Solteq Plc celebrates a significant achievement as ISO/IEC 27001 certification was issued to the company’s group level IT services on December 5, 2019. The certification audit was conducted in November 2019 by KPMG IT Certification Ltd.
ISO/IEC 27001 is an international standard providing requirements for an information security management system (ISMS) and is regarded as the only global information security standard. The commitment to ISO/IEC 27001 is a high priority for Solteq, and it remarks a milestone in the company’s strategy for providing high quality services to its customers. By committing to the certification, existing processes of information management and data security are fortified and standardized across the whole Solteq group.
The certified Information Security Management System enhances:
- Security practices and controls: Certification to ISO 27001 involves undertaking regular reviews and internal audits of the ISMS to ensure its continual improvement. In addition, an external auditor will review the ISMS at specific intervals to establish whether the controls are working as intended. This independent assessment provides an expert opinion of whether the ISMS is functioning properly and provides the level of security needed to protect information throughout the organization.
- Risk management: a standardized Information Security Management System aims to prevent major risks, such as financial losses, fines, and damages to reputation.
- Compliance with business, legal, contractual and regulatory requirements: The standard is designed to ensure the selection of efficient security controls that help to protect information in line with increasingly rigid regulatory requirements such as the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
- Customer confidence: ISO 27001 certification demonstrates world-class security practices, thereby improving working relationships with existing clients and giving a competitive edge in acquiring new business.
“The certified ISMS protects our employees, IPR, and customers, which is the main reason behind this commitment. In addition, the certification responds to clients’ growing demand for IT security and data protection. Information security risks are increasing globally, and mitigating them require significant measures, which ISO 27001 ensures,” summarizes Perttu Kulmala, Director of IT / Solteq.
Director of IT / Solteq
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