Equias is very proud to announce that it is now ISO 27001 certified. International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 27001 is a globally recognized voluntary standard in the field of information security aiming to ensure the confidentiality, availability and integrity of information within an organisation. Use of this standard helps an organisation to manage the security of information assets such as financial information, intellectual property, employee details and information entrusted to it by clients and other third parties. The ISO/IEC 27001:2013 standard recommends a systematic approach applying a risk management process to direct and control the risks associated with people, processes and IT.
For the last year Equias has been preparing to achieve ISO27001 certification, formalising existing processes with regard to the decisions and actions Equias takes concerning information security. On completion of this preparatory work an on-site audit was conduted by an external ISO27001 audit organisation in late July of this year, Equias is now ISO 27001 certified. Regular audits will continue to be conducted on a regular basis commensurate with the nature of Equias‘ business to ensure that Equias remains compliant and certificed under ISO27001.
Hugh Brunswick, CEO of Equias, says; `this is an important step for Equias, we service more than 1500 clients worldwide and through our eCM, eSM, eTM and eRR services we play an important role in ensuring the efficency and integrity of OTC energy markets in Europe. It’s important for us and our clients that we deal with the data entrusted to us in a secure way, achieving and maintaining ISO27001 compliance demonstrates that Equias operates according to industry best practice and is a trusted service provider of esential services to the European energy trading industry`