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Beekeeper Achieves Industry-Leading Data Security Practices With ISO 27001 Certification

Beekeeper has never taken the trust of our customers and users for granted. Trust is at the core of everything we do: it drives the innovation of our platform and inspires us to do better. We built Beekeeper from the ground up to be a secure internal communication platform that transforms the way we engage and work.

When it comes to data security and customer data protection, Beekeeper only invests in certified data centers. As part of our continued commitment to meeting and exceeding data security standards, we are proud to announce Beekeeper’s ISO 27001:2013 certification. Paramount to ISO 27001 is that we adhere to international best practices in every action and process as it relates to data privacy and security of our information systems, chiefly customer data protection.

From technology implementation to an end-user perspective, we use the highest standards of cybersecurity to ensure data privacy processes around information transmission in the following important ways:

Adoption of GDPR Compliant Best Practices

In January 2017, we were honored to have Dr. Amir Ameri join Beekeeper as the Data Protection Officer (DPO). As a specialist in cybersecurity, data protection, and data privacy, Dr. Ameri has over 20 years of technical and leadership experience in risk management, with a specific emphasis on the legal and regulatory requirements related to technology.

The DPO’s role involves all aspects of risk management and specifically entails monitoring and controlling to ensure customer data protection. Conducting regular data privacy impact assessments is a standard practice by our team. These data privacy impact assessments hold the interests of our customers as the highest priority.

Any proposed features to the Beekeeper team communication app are reviewed by the DPO in accordance with GDPR requirements. Only upon approval are our engineers given the green light for implementation. Our Product and Services were prepared well-ahead of May 25, 2018, when GDPR regulations go into effect. At Beekeeper, data security is everyone’s responsibility.

ISO 27001 Certification

The journey to ISO 27001 certification is not a one-time activity. It is an incredibly rigorous process that is audited on a three-year cycle. Having completed the first audit successfully in early 2018, Beekeeper has already scheduled the dates for the next audit in 2019. The value of the ISO 27001 certification is a testament to our commitment to our customer data protection and data privacy.

Customer Data Protection and Data Storage

We have a virtual private cloud (VPC) categorized as the most secure form of cloud computing. This means that end-to-end communication takes place between two parties over encrypted channels. We make use of encryption at rest, segregating the data between customers based on various layers of virtual and physical protection, such as using certified data centers limited to the customer’s choice of jurisdiction. This is an additional layer of risk management and protection wherein stored data is encrypted to ensure the security of data access channels.

We at Beekeeper look forward, as always, to connecting dispersed teams with our award-winning team communication app and our exceptional customer support, ranked 5-stars on Capterra and 4.8 out of 5 stars G2Crowd.

Download our Data Security white paper to learn more about what we are doing to ensure the security of our customers’ data.