ISO 27001 certification provides independent verification that INOVEM exceeds the internationally recognised standard for data security.
INOVEM, the company behind Kahootz.com, is pleased to announce that it has successfully attained ISO 27001 certification following an independent assessment of the security systems and processes that are used to protect the information assets of the company’s customers and suppliers. Regular security reviews have always formed a key element of INOVEM’s on-going corporate governance and this award provides objective third party recognition of the quality and robustness of the controls that have been put in place.
Within the ISO 27001 standard there are 11 control domains and 133 individual security requirements which cover areas such as business continuity, physical security, access control, operations and incident management. This internationally accepted benchmark requires INOVEM to establish, and continually improve, a comprehensive security methodology based on the three key information security tenets of confidentiality, integrity and availability.
Emma Fawcett-Jones, UK Business Manager at Certification International, explained “It is essential that all organisations implement a systematic approach to how they manage confidential and sensitive corporate data. Information security goes way beyond implementing anti-virus software and firewalls, it encompasses people, processes and IT systems. Through the certification process INOVEM have demonstrated that they have a coherent and co-ordinated approach with regard to ensuring their clients’ information remains secure, now and in the future.”
INOVEM’s CEO, Peter Jackson stated “INOVEM is serious about safeguarding the security and quality of all the proprietary and third party information that flows through our systems, which is why we invested in ISO 27001 and invited an independent accreditor to audit and inspect our security controls. We have been working towards attaining certification for over nine months and this award is a significant milestone for our company as it underlines the commitment of our management and staff to the security of our clients’ information.”
Peter added, “With the move towards cloud computing, it is important that individuals and organisations have total confidence in the services they depend on to store, manage and share their content. When we launched Kahootz.com, our pay-as-you-go cloud collaboration service, we recognised that by empowering business managers to procure and use cloud services it will often be they, not their IT managers, that take responsibility for information security management. This independent certification of the security measures behind Kahootz.com should make that task a lot simpler.”
INOVEM’s ISO 27001 certification follows the acceptance of Kahootz.com onto the UK Government’s CloudStore making it easier for public sector organisations to take advantage of new cloud technologies that can be used to deliver faster business benefits and reduce cost.