Press Release

GMO Research acquires ISMS

(Information Security Management System)



GMO Research, Inc. (CEO: Shinichi Hosokawa, hereinafter referred to as GMO Research), an Internet research company in the GMO Internet Group, is pleased to announce that it has obtained certification for the international ISMS (Information Security Management System) standard 'ISO/IEC 27001: 2013' (*1) and the Japanese standard 'JIS Q 27001: 2014' (*2), both of which apply to the entire company, as of Wednesday 25 November 2020.

About ISMS
 - ISMS stands for 'Information Security Management System' and is a standard for maintaining information security (confidentiality, integrity and availability). ISMS covers not only technical measures, but also employee education and training and the organisational structures in place.

(*1) An international standard established jointly by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).
(*2) 'ISO/IEC 27001:2013', as translated for use in Japan and published as a Japanese standard.

[About the ISMS Certification]
GMO Research owns the JAPAN Cloud Panel, one of Japan's largest panel (*4) network, capable of surveying 19.33 million people (*3), and one of Asia's largest panel networks, the ASIA Cloud Panel, capable of surveying 36.9 million people (*3) in 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, has established its own internal standards for information security which it has managed and operated to the highest standards for many years.

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 the ISMS. GMO Research will continue to manage and operate information security in strict accordance with ISMS processes, so that our customers can use our services with confidence.

(*3) As of October 2020.
(*4) A panel is a group of respondents. Respondents are individual members who have given their consent to participate in surveys. 

<Outline of ISMS certification>

[About GMO Research]
GMO Research can offer you 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 panelists across 15 APAC markets ranging from consumers to CEOs.

GMO Research is also a part of and backed by GMO Internet Group - one of the largest Internet Conglomerate in Japan specializing in a number of Internet-related technologies - Web Infrastructure & E-Commerce, Internet Media, Internet Securities, and Social Media and Smartphone platform. 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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