Security Policy” that applies both in Japan and internationally. In addition, we have put in place regulations concerning information security based upon this policy. We have applied the rules to the entire Fujitsu Group, and strive to ensure compliance with each of these rules.

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