Being a trusted digital repository is a vital component in ensuring funder and government compliance when providing these services to institutions. As such, Figshare is delighted to have been awarded ISO27001 certification, after more than a year of structured improvements to our system and our workflows.
ISO 27001 is a specification for an information security management system (ISMS). An ISMS is a framework of policies and procedures that includes all legal, physical and technical controls involved in an organisation's information risk management processes.
ISO27001 is part of ISO/IEC 27000 family of standards that helps organizations keep information assets secure. Using this family of standards helps your organization manage the security of assets such as financial information, intellectual property, employee details or information entrusted to you by third parties.
Given growing concerns around the sustainability of digital repositories and what is considered trustworthy, we feel that all repository systems should be aiming for ISO27001 compliance going forward.
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