Feb 28, 2024

State of CTRL: Why an ISO 27001 certification for control rooms?

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Barco has a long legacy of working in very secure environments. Control rooms in the utilities, government and airport markets, to name a few, operate in extremely high levels of (cyber)security. As a proof of our commitment to security, Barco has now obtained the ISO 27001 certification. This important standard on information security, cybersecurity and privacy protection, defines the requirements an Information Security Management System (ISMS) must meet. The certification therefore not only proves the security of our products, but also emphasizes our commitment to security in our workflows and site management – thus further positioning us as a trustworthy partner. 

Operating in high-security markets, Barco’s Control Rooms division is extremely focused on cybersecurity. With requirements always becoming more stringent, the ISO/IEC 27001 standard is the most prominent guide for establishing, implementing, maintaining, and continually improving an information management system. The certification is granted for Barco’s video wall solutions and control room software (Barco CTRL), and for our main development sites.

Why a process certification?

Achieving ISO 27001 certification is a testament to our unwavering commitment to the highest standards of information security management systems. It showcases our dedication to preserving the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of our information assets on a global scale. The certification process involved a meticulous assessment of our information security controls, policies, and procedures.

To attain ISO 27001 certification, we initiated a thorough risk assessment to identify potential threats and vulnerabilities. We proactively implemented a set of robust controls and measures to effectively mitigate these risks. Integral to ISO 27001 is our ongoing commitment to continuous improvement, ensuring that we regularly review and enhance our security practices to stay ahead of evolving threats.

Building trust

ISO 27001 certification not only bolsters our ability to safeguard sensitive information but also builds trust among our stakeholders, clients, and partners. It provides a structured framework for establishing, implementing, maintaining, and continually improving our ISMS. Ultimately, ISO 27001 certification positions Barco with a competitive edge, assuring compliance with legal and regulatory requirements in the dynamic landscape of information security.

Do you want to know more about the security of Barco CTRL? Then visit the dedicated security page!