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03/07/2017

HILL WALLACK LLP ACHIEVES ISO 27001 CERTIFICATION

Certification confirms the firm’s commitment to the highest standards of information security

Princeton, NJ –
Hill Wallack LLP, a leading regional law firm in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, has announced the firm has achieved ISO 27001:2013 Certification, the most widely-adopted information security standard in the world and the highest level of security-related accreditation a business can achieve. The firm achieved this certification for all of its offices and data centers.

ISO 27001 is an internationally recognized security standard that specifies the establishment, maintenance, and continuous improvement of an organization’s information security management system. These stringent standards exist to ensure that formal security and risk management controls are in place to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of sensitive company, client, and personal information. The rigorous certification process requires annual audits to ensure that the firm is using state of the art practices and procedures to secure its client’s sensitive data and to keep pace with the ever changing cybersecurity landscape.

By obtaining the ISO 27001 certification, Hill Wallack has confirmed its commitment to provide its clients with global best practices for information security management and ensures that proper policies and procedures are in place to secure valuable client data. Many of the firm’s clients are in regulated industries which mandate that they use professional service firms that are capable of securing their confidential data. By achieving this certification, Hill Wallack has joined an elite group of firms that are positioned to satisfy the needs of those clients.

“Hill Wallack achieved this certification because we saw a direct need to reassure our clients and partners that we are using best practices for information security to protect their highly sensitive data. ISO 27001 certification demonstrates Hill Wallack’s commitment to its clients that it is investing in the technology and training necessary to protect them in an evolving world,” said Hill Wallack managing partner, Michael Kahme.

“The security of our clients’ information is paramount,” said Thomas W. Halm, Jr., partner and the firm’s Chief Information Security Officer. “We know our clients trust us to protect their interests at all times, and to us that means implementing the most rigorous standards for how we secure client information”

Hill Wallack’s ISO certification was achieved after a rigorous three-year process of risk assessment, evaluation and process implementation, which included both an internal and independent audit process. Firms achieving ISO 270001 certification must undergo annual audits to maintain their status.   Hill Wallack is one of only a very small number of firms in our area to achieve certification.

Law firms are the seventh most popular target for cyber criminals seeking to hack into information systems to gain access to confidential client information and data. Therefore, advanced information security management systems are essential for today’s firms. Because the firm is ISO 27001 compliant, Hill Wallack’s clients can be assured their information is secured using the highest international standards.

About Hill Wallack LLP

Founded in 1978, Hill Wallack LLP is a leading full service law firm with offices in Princeton and Morristown, New Jersey and Yardley, Pennsylvania. Our regional strength places us in an ideal position in today’s market. With nearly 70 lawyers, our mid-market size allows us to provide sophisticated, high-level service to clients in a cost-efficient, responsive manner. Our attorneys represent individual and entities in banking, community associations, creditor rights, employment & labor law, family law, insurance, land use, litigation and real estate. For more information, please visit www.hillwallack.com.