MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Northland Group, the leader in secondary and later-stage collections and the pioneer of Direct Response Collections, today announced that it has achieved ISO 27001 certification. ISO, the International Standards Organization, creates standards that specify requirements for services, processes, materials, products and systems. ISO 27001 is the standard for Information Security Management Systems.
Northland Group is unique in a class of agencies (less than 1% of all agencies) that offer a complete information security program. It is one of the few companies to achieve ISO 27001 certification and the holistic Tech Lock Certified™ program, which includes PCI DSS, GLBA, Massachusetts 201 CMR 17.00. According to Todd Langusch, chief security officer for Tech Lock, Inc., “This makes Northland Group a very attractive outsourced service provider for debt buyers and creditors. They are in a class of their own when it comes to data security and protecting consumer information, while enhancing a client brand. They are leaders in account integrity, system availability and lowering risk.”
“Northland Group recognizes that data security and protecting our client’s valuable brands are critical to our client and consumer relationships,” said Northland Group President Lance Black. “Achieving ISO 27001 certification positions Northland Group as the industry leader in maintaining the highest levels of security.”
Langusch added, “I am often asked by agencies which data security standards they should achieve. The answer is all of them. There is no silver bullet of data security standards. The best approach is holistic or unified compliance and integrating the most restrictive controls and requirements into one information security program. Northland Group has clearly reached this level of excellence.”
About Northland Group
Founded in 1982, Northland Group provides business process outsourcing services focused on accounts receivable management and collection services for national credit grantors and debt buyers. Northland Group is the leader in secondary and later stage collections delivering competitive returns with proven compliance and client brand enhancement. Northland Group pioneered Direct Response Collections, a direct contact and payment method approach driven by the consumer that increases returns while enhancing client brand relationships. For more information visit www.northlandgroup.com or call Lance Black at 800-800-8191.