Safeguarding of confidential data is a priority for SEW-EURODRIVE

SEW-EURODRIVE MD Raymond Obermeyer. SEW-EURODRIVE MD Raymond Obermeyer.

SEW-EURODRIVE is committed to the highest level of information security throughout the value creation chain, and its certification according to the new globally established ISO27001:2013 security standard is evidence of this commitment.

The revised ISO standard focuses particularly on current issues such as mobile security, encryption technology and direct online connections to suppliers, customers and partners. SEW-EURODRIVE MD Raymond Obermeyer says the company works continuously to ensure the utmost security standards using its information security management system (ISMS.)

“The aim of this is to ensure comprehensive protection for all information along the entire value creation chain. The renewed certification of the ISMS demonstrates that customers, business partners and suppliers of SEW-EURODRIVE can rest assured their data will be absolutely secure at all times.”

On the organisational side, detailed risk analyses and stringent implementation of measures have been tightened. Measures will be planned and budgeted as part of an annual ISMS improvement plan. These measures could result from identified security incidents, the results of security checks, identified new threats or high-availability tests that have been conducted.

SEW-EURODRIVE employees are acutely aware of the importance of information security, and process workflows are optimised and documented continuously. What’s more, 360-degree risk management provides SEW-EURODRIVE with effective protection against risks and threats from the net, making it ideally equipped to meet the data security challenges of Industry 4.0.

SEW-EURODRIVE received its ISO27001:2013 certification in October 2015 from TÜV SÜD – an international service corporation focusing on consulting, testing, certification and training. The new certification replaces the ISO27001:2005 standard that the company held since 2006.

Dovetailing closely with the ISO9001:2008 quality management system, the ISO14001:2004 environmental management system and particularly with the ISO20000-1:2011 IT service management system, SEW-EURODRIVE has successfully anchored information security in the company. “This ensures system availability, confidentiality of all information and the highest demands on the quality of products and processes,” Obermeyer concludes. 

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