TAMPA, FL--(Marketwired - September 03, 2015) - BrightLine CPAs & Associates, Inc., a leading provider of compliance services, has been awarded accreditation by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) for ISO/IEC 27001 certification services. The new accreditation adds to the existing ISO/IEC 27001 accreditation BrightLine received from the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) in 2011. This recent achievement builds upon BrightLine's deep ISO certification services expertise making it the only firm in the world that can offer a comprehensive suite of SOC, HITRUST, FedRAMP, PCI, penetration testing, and ISO assessments. BrightLine is one of 28 UKAS accredited ISO/IEC 27001 certification bodies, one of two headquartered in the US, and the only US CPA firm.

UKAS is the sole national accreditation body recognized by the British government to assess the competence of organizations that provide certification, testing, inspection and calibration services. UKAS evaluates assessment bodies and then provides accreditation when they meet the internationally specified standard.

An organization accredited by UKAS can demonstrate competence, impartiality and reliability in its ability to deliver results. Accreditation ensures that everyone from specifiers, purchasers, and suppliers to consumers can have confidence in the quality of goods and in the provision of services throughout the supply chain.

The accreditation process covered a two year period and included an in-depth management system and framework review, an on-site office visit to ensure conformance to the related ISO standards, as well as a formal witness assessment to validate the professional service delivery of ISO/IEC 27001 certification services.

BrightLine's framework and suite of complementary services allows each assessment to be tailored to its specific compliance requirement and leverage the controls of a client's current compliance initiatives. It can also combine other client-specific requirements, allowing BrightLine to perform testing once and deliver multiple comprehensive reports for several examinations and assessments.

"UKAS accreditation is reaffirmation that BrigthtLine is recognized as one of the premier global ISO 27001 certification bodies," said Ryan Mackie, BrightLine's ISO Certification Services practice lead. "BrightLine is pleased to be able to complement our existing certification services with the UKAS mark."

Inquiries for ISO/IEC 27001 certification services can be made with BrightLine at 1-866-254-0000, ISO@BrightLine.com, or by submitting a request for a professional consultation at www.BrightLine.com/ISO.


BrightLine CPAs & Associates, Inc. is a global provider of assurance and compliance services. As the only company in the world fully accredited to provide a suite of services that includes SSAE 16 (SOC 1) examinations, SOC 2 examinations, PCI DSS / PA-DSS compliance validation, ISO 27001 certification, FedRAMP Assessments, network and application penetration testing services, and now P2PE assessments. BrightLine offers clients the unique opportunity to achieve multiple compliance objectives through a single third party assessor. For further information, please visit www.BrightLine.com.

Contact Information:

Avani Desai
Executive Vice President
866.254.0000 ext. 140