Verne Global Receives Industry Certification ISO 27001 for Information Security Management

Certification assures the highest levels of data protection from data centre campus in Iceland

Jan 29, 2013, 05:00 ET from Verne Global

KEFLAVIK, Iceland, Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Verne Global, an innovative, UK-based developer of power conscious data centre campuses, today announced that they have received the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 27001 certification standard for information security. The prestigious certificate demonstrates Verne Global's commitment to addressing proper control and implementation of information from its data centre campus in Keflavik, Iceland. The ISO 27001 standard recognizes Verne Global's concentrated effort to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data, as well as maintaining a focus on the security of all vital information assets, all of which are critical for ensuring campus security and continuing customer confidence.

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"Receiving the ISO 27001 certification provides assurance for clients, employees, partners and investors that necessary steps are in place ensuring their critical and confidential data is secure and that pertinent laws and regulations are being observed," said Tate Cantrell, chief technology officer for Verne Global. "The ability to protect data from attack is critical in the data centre industry.  Verne continues to drive efficiency and security measures into the business operations while providing customers with a best-of-breed infrastructure."

The standard demonstrates a commitment to self-improvement through risk assessment and identification of appropriate controls. This ISO 27001 certificate outlines specific requirements for establishing, implementing, operating, monitoring and improving an Information Security Management System (ISMS) aimed at removing the threat of cyber attacks and increasing business continuity.  Specific objectives and controls such as physical and environmental security, security policy, compliance, access control, organisational security and communications and operations management are part of the certification.

About Verne Global
Verne Global is developing the data centre industry's first carbon neutral data centre campus. Verne's mission is to develop data centres in optimised geographic areas that offer companies the best total cost of ownership and 100% renewable power without a price premium. Currently in the first stage of development, Verne Global is constructing a 44 acre campus on the former NATO Command Centre in Keflavik, Iceland.  With Iceland's favourable natural attributes and renewable energy resources, Verne Global can save customers as much as $100 million in ten years on energy costs alone. For more information, please visit

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