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Jacksonville, FL, United States, 2014/10/20 - FIS™ has earned Private Sector Preparedness (PS Prep) ISO 22301 certification by National Quality Assurance, USA (NQA, USA) - NQA-USA.com / FISglobal.com. NYSE: FIS
• FIS achieves PS Prep ISO 22301 certification from National Quality Assurance, USA
• Certification recognizes FIS’ preparedness and ability to respond to disasters and drive business continuity
• Eleven U.S. locations covered; other FIS locations internationally to be certified in future
FIS™, the world’s largest provider of banking and payments technology solutions and a global leader in consulting and outsourcing solutions, has earned Private Sector Preparedness (PS Prep) ISO 22301 certification by National Quality Assurance, USA (NQA, USA).
FIS is an early adopter of ISO 22301, which is an international mark of preparedness for disaster recovery and business continuity management; PS Prep further covers a variety of subjects, including risk assessment and business impact analysis, incident management, emergency response and business continuity programs. Certification means FIS has demonstrated an ability to set up and operate an effective business continuity management system that identifies potential threats and their impacts, and how to mitigate them.
“FIS is proud of being an early adopter of the ISO 22301 standard. In today’s environment, with heavy reliance on outsourcing, customers need to be very diligent about their vendor resilience,” said Kaivan Rahbari, Chief Risk Officer FIS North America. “Obtaining this ISO certification further demonstrates FIS’ ongoing commitment to being a best in class leader of Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery.”
Covered in this certification are 11 FIS datacenters across the United States, including locations in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, North Carolina and Wisconsin. The company already is working to expand certification to locations internationally.
ISO 22301 is accredited by the ANAB, the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board, which developed the PS Prep program under an agreement with the Department of Homeland Security.
FIS (fisglobal.com) is the world’s largest provider of banking and payments technology solutions and a global leader in consulting and outsourcing solutions. With a long history deeply rooted in the financial services sector, FIS serves more than 14,000 institutions in over 110 countries. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., FIS employs more than 40,000 people worldwide and holds leadership positions in payment processing and banking solutions, providing software, services and outsourcing of the technology that drives financial institutions. First in financial technology, FIS tops the annual FinTech 100 list, is 426 on the Fortune 500 and is a member of Standard & Poor’s 500® Index.
NQA (nqa-usa.com) is a leading global independently accredited certification body (registrar), providing assessments (audits) of organizations to various Management System Standards since 1988. Headquartered in Acton, Massachusetts, NQA, USA was established in 1992 as a joint venture between National Quality Assurance (NQA), Limited (headquartered in London, England) and National Technical Systems, Inc.