ISO Certified Protection of Manufacturers Data with Beekeeper

GDPR encourages the use of ISO 27001 to demonstrate that an organization is actively managing its data security.

With the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) now in effect, Beekeeper is pleased to announce that it is now ISO 27001 Certified in addition to being GDPR compliant. Published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), the ISO standard is protecting intellectual property, employee details, and information entrusted to Beekeeper by third parties.

As a SaaS offering and recognized data processor, Beekeeper has completed all necessary technical and organizational measures to ensure that its product and services will reduce its client’s information risk significantly in the digital workplace.

“The ISO 27001 certification demonstrates that Beekeeper is actively managing its data security in line with international best practices, including GDPR,” said Dr. Amir Ameri, Beekeeper Chief Data Officer. “This is the best international practice standard for information security, and it covers people, processes, and technology. By protecting information and reducing risk using this three-pronged approach, Beekeeper is defending itself from technology-based risks and other common threats, such as poorly informed employees or ineffective procedures. Now that we have ISO certification in place, management and frontline employees can rest easy knowing that the information they share using our platform is safe.”

GDPR requires:

  • The pseudonymization and encryption of personal data;
  • The ability to ensure the ongoing confidentiality, integrity, availability, and resilience of processing systems and services;
  • The ability to restore the availability of and access to personal data in a timely manner in the event of a physical or technical incident;
  • A process for regularly testing, assessing and evaluating risk and the effectiveness of technical and organizational measures for ensuring the security of the processing.

ISO 27001 certification enables Beekeeper to:

  • Reduce information security risks through data encryption. With ISO Certification, Beekeeper can identify which assets are at risk and require encryption to adequately protect them.
  • Ensure ongoing confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information. If the data is available but in a format that is not usable because of a system disruption, then the integrity of that data has been compromised; if the data is protected but inaccessible to those who need to use it as part of their jobs, then the availability of that data has been compromised.
  • Mandate risk assessment by identifying threats and vulnerabilities that can affect its information assets. It also provides steps to assure the confidentiality, availability, and integrity (CIA) of that data.
  • Address the importance of business continuity management. It provides a set of controls that will protect the availability of information in case of an incident and protect critical business processes from the effects of major disasters to ensure their timely resumption.
  • Undergo independent assessment and audits by an accredited certification body to ensure that it is meeting the requirements of the Standard.

“Beekeeper has undertaken this rigorous certification process to ensure that data breaches can’t happen to us or our customers,” Ameri said. “Helping manufacturers of all sizes to keep their information assets secure is our top priority. Beekeeper will reduce the risk for production plants and manufacturers significantly in the digital workplace.”

About Beekeeper

Beekeeper is a digital workplace app where operational systems and communication channels live within one secure, intuitive platform. Beekeeper connects desk and non-desk employees across locations and departments in real time via mobile or desktop and includes an intelligent dashboard to help companies improve internal communication and streamline business processes. The company is based in Zurich and San Francisco and supports users in more than 137 countries.

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