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Ribose world’s first collaboration platform to achieve ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification

Ribose world’s first collaboration platform to achieve 27001:2013 certification

One of the first organizations worldwide to achieve compliance to latest information security standard

Hong Kong, 25 March 2014 – Ribose has achieved certification for the latest information security standard ISO/[IEC] 27001:2013, covering all aspects of the company, including its social collaboration platform.

In addition to being the world’s first collaboration platform to achieve this certification, Ribose is also one of the first organizations worldwide, and the first organization in Hong Kong to do so. Ribose’s certification was awarded by BSI (British Standards Institution), the originator of the ISO/IEC 27001 standard. This international standard has wide-ranging requirements for implementing, operating, maintaining and improving information security management. Certification is awarded only after an independent accredited auditor has thoroughly checked all applications, systems, processes and services. Ribose’s scope of certification was as comprehensive as possible, covering all processes and services.

ISO/IEC 27001:2013 is the revised information security standard that supersedes ISO/IEC 27001:2005. This update includes significant improvements to security, covers risks such as identity theft, mobile devices and other online vulnerabilities, and provides a more streamlined approach leading to better risk management. Ribose’s previous ISO/IEC 27001:2005 certification was also awarded by BSI.

“Ribose is committed to staying at the forefront of information security and protecting data, explains Ronald Tse, founder of Ribose.  Our state-of-the-art security system has already achieved highest merits in both CSA STAR certification and CDSA CPS certification. This latest certification shows that our system is dynamic and scalable, allowing us to protect information fully for our users. Our mission is to allow people to collaborate freely, and this certification gives people confidence that their information is always safe and fully protected.”

Emmanuel Herve, Managing Director of BSI Hong Kong, said: “Ribose has again demonstrated its commitment to information security by being one of the first organizations worldwide to achieve certification for the latest version of the information security standard. Organizations want to be reassured that any data stored externally is secure and service providers need to show they have appropriate security systems in place to manage information they handle. By attaining this certification, Ribose can do just that.”

The British Standards Institution is the business standards company that helps businesses turn standards of best practice into habits of excellence. As the world’s first National Standards Body and a founding member of the ISO, BSI is an organization whose standards inspire excellence across the globe: