In the fast-moving digital era, whether a company is building a space station or a simple digital platform - it is vital to be able to show that it has carefully considered the associated cybersecurity risks well beforehand and acted to mitigate them. Certification is a sound solution to verify compliance, gain trust, prove duty of care in case of a security breach, and a great help when negotiating better cybersecurity insurance deals.
As digitalization continues to progress at an accelerating pace, the importance of regulation will inevitably increase in the future. As a result, companies are increasingly in need of being able to demonstrate their ability to meet the regulatory requirements not only to authorities but also to their partners and customers.
In 2014, the European cybersecurity services company Nixu Corporation established an independent subsidiary Nixu Certification Ltd. to better serve the increasing needs of the market. Today, Nixu Certification is a well-established Certification Body and a trusted actor in the field of certification audit services.
Nixu Certification acts as an official Information Security Inspection Body approved by the Finnish authority, Transport and Communications Agency, Traficom. Nixu Certification is accredited to assess the ability of organizations to protect classified Information of Finnish authorities. In June 2019, Nixu Certification reached Katakri 2015 protection level III accreditation that equals EU classification of CONFIDENTIAL (2013/488/EU Security Rules for protecting EU Classified Information). Nixu Certification’s internal security conforms up to protection level II (SECRET).
The company has also obtained the international ISO 27001 accreditation, enabling it to certify organizations’ information security management systems. In addition, Nixu Certification audits cloud services against national and international frameworks, health care systems and payment card security. The focus is solely on cybersecurity audits and the selection will increase in the future.
Niki Klaus, Managing Director at Nixu Certification Ltd., says:
“Our position as an official Information Security Inspection Body supervised by the National Cyber Security Centre of Traficom in Finland, provides us a unique standing that differs us from the majority of the auditing companies in the market. We have very high requirements for our management system, competence, auditing methods, IT systems and physical security. By fulfilling these requirements, we have gained the capacity to perform inspections in a manner that meets the requirements of even the most security-conscious clients.”
“I’m very pleased with the newly obtained accreditation that enables us to perform inspections that allow even closer collaboration with authorities and our security-critical customers,” explains Klaus.
Managing Director Niki Klaus, Nixu Certification Oy
Telephone +358 50 394 8996, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nixu Certification in brief:
Nixu Certification is a certification body as well as an information security inspection body accredited by FINAS and Traficom. We focus exclusively on information security certification audit services providing a comprehensive audit service portfolio. Our audit portfolio consists of standards such as ISO 27001, Katakri, VAHTI, Kanta, PCI DSS and CSA STAR.
Nixu in Brief:
Nixu is a cybersecurity services company on a mission to keep the digital society running. Our passion is to help organizations embrace digitalization securely. Partnering with our clients we provide practical solutions for ensuring business continuity, an easy access to digital services and data protection. We aim to provide the best workplace to our team of nearly 400 cybersecurity professionals with a hands-on attitude. With Nordic roots we serve enterprise clients worldwide. Nixu shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki stock exchange.