Helm Operations achieves ISO 27001 and SOC 2 compliance, reinforcing its commitment to data security

08 February 2024 – Leading Canadian maritime operations platform provider, Helm Operations, has secured ISO 27001 certification and SOC 2 compliance, underscoring its dedication to maintaining the highest standards of data security, privacy, and operational excellence.

New certification underscores Helm Operations’ commitment to data security

The announcement comes as data security continues to grow as a critical focus of the maritime industry.

ISO 27001:2022 is an internationally recognized standard for Information Security Management Systems (ISMS), developed to help organizations systematically manage and secure information.

Helm Operations’ ISO 27001 certification showcases its dedication to protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data through robust security practices and continual improvement. It verifies the company as upholding key areas covered by the latest ISO standard, including:

  • Risk Management – comprehensive risk management requirements mean that the company has identified and mitigated potential threats to its information assets.
  • Regulatory Compliance – ISO 27001 certification helps an organization to align with various international data protection laws and regulations, reducing legal and regulatory risks.
  • Continuous improvement in a company’s information security management system, adapting to evolving threats and technologies.

SOC 2 has been developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) as a rigorous and globally recognized cybersecurity framework for managing sensitive customer data in today’s ever-evolving digital landscape. Its foundations rest on five trust principles that compliant companies must satisfy:

  1. Security
  2. Confidentiality
  3. Availability
  4. Privacy
  5. Processing Integrity

“As both ISO 27001 and SOC 2 are third-party audited, Helm Operations can provide peace of mind to stakeholders regarding our data security practices” said Nolan Barclay, CEO of Helm Operations. “In addition, our customers and partners can show a chain of compliance, proving to their own stakeholders that their data is being handled by a company at the forefront of data security.”

About Helm Operations

Since 1999, Helm Operations has been developing software to help maritime companies better manage their vessel maintenance, compliance, personnel, and operations. Its flagship product, Helm CONNECT, has emerged as the leading software platform for maritime operations and fleet management. Today, more than 330 operators and 5500 vessels around the world use Helm CONNECT, including top companies in industries such as passenger vessel, harbor towage, barging, and offshore support.