Saturday, September 23, 2017

Aeroexpress first Russian transport firm to receive ISO 27001:2005 certificate

Russian rail operator Aeroexpress recently received the ISO 27001:2005 certificate, becoming the first transportation company in Russia to receive such a high rating by the international ratings agency in its application of information technologies.

The ISO certification was granted under the International Standard for Information Security following site visits to Aeroexpress' administrative offices in both Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Specifically, the ISO 27001:2005 certificate states that Aeroexpress engages in globally-recognized best practices in information security as determined by the British Standards Institute. An ISO 27001:2005 certificate indicates that Aeroexpress exceeds industry standards in the treatment of electronic data.

The ratings agency took into account Aeroexpress' use of modern information technology solutions in the recording, transmission and processing of sensitive electronic customer data before issuing the high ranking.

Aeroexpress' ISO 27001:2005 certificate will remain current until 2015, when the company will once again undergo an audit. By that time, the company said it hopes to strengthen its data transport procedures even further to earn the the ISO 26000:2010 certificate.