MetroStar Systems Achieves ISO 27001 Certification



Written By: Debbie Peterson

MetroStar Systems, an information technology services and consulting firm in Reston, VA, today announced that one of their largest and longest running IT programs, the American Armed Forces Mutual Aid Association’s (AAFMAA) information security management system (ISMS), has achieved the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification.

“Achieving the ISO 27001 certification confirms that MetroStar is committed to protecting critical data,” said Robert J. Santos, president of MetroStar Systems. “Our persistent effort to strengthen our information security compliance and provide a secure experience to customers is validated by this accomplishment.”

To achieve this certification, MetroStar’s AAFMAA program was systematically assessed and mitigated for any potential information security risks, including threats and vulnerabilities.

The ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification is the result of a corporate commitment, led by leadership, to instill the importance of risk-based thinking, coupled with rigorous compliance to a robust information security risk and control framework organization-wide.

“The security controls framework and the management of sensitive data is critical to the IT industry,” said Venkat Krishna, MetroStar’s quality director. “We not only implemented a comprehensive set of controls to mitigate identified Information System risks, but also adopted a management style that leverages best practices from COBIT 5, NIST’s Risk Management Framework (RMF), and the ISO/IEC 27001 – Annexure A frameworks.”

ISO/IEC 27001:2013 is the world’s most widely used and accepted information security management systems standard. It specifies the requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining, and continually improving an information security management system, regardless of type or size. This is a widely-recognized international security standard, which requires companies to demonstrate that they have a management system in place to maintain the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information.

About MetroStar Systems

MetroStar Systems is an IT services and management consulting company that specializes in emerging technologies within the public sector. We are a diverse group of developers, designers, architects, and human factors engineers who work together to provide innovative solutions to our clients.

Our relentless drive to deliver the best IT services and solutions started in 1999 when a group of pioneers combined their passion for technology with a deep understanding of the human mind. Thousands of early mornings and late nights later, our team’s curiosity and fearlessness have made us one of the most agile and versatile cross-functional teams in the industry. For additional information, visit www.metrostarsystems.com.