Aquaconnect becomes first Indian aqua startup to earn ISO certification

Aquaconnect has earned an ISO 27001 for Information Security Management, indicating that the firm is fully equipped to protect and safeguard data from its farmer network, retailers, finance partners and seafood buyers.

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
11 November 2022, at 3:16pm
Rajamanohar Somasundaram
Rajamanohar Somasundaram is the founder and CEO of Aquaconnect

Aquaconnect has earned the ISO/IEC 27001 certification, a leading international standard focused on information security

Aquaconnect, a technology-driven full-stack aquaculture inputs and outputs platform with embedded fintech, supported by a phygital distribution network, has received the ISO 27001 certification for information security management. The certification comes on the back of an ISMS (information security management system) implementation which makes Aquaconnect the first Indian fisheries startup to earn this recognition.

Aquaconnect has implemented an ISMS and achieved conformity with the requirements for the platform development, operations, security and delivery of various services to aquaculture stakeholders across the globe. ISO/IEC 27001 is the leading international standard focused on information security. Being ISO/IEC certified means Aquaconnect is now fully equipped to safeguard its data and review information safety constantly, making our platform more reliable and adding value to our portfolio of services.

According to a news release from the company, the aquaculture industry is in the midst of a gradual shift towards data-driven farming, making it important to implement protection mechanisms at the grassroots. ISO 27001 certification is a significant step towards reassuring farmers, aqua partners, buyers and financial institution partners that Aquaconnect prioritises information security management.

Venkatesan Oosur Vinayagam, chief technology officer for Aquaconnect said, “the ISO certification is a great validation of our commitment to farmers, retailers and other business partners to protect their information across the Aquaconnect platform. Working with domestic and international aquaculture value chain stakeholders, this certification shows our capabilities to deliver innovative solutions while ensuring the security and compliance requirements of our customers.”