Piceasoft is known as a company that takes information security and data privacy seriously. Piceasoft operates with demanding B2B customers who run business-critical operations. Disruptions are not acceptable.
We interviewed Piceasoft Quality and Security Director Esa Mamia to learn more about the company’s approach to business security.
Q: Why are information security and data privacy so important?
The general target for information security is to protect personal records and commercially sensitive information. A company just cannot operate without some level of information security.
Whether information is about the company, our employees, or customers, it is the most important asset, and therefore, protecting this information is critical.
Q: How are security and data privacy seen at Piceasoft?
At Piceasoft, we think that you just cannot be too careful when it comes to data privacy. Firstly, any incident could lead to trust issues with our customers, and secondly, we respect and follow GDPR regulations.
Data privacy is also an advantage for a European company, like Piceasoft, compared to a non-European company. GDPR sets the bar high for handling personal information and data privacy. In addition to the GDPR, we comply with Finland’s strict privacy laws and regulations.
We have taken several steps to ensure data security actions are put in place and that we have effective policies, processes, and responsibilities defined to manage and minimize potential risks.
Q: Can you tell a bit more about these actions?
Piceasoft has a set of rules and policies on information security and privacy. These are constantly kept up-to-date and communicated to all of Piceasoft’s employees. We regularly arrange various security knowledge and awareness training and communicate relevant topics internally using newsletters, videos, or short information sharing sessions.
As a recognition for the work done in this area, we are certified to be compliant with the ISO/IEC 27001 standard. This internationally recognized certification demonstrates that we have taken the necessary steps in our information security to protect our business. Our customers can be assured that we follow the highest security standards and take risks seriously.
While this requires ongoing work and we constantly need to review and optimize our information security management system to ensure our maturity, I’m proud of our achievements. There are less than 100 companies in Finland certified against this standard. It is great to be among the highly valued group of ISO certified companies.
About Piceasoft Ltd
Piceasoft is a Finnish company, located in Tampere. Since it was founded in 2012, Piceasoft has created a unique set of software solutions to cover the whole lifecycle of mobile devices. These solutions create new business opportunities and enable a cost-efficient service for mobile operators and retail chains. Our innovative products are disrupting mobile device buyback, repair, and recycling business. Our software products are easy to use and offer added value to the end-user, which means better ROI and user satisfaction. In short, we promise to Simplify Your Mobile Life.