16 Sep 2022

Information Security Management Systems: BSO obtains ISO 27001 certification

London,  16th September 2022 - BSO, the global pioneering infrastructure and connectivity provider has obtained the ISO 27001 certification. This certification has been delivered by Bureau Veritas Certification, the world leader in certification.

For BSO, ISO 27001 marks a new step in its global certification process. After obtaining ISO 9001 certification (quality management), ISO 27001 was the logical next step to pursue its mission of reinforcing the quality of its services by guaranteeing a high level of security for the data and IT assets of its clients. 

Indeed, with the multiplication and diversification of cyber threats, ensuring the protection of the security of its client's information and data is more than a prerequisite for IT infrastructure providers. This means ensuring the confidentiality, security and availability of IT systems and the data stored on the infrastructures they provide, which are often mission-critical for its clients.

"Our certification journey is guided by our customer's requirements for quality, security and performance guarantees", says Michael Ourabah, CEO of BSO, “We are happy to be able to offer our clients high-performance and high-availability services while guaranteeing them a high level of protection and security for their data with ISO 27001 certification.”

The scope of this certification extends to all products and services offered by BSO: network solutions (private network, remote peering, IP transit,...), cloud solutions, hosting, managed services and SDN platform.

The ISO 27001 certification is the international reference standard for implementing an "Information Security Management System" or ISMS. It certifies that BSO implements the best practices in terms of information security. It guarantees that the processes deployed within BSO's activities comply with the standards and requirements concerning governance, data protection and the security of IT assets.

In short, the ISO 27001 certification gives the ability to:

  • Identify and control the risks of IT failures, thanks to an efficient ISMS audited by Bureau Veritas experts;
  • Meet the legal and regulatory requirements of an internationally recognised standard;
  • Base risk management decisions on the company's strategic objectives and ensure a high level of information security;
  • Focus on critical/sensitive information, regardless of its form: digital, paper, video, or audio.

Michael Ourabah, CEO of BSO, highlights the importance of this certification: "In the field of information security, the ISO 27001 standard is the most relevant certification and is widely recognised. It ensures and certifies the robustness and resilience of our information systems security management processes, the reliability of the company's information systems and the protection of data.

The certification is issued for a period of three years and a surveillance audit is planned every year.

ABOUT BSO

The company was founded in 2004 and serves the world’s largest financial institutions. BSO is a global pioneering infrastructure and connectivity provider, helping over 600 data-intensive businesses across diverse markets, including financial services, technology, energy, e-commerce, media and others. BSO owns and provides mission-critical infrastructure, including network connectivity, cloud solutions, managed services and hosting, that are specific and dedicated to each customer served.

The company’s network comprises 240+ PoPs across 33 markets, 40+ cloud on-ramps, is integrated with all major public cloud providers and connects to 75+ on-net internet exchanges and 30+ stock exchanges. The team of experts works closely with customers in order to create solutions that meet the detailed and specific needs of their business, providing the latency, resilience and security they need regardless of location.

BSO is headquartered in Ireland, and has 11 offices across the globe, including London, New York, Paris, Dubai, Hong Kong and Singapore. Access our website and find out more information: www.bso.co