ISO 27001 Recertification approves KISTERS’ IT Security Standards

Expanded scope of certification now includes software development and support.

KISTERS Information Security Management System (ISMS) has been recertified, affirming the company continues to meet the high requirements of ISO/IEC 27001.

Ralph Freude, TÜV Rheinland presents ISO certificate to Klaus Kisters, KISTERS AG

"Security of our solutions, services & infrastructure is our highest priority. Through organizational and technical measures as well as constant review of infrastructure, processes, products and employees, we are constantly evolving in terms of information security. Recertification officially confirms our very high level of cybersecurity," says Klaus Kisters, CEO of KISTERS AG.

"Secure digital solutions are becoming the focus of attention across all industries more and more. Corresponding certification provides transparency and assurance for customers and partners," remarks Ralph Freude, Head of the Information and Communications Technology ( ICT) business line at TÜV Rheinland.

The newly established team of local information security officers among KISTERS offices has already proven its worth, having successfully prepared for and participated in rigorous audits.

Comprehensive Certification

Since certification in 2017, the scope has been expanded. The ISO 27001 certificate now covers the entire "KISTERScloud Services" business unit, from technical infrastructure; operating processes; personnel; and support for business units Water, Energy, Air, Environment, Health & Safety (EHS), and Logistics and Quality Assurance in Industry (LQI) to software development for selected product areas of Energy and LQI. KISTERS Data Centre in Aachen is also certified as TÜV Trusted Site Infrastructure (TSI).

The certification considerably streamlines use of KISTERScloud systems or services in connection with critical infrastructure. Additional certification of the Software-as-a-Service for Smart Meter Gateway Administration, according to German BSI TR-03109-6, enables official system use by metering point operators in the energy industry.