LabVantage Solutions’ Security Safeguards for its Leading LIMS Software Recognized with Award of ISO/IEC 27001 Certification
Product News Aug 22, 2019
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LabVantage Solutions, Inc., the leading provider of laboratory informatics solutions and services including purpose-built LIMS solutions that allow labs to go live faster and at a lower total cost, announced that it has been awarded an ISO/IEC 27001:2013 information security certification following an extensive review and audit process. ISO/IEC 27001 certification includes requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining, and continually improving the organization’s information security management systems, including accounting for risks specific to its distinctive needs.
“The advent of LabVantage Cloud-hosted informatics solutions and growth in LabVantage Managed Services helped drive our decision to seek certification of how we safeguard the security of our customers’ LIMS information,” says John Heiser, CEO at LabVantage Solutions. “In addition, increasing worldwide threats to data security further reinforced our commitment to providing our customers with the most comprehensive and robust protections available. Our ISO/IEC 27001 certification assures our customers around the globe that we have the best possible processes and procedures in place to protect their data and information. It follows an exhaustive assessment and review process that includes requirements for ongoing updates, ensuring that our information protections will continue to be the most advanced available.”
ISO/IEC 27001:2013 is published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). It specifies a management system that is intended to bring information security under management control, requiring that management:
• Systematically examine the organization's information security risks, taking account of threats, vulnerabilities, and impacts;
• Design and implement a coherent and comprehensive suite of information security controls and/or other forms of risk treatment; and
• Adopt an overarching management process to ensure that the information security controls continue to meet the organization's security needs on an ongoing basis.
Donald DiPalma, Director of Quality and Technical Services at LabVantage, adds, “We are proud of the comprehensive security safeguards that enabled us to achieve this demanding international certification. In addition, we have gone further, instituting processes and controls for the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and for IT security, system assets, risk assessment, data encryption, physical and logical access controls, and personal and employee data. We intend to remain at the forefront in protecting the information managed by our industry-leading LIMS systems and services.”