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Rutronik Receives ISO 27001 Certification

Information security is a top priority at Rutronik, and the distributor recently demonstrated this once again through its proactive certification to the ISO 27001 standard – which is currently only required by law for “system-critical” companies such as energy suppliers and airports.

Rutronik’s management decided last year to introduce a comprehensive information security management system (ISMS) to guarantee the security of the company’s data and that of its customers and partners at all times. To verify that the company successfully implemented the ISMS, Rutronik wanted the system to be tested and certified to the international ISO 27001 standard. This has now been completed.

“We are proud that our activities in the field of information security meet such high standards and that as a result we have proven that we are reliable partners to customers, suppliers, and employees. In this era of increasing digitization, every company must ensure that its information and data are secure. Increasingly frequent and targeted attacks, constantly evolving malware, and a virtually unlimited number of attackers with creativity and motivation that seems to know no bounds make handling information securely a top priority for management,” says Marco Nabinger, head of IT/Security at Rutronik. 

Scope of the ISO 27001 Standard

The ISO 27001 standard is complex and consists of several components. To receive certification, all of these criteria must be fulfilled:

  • information security policy
  • organization of information security
  • human resources security
  • asset management
  • access control
  • cryptography
  • physical and environmental security
  • operational security
  • communications security
  • system acquisition
  • development and maintenance
  • supplier relationships
  • information security incident management
  • information security aspects of operational continuity management
  • and compliance/conformity

About Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente GmbH

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Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente GmbH is the third largest distributor in Europe (European Distribution Report 2017) and the number eleven worldwide (SourceToday, May 2018). The broadline distributor supplies semiconductors, passive and electromechanical components as well as boards, storage, displays & wireless products. The company's primary target markets are the automotive, medical, industrial, home appliance, energy and lighting industries. The ranges RUTRONIK EMBEDDED, RUTRONIK SMART, RUTRONIK POWER and RUTRONIK AUTOMOTIVE provide customers with specific products and services in groups tailored to the respective applications. Expert technical support for product development and design-in, individual logistics and supply chain management solutions as well as comprehensive services complete its scope of performance.

The company, founded by Helmut Rudel in 1973 in Ispringen, Germany, now has over 70 subsidiaries in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Rutronik employs more than 1,600 staff worldwide and achieved Group sales of 950 million euros in the fiscal year 2017.

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