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ITK Engineering Receives ISO 27001 Certification
TÜV SÜD Issues Seal of Approval for Management of Information Security
ITK Engineering, a renowned development partner for software and systems engineering, has passed its certification audit for information-security management systems (ISMS) to ISO 27001. This internationally recognized standard provides a systematic and structured approach that helps companies protect confidential data, maintain the integrity of their data, and increase the availability of their IT systems. The responsible testing center of TÜV SÜD, a technical inspection authority headquartered in Munich, has certified that all ten ITK sites in Germany comply with the stringent IT-security standards specified in ISO 27001. In fact, ITK was approved for an unrestricted range of applications. Known as full-scope certification, this comprises the development of systems and software, development support, training, consulting, and the sales/marketing thereof, as well as the corresponding leadership and support processes. With cyber criminality on the rise, ITK is placing an increasing focus on protecting its customers' confidential data from hacker attacks as well as loss or misuse of data.
"ISO 27001 certification is further testimony to the superior security standards at ITK Engineering. We develop tailored software solutions for our customers in the automotive, medical systems, motorsports, rail engineering, Industry 4.0, building engineering, and aerospace sectors. We then provide our customers with the IP. Our business model therefore requires substantial information barriers within our company. That's why we assign top priority to confidentiality and compliance with additional protection-related requirements in our work with our customers," says Dr. Sebastian Labitzke, Chief Information Security Officer at ITK Engineering. To make this possible, a company such as ITK must monitor its in-house IT systems and isolate its customers' domains from one another.
Audit as a team effort
A company will pass its information-security audit only if all associates do their part. "The auditors not only scrutinized ITK management and its handling of security-critical documents; they also verified that our associates comply with ISO 27001. To the best of my knowledge, there are few similar companies the size of ITK that have earned full-scope certification. We succeeded only because our entire workforce committed to achieving certification," adds Labitzke.