DUBLIN, Ohio, February 29, 2012. OCLC has achieved International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certification for information security management, recognition that provides several benefits including compliance with various privacy frameworks, improved security, clearer definition of security roles and standardized quality procedures.
OCLC achieved ISO 27001:2005 certification from Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance. The ISO 27001 certification complements OCLC's current ISO 9001:2008 Quality Certification.
The certification confirms that OCLC is meeting a recognized international standard for security management. This standard recognizes OCLC's capability to manage information security related to the provision of secure IT infrastructure and data center management.
"As we continue our efforts to help libraries move toward Webscale, it is increasingly important that we ensure we have robust security processes in place to protect the cooperative's data and privacy information," said Jay Jordan, OCLC President and CEO. Mr. Jordan announced the certification today during the OCLC EMEA Regional Council Meeting in Birmingham, United Kingdom.
The ISO 27001 standard provides IT-related security management system controls that help satisfy the requirements of many regulatory standards. ISO 27001 recognizes that an organization conforms to acceptable standards of quality at every stage of its product or service through a series of documented, repeatable processes.
"This certification demonstrates our commitment to quality of service through delivery of IT services in a secure manner, and our ability to support libraries as they continue to expand into new technologies such as cloud computing," said Bill Lisse, OCLC's Global Information Security Officer.
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