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Kyocera awarded ISO 27001 accreditation for commitment to data security

16 April 2020

KYOCERA DOCUMENT Solutions Europe has once again been accredited with the prestigious ISO 27001 certification, recognising its commitment to the highest standards of information security management across the business.

Verified in this instance by DAS Certification, ISO 27001 is an international standard that ensures organisations have established a framework of business and IT processes to identify, manage and reduce risks. 

Achieving certification requires organisations to maintain a rigorous information security management system that's compliant with 114 different requirements. These include internal audits, continual improvement and corrective and preventative action. It's the only information security management system standard that can be independently certified to cover people, process and technology.

Andrie Muchtar, European information security officer at Kyocera Document Solutions Europe, commented: “Passing this latest audit is a major milestone for the business. It gives our existing and future customers, as well as other key stakeholders, further assurance and peace of mind that we're looking after their data responsibly. The accreditation has been a key reason as to why we've been able to build a high degree of trust and confidence among our channel partners that all information we process is protected to the highest possible standards.” 

A tougher regulatory regime ushered in by the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation has sharpened organisations’ focus on the importance of data security and risk management. As headlines on corporate data breaches hit the front pages, the potential risks for businesses of all sizes that don't take steps to secure their data are significant. Business leaders are becoming increasingly aware of this, with recent research suggesting that 52% of enterprises across Europe now see information security as a top priority.

Muchtar concluded: “In the current data security climate, accreditations such as ISO 27001 are more important than ever. Once an organisation has met a standard, though, it's then just as important to maintain it. Companies that can demonstrate they're continuously achieving the highest internationally recognised standards will be in a prime position to take advantage.” 

The certification of Kyocera’s security credentials follows the news that IDC has recognised the organisation as a major player for security solutions and services in its publication entitled 'IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Security Solutions and Services 2019-2020 Vendor Assessment'.