QUÉBEC CITY, January 26, 2021 – Korem announces today that as of December 17, 2020, it has achieved ISO/IEC-27001:2013 certification, stating that it has met the requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and continually improving a structured information security management system (ISMS).
At Korem, security has always been a top priority. As a value‑added geospatial solutions reseller and systems integrator, achieving ISO 27001 certification became important to demonstrate compliance to the highest security standards. Despite a constantly increasing risk of data breaches and cybercrime incidents, according to a study conducted by the Ponemon Institute, more than 77% of organizations do not have a cyber security incident response plan.
“With ever-increasing digital transformation, technology adoption, and data regulations in addition to enhanced industry security standards, Korem believed it was necessary to formalize its commitment to its customers in terms of data security, confidentiality, accessibility and integrity. Many companies consider their data a critical asset as well as a competitive advantage that demands increased security. Data security should be an integrated part of any geospatial strategy, and for any company dealing with sensitive data, information security certifications should be a key factor when selecting a geospatial integrator,” said Jonathan Houde, CTO at Korem.
“The certification process has helped us clarify and modernize key processes such as incident management and change management. Furthermore, we have improved the traceability of several tasks related to operations. Whether the solution is delivered as an on-premise, cloud or hybrid deployment, managing a large scale geospatial infrastructure is complex. According to IDC, 44% of organizations rated complexity as the top barrier to good data security. Managing geospatial infrastructure does not only imply achieving high performance with massive amounts of data, but it also represents integrating strong cybersecurity and reliable information security management practices,” declared Mathieu Alain, IT Director at Korem.
“Our clients deserve best-in-class geospatial solutions as well as a commitment to their data security. Through our investment in the certification process, we want to demonstrate that the protection of our prospects’, customers’ and partners’ data is of paramount importance. We have been driven by our belief that by harnessing innovation in geospatial technology, we create long-term value for our clients, employees and partners. As a result, we want to build mutual trust and a solid foundation for our future growth,” said Sébastien Vachon, Founder and CEO at Korem.
Since 1993, Korem has been creating long‑term value for its clients, employees and partners through innovation and geospatial expertise. Major North American companies like AT&T, Shell, Bell and Desjardins rely on Korem every day to make informed decisions and enhance their efficiency. Through its unique, one-stop-shop experience, Korem is driving the adoption of geospatial technology and reducing risk. Its talented and multidisciplinary team of 80 experts shares unique business perspectives and neutral recommendations that help map out a promising future for its clients. As a value‑added reseller, Korem offers the most comprehensive and diverse portfolio of geospatial solutions, including Precisely, HERE, Google, Alteryx, CARTO, CoreLogic, Tableau, Environics Analytics, Safe Software, Digital Map Products, BuildingFootprintUSA and ReportAll. Learn more at korem.com