MAHE, Seychelles, June 7, 2021 /CNW/ — 100x Group, the holding structure for the BitMEX platform – the world’s leading cryptocurrency derivatives trading platform – today announced that it had received the prestigious International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) information security certification ISO/IEC 27001.
The ISO is an independent global body that establishes and assesses important standards for a wide variety of industries and functions. ISO/IEC 27001 provides the requirements for establishing a top-flight information security management system including safeguards for customer and partner data, a particularly important aspect for leading financial services companies.
Alex Höptner, CEO of 100x, said: “It’s difficult to overstate the importance of information security for a platform like BitMEX. Traders trust us because of our track record on security – we have never lost a single Satoshi through intrusion or hacking. But security is never a static process and in order to continue to set the bar as high as possible, we sought – and were awarded – one of the most rigorous certifications: ISO/IEC 27001.”
The award of the ISO/IEC 27001 certification requires an extremely thorough audit of IT systems but goes much further. It is a thorough examination of an organisation’s information security risks including potential threats, vulnerabilities