GMO Research acquires ISMS certification

GMO Research, a subsidiary of GMO Internet Group, has obtained the prestigious international Information Security Management System (ISMS) standard ISO/IEC 27001: 2013 and the Japanese standard JIS Q 27001: 2014, both of which apply to the entire company with effect from 25 November 2020.

ISMS is a standard for maintaining information security. It is established jointly by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). ISMS covers not only technical measures, but also employee education and training and the company’s organisational structures.

GMO Research owns the Japan Cloud Panel – one of Japan\’s largest panel networks, capable of surveying 19.33 million people – and the Asia Cloud Panel, one of Asia\’s largest panel networks, capable of surveying 36.9 million people across 15 markets in Asia. GMO Research holds a large amount of information on customers and general consumer members not only in Japan but also overseas. Over the years, this information has been managed with the highest level of security through a well-established internal system.

GMO Research\’s information security management and operation system has now been verified by a third-party organisation and obtained ISMS certification for meeting international standards for maintaining the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information as defined by ISMS. GMO Research will continue to manage and operate information security in strict accordance with ISMS processes, so that customers can use their services with confidence.


About GMO Research

GMO Research offers an online research solution platform that allows access to our multi-panel and multi-country online panel network, Asia Cloud Panel. Asia Cloud Panel consists of over 36 million online panellists across 15 APAC markets, ranging from consumers to CEOs.

GMO Research is also part of and backed by GMO Internet Group, one of the largest internet conglomerates in Japan, specialising in a number of internet-related technologies: web infrastructure and e-commerce, internet media, internet securities and social media and smartphone platforms. They have the number one Japanese market share in internet security, payment processing, e-commerce solutions, web hosting, domain and FX trading.

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