Meeco has been trailblazing since 2012, when we first published our manifesto and committed to empower people to capture, analyse and benefit from their personal data. This commitment hasn’t wavered over the years. The last 18 months have seen the Meeco team double by growing our Australian, Belgium and London offices.
We secured new partnerships in Australia with My Life Capsule and in Europe with Heder, creating mIKs-it, the safe multimedia app for children. Our multiple awards have validated our mission and motivated us to continue delivering empowering tools for the data challenges of today.
In addition to our other enterprise partners, our recent work with eftpos and Hedera Hashgraph has resulted in us being selected as a FinTech Australia Finnies finalist in the “Excellence in Blockchain/Distributed Ledger” category.
Our growth together with our commitment to Privacy by Design and Security by Design reinforced the opportunity to embed security into every process across the business.
We are delighted to announce that after months of preparation we have been granted ISO 27001:2013 certification. We sat down with Neil Campbell, Meeco’s Head of Security and Compliance to get a bird’s eye view of the journey.
What is ISO 27001?
ISO 27001 is the leading international standard for information security, published by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO).
What is the importance of achieving ISO 27001 certification?
ISO 27001:2013 provides the framework for a best practice Information Security Management System (ISMS). The importance of this to any organisation is that it provides an independent assessment of the organisation’s security practices, and ensures that their policies, procedures and KPIs are appropriate to deliver high levels of security in all aspects of operations and management.
The power and utility of Meeco’s products and services are dependent on customers being able to trust that their data is securely held, and that the services underpinning the product are delivered based on Security by Design principles. Meeco’s ISO 27001 certificate is a clear indication that our security policies and processes meet the stringent levels demanded by the standard across all aspects of our operations. This is what our customers and partners should expect from an organisation that puts security at the heart of its product design and operations.
What did the process entail?
The preparation for Meeco’s ISO 27001 certification audit took months of internal planning. This was driven by our desire to ensure that security principles and processes were established and embedded into the DNA of the organisation; and not simply to gain a certificate. This meant huge collaboration between different internal departments such as the Security Team, Engineering Team and Product Team. As a result of our combined effort, we achieved ISO 27001 certification at first attempt, without any non-compliant items to address.
What does this mean for Meeco going forward?
Meeco has set a high bar in its achievement of ISO 27001 certification, but the work doesn’t stop there. Meeco has a program of continuous improvement in its security practices and procedures to make sure that we are always vigilant in delivering the best outcomes for our customers and partners.
These efforts support our robust technology offer: a mature and enterprise-ready suite of products backed by solid risk management practices, security and code management.
This is an important milestone for Meeco and the partners we serve and support, made possible by the team’s commitment to be data and security pioneers. The ISO 27001 accreditation ensures that our clients and partners also benefit from strong protection for all their data and intellectual property: a sound infrastructure for trusted personal data ecosystems.