UK based Kykloud is the first cloud-based building surveying and asset management software vendor to gain ISO 27001:2005 certification.
North-east England based Kykloud has announced that it is the first cloud-based building surveying and asset management software vendor to gain ISO 27001:2005 certification. This is the internationally recognised standard for information security governance, and provides some independent reassurance of the security surrounding Kykloud’s customers’ data – now protecting information relating to over 30 million square metres of built assets.
Kykloud launched its first iPad-based asset data capture services in early 2012 (post), later adding surveying capilities and earlier this year becoming the first app vendor to offer RICS-approved mobile survey templates (April 2013).
Nick Graham, CTO at Kykloud, was formerly at SaaS construction collaboration specialist 4Projects (which achieved certification in November 2011), and so knows how important it is to reach recognised international standards of security:
“Being the first cloud based mobile building surveying software vendor to achieve this certification reinforces our commitment to data security and sets us apart from others in the market. Security is one of the biggest concerns for our customer base; whilst we knew our systems and procedures were watertight, opening ourselves up to independent audit and penetration testing will be instrumental in the ongoing growth of our business.
“Kykloud sells into many different types of organisation from SME to global enterprises and for our larger customers, government agencies and financial institutions, particularly in Europe and Australasia, ISO 27001 certification is expected. Kykloud is now extremely well positioned to grow further in this area.”
From the earliest days of Software-as-a-Service delivery in the UK (back when it was more often known as application service provision, ASP), SaaS vendors have sought to reassure their customers about their information management regimes. During my days at BIW (now part of Conject), achieving ISO27001 (or, before that, BS7799) certification in the early 2000s was a major landmark, and it remains important today (Aconex, for example, announced ISO27001 accreditation for its Australian operations in December 2011; post).