Data Electronics secures impregnable security standard

25 May 2009

Irish data centre player Data Electronics has been certified to ISO/IEC 27001 for its two state-of-the-art data centres, following an audit by UK standards body, BSI Group.

The standard, which is designed to ensure the selection of adequate and proportionate security controls, recognises Data Electronics investment in the continual improvement of security management for both its own and its customers’ information systems.

The certification adopts a process approach for establishing, implementing, operating, monitoring, reviewing, maintaining and improving an organisation’s information security management system (ISMS).

“This achievement is down to the hard work of the entire team at Data Electronics, who over the past year have put a huge effort into revising and improving our operational standards,” explained Data Electronics’ chief operations officer, Daniel Tinkiel.

“Our internal standards and processes are under continual review and scrutiny to ensure we maintain the highest levels of excellence. This certification means we can tangibly demonstrate to our customers that our business is managed responsibly with the right security controls in place.

“It also provides our customers with an added confidence that their critical information and assets are fully protected and responsibly managed,” Tinkiel added.

It emerged last month that at least 10 jobs are to come on stream at Data Electronics’ newest west Dublin data centre, which represents a capital investment of over €25m.

The new 40,000 sq ft data centre is located in North West Business Park in Ballycoolin. The company’s other major data centre is located on the Nangor Road in South West Dublin.

Data Electronics has been in operation for 30 years, and is Ireland’s longest-serving data centre provider.

By John Kennedy

Pictured at the announcement of Data Electronics’ certification to ISO/IEC 27001 following an audit by the BSI Group, the UK’s national standards body, were (from left): Jonathan McKinley, BSI Management Systems; Daniel Tinkiel, chief operating officer, Data Electronics; and John Shorten, chief technical officer, Data Electronics