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  • Mia Rawleigh

NET2GRID awarded ISO/IEC 27001:2017 certification



In the energy world, cybersecurity threats have risen in recent years. The energy sector appears among the top three most attacked industries according to the Annual IBM Security Report. As operational technology is becoming more connected with IT networks and IoT, utilities are increasingly taking measures to prevent risks that can jeopardise much of their data, including that of their customers.

That is why now, more than ever, complying with standards set forth by industry experts to protect systems and personal data is of utmost importance. Read on to learn about NET2GRID’s recent certification from ISO and how this will impact our future online safety and security measures for the better.


What is ISO and why does it matter?


One of the most recognisable and trustworthy standardisation organisations is ISO, whose standards are internationally agreed upon by experts. When it comes to information security, the ISO/IEC 27001 certification is the international standard, providing all requirements for an information security management system (ISMS).

Recently, NET2GRID became certified for ISO/IEC 27001:2017. During a thorough external audit performed by Kiwa, NET2GRID’s information security management system was meticulously combed through and checked for any weak links or areas of necessary improvement. The certification ensures that NET2GRID is protected against the top security threats that companies face including malware, web-based attacks, phishing, identity theft, data breaches, ransomware, and cyber espionage. At the same time, it protects our employees’ and customers’ personal data and information.

As organisations grow, it becomes easier for employees to lose track of their responsibilities regarding security. With ISO 27001:2017, NET2GRID has a system in place that ensures everyone maintains their focus when it comes to information security tasks. Additionally, it requires us to conduct annual risk assessments, which help make changes where necessary.

Finally, ISO 27001:2017 certification corroborates that NET2GRID is GDPR compliant due to the fact that ISO complies with other relevant legislation that protects data privacy.


What does the ISO/IEC 27001:2017 certification mean for NET2GRID’s customers?


At NET2GRID, we collect and handle data that helps us to deliver energy insights and predictions from millions of endpoints. Congruently, we use the same data to better train our algorithms and offer the deepest and most accurate predictions in the market. We also have the largest labeled appliance data set in the world; namely more than 15 terabytes of ground truth data. As a result, we can disaggregate real-time data with 90% accuracy. As great as this advantage is, it also comes with the responsibility of protecting our customers and their end users’ personal and sensitive data. Our recent ISO 27001:2017 certification accomplishment proves that we are up to this ever-important task.


The ISO 27001:2017 certification is a landmark for all employees and stakeholders of NET2GRID as it demonstrates that personal and professional data are secured, respectively. It also signifies that NET2GRID can promptly detect an incident of security breach and take action accordingly. This certification is a significant milestone for NET2GRID, as it helps solidify the unwavering commitment we make on a daily basis to protect the data for any person or organisation we encounter and work with.

Would you like to know more about how we protect your customer’s data? Don’t hesitate to get in contact with us to learn more.