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Understanding HiveMQ’s ISO/IEC 27001 Certification for Information Security Management

by Dhawal Desai
5 min read

ISO/IEC 27001 is a globally recognized information security management standard. Adopting this standard reflects HiveMQ's commitment to protecting its data, intellectual property, and consumer information. Understanding this standard is critical for organizations to ensure they are using tools that meet the highest security standards to protect their data and their customers. 

What is ISO 27001?

ISO/IEC 27001 is a globally recognized standard established by the highly regarded International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). The document outlines the necessary provisions for establishing, implementing, maintaining, and enhancing an information security management system (ISMS).

The primary objective is to assist organizations in implementing appropriate controls to mitigate risks to their information assets.

What is the Scope of ISO 27001 for HiveMQ?

Earning ISO 27001 underscores our commitment to maintaining data security and confidentiality. It provides a framework to operate and improve upon and also helps in accelerating other security certifications. Earning ISO certification differentiates HiveMQ from competitors without the certification, making us an ideal choice for more regulated industries. It also fosters trust among our customers, partners, and various stakeholders.

HiveMQ’s ISO 27001 certification includes the following:

  • Development: Our products are built with security as a core premise.

  • Operations: Our day-to-day activities meet the highest levels of information security.

  • Support Systems: When customers require assistance, their information is protected throughout the support process.

  • Products: Each component of our platform - on-premise, Cloud, extensions, broker, etc. - has been thoroughly vetted and safeguarded.

  • Customer Support and Professional Services: When customers require assistance, their information is protected by our thorough ISMS and data privacy policies.

The Significance of ISO 27001 Certification for HiveMQ Customers

The ISO 27001 certification signifies far more than a mere compliance badge. It serves as a testament to our resolute commitment to protecting entrusted information, including the following.

Validation of our commitment to security: Attaining ISO 27001 certification is challenging and includes an exhaustive evaluation of our information security management systems and a meticulous audit process. This achievement demonstrates that we do not simply assert our commitment to security, but rather, we obtained external validation for our complete adherence to the most stringent industry standards.

An MQTT platform that can be trusted: MQTT plays a crucial role in numerous IoT applications and other systems that require a publish/subscribe model. The security of the MQTT broker is of utmost importance in safeguarding the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of messages. HiveMQ's ISO 27001 accreditation provides customers with the assurance that our MQTT Broker services are both efficient and secure to ensure seamless operations while maintaining the data security.

ISO 27001 and Other Security Certifications

The HiveMQ ISO 27001 certificate can be downloaded here. As a team, we are constantly updating and adding more security certifications to our portfolio, and the latest can be found on our Security and Trust page.

Dhawal Desai

Dhawal Desai is the Chief Information Security Officer at HiveMQ, bringing experience from previous roles at Klarna, Monedo Holding GmbH, Banque Saudi Fransi and Indusface Consulting Private Limited. With a robust skill set that includes Security, Information Security, Vulnerability Assessment, Network Security, Penetration Testing and more, Dhawal contributes valuable insights to the industry.

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