Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc., the leading international mission management company for business aviation, announced it has earned ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification for its Information Security Management System, including all four of its international trip support offices, as well as its uvGO Mission Management Platform.
“Following the media coverage of many high-profile data breaches and hacks on well-known companies, data privacy and security, including new information such as the confidentiality of COVID test results and vaccination status, are top of mind for many flight departments,” said Wyman Miles, Chief Information Security Officer, Universal.
“We share those concerns and prioritize staying on top of the ever-changing data privacy landscape by investing in a robust security process that leverages the latest technology and best practices to help safeguard sensitive information, such as Gendecs, health and testing info, manifests, and flight planning data.
“Our ISO 27001 certification is a mark of distinction and demonstrates that we are one of the few mission management companies in our industry that meet and surpass the highest standard for information security and data privacy.”
Universal was certified following an extensive 3rd-party audit process by Schellman & Company LLC.
This certification represents a program of annual risk assessments, internal and external audits, continual improvement, penetration testing, vulnerability management, employee training, physical and personnel security, and business continuity processes.
“For the many Fortune 500 flight departments we support, our ISO 27001 certification will prove to be an immense time-saver, as it will streamline and expedite their IT audit and due diligence processes when auditing Universal,” said Miles.
“It will also prove useful for smaller flight departments, which may not have the resources to conduct their own full IT security audits of Universal.”