International media monitoring and analysis firm UNICEPTA is the firstGerman company in its industry to be assessed according to internationalstandard ISO/IEC 27001. "In doing so, we are showing our customers that wehave created a professional and effective platform ensuring the security oftheir data, diligent work and optimized production processes," explainsGeorg Stahl, Member of the Management Board at UNICEPA. The auditconducted by TÜV Rheinland certifies that the company has implemented aninternationally standardized information security management system (ISMS)during an intensive process lasting a number of months.
"It was impressive how quickly UNICEPTA successfully completed the certificationprocess," remarked Hartmut Müller-Gerbes, Head of Corporate Media Relations atTÜV Rheinland, when handing over the certificate on September 8 at UNICEPTA'sheadquarters in Cologne. It took just six months, instead of the usual six to 12months, said Lead Auditor Ralph Freude, Head of Businessline InformationTechnology at TÜV Rheinland.
"By obtaining ISO 27001 certification, UNICEPTA is the only German company inthe media monitoring and analysis industry that has fulfilled these high standards,"commented Georg Stahl. Many companies now require their service providers tohave this certification, he noted. At a time when there is an increasing number ofspying and data-theft scandals coming to light, UNICEPTA has very intentionallyraised the level of security for both customers and employees, he added.
However, this does not mean that the optimization process is over. UNICEPTA willnow be assessed once a year by TÜV. "The basic idea of the standard and theUNICEPTA mindset go hand in hand," said Sebastian Rohwer, Member of theManagement Board: Certification is not the end but the start of a process ofconstant improvement.
UNICEPTA is a leading global provider for monitoring, media analysis, research competence and communication consulting services. Around 550 specialists in Cologne, Berlin, Stuttgart, Shanghai, Krakow and Washington, D.C., structure the newsflow 24/7. UNICEPTA compiles and presents highly relevant information from print and online media, TV, radio and social media sources at short notice. This day-to-day work serves as a platform for the company to provide analysis and research-based advice for issues related to strategic communication.
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