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Salt Lake City, Utah, USA – September 20, 2018 – To safeguard customer and internal proprietary data against information security threats, MasterControl Inc., a leading global provider of software solutions that enable life science and other regulated companies to deliver life‐improving products to more people sooner, announced today it has achieved certification to the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 standard.
ISO 27001 is an international data privacy and security standard. Its central tenet is the establishment, implementation, maintenance and continual improvement of an information security management system (ISMS). Using a risk-based approach, an ISMS helps companies manage and protect their information assets – including people, processes and IT systems.
“We are thrilled that we now have the industry-leading procedures, processes and experts in place to ensure both client and internal data is kept safe and secure,” said Jake Walton, MasterControl’s corporate operations and quality manager. Walton also served as the project manager of the ISO 27001 certification effort.
MasterControl’s certification was the culmination of multiple preliminary stage-one and stage-two audits that took place at the company’s European headquarters in Basingstoke, England and its corporate headquarters in Salt Lake City beginning in May 2018. The final audit was conducted at corporate headquarters from July 16-20, 2018, at which time the certification was granted with no nonconformances. Marvin Rotermund of Alcumus ISOQAR, a U.K.-based certification body, was the lead auditor.
“The overall awareness of employees within the organization on information security was impressive, as evidenced by the interviews that were carried out at random during the course of the audit for both locations,” Rotermund said. “The organization also showed a good level of commitment from top management.”
MasterControl will undergo annual surveillance audits to maintain its certification, with a full recertification audit occurring every three years. In addition to its ISO 27001 certification, MasterControl is ISO 9001:2015 certified.
To learn more about MasterControl’s ISO 27001 certification, please read a related customer blog article.
MasterControl Inc. creates software solutions that enable life science and other regulated companies to deliver life-improving products to more people sooner. MasterControl’s integrated solutions accelerate ROI and increase efficiencies by automating and securely managing critical business processes throughout the entire product lifecycle. More than 1,000 companies worldwide, ranging in size from five employees to tens of thousands, rely on MasterControl cloud solutions to automate processes for new product development, clinical, regulatory, quality management, supplier management, manufacturing and post-market surveillance. MasterControl solutions are well-known for being scalable, easy to implement, easy to validate and easy to use. For more information, visit www.mastercontrol.com.