Telford, 20th September, 2022 – PebblePad, the award-winning Learning Journey Platform, has been awarded the prestigious ISO 27001 and Government-backed Cyber Essentials Plus accreditations, demonstrating its ongoing commitment to providing a secure experience for universities and learners alike.
“With 92 per cent of higher education institutions suffering cyber breaches or attacks in the past 12 months , data security has never been more important to the sector,” says Kenny Nicholl, PebblePad’s Chief Revenue Officer. “PebblePad’s commitment to the most robust security standards means that the higher education sector can reap the benefits of digital teaching and learning transformation strategies safe in the knowledge that personal and institutional data is secure and protected.”
ISO 27001 is one of the most widely recognised and well-respected international information security standards – defining how companies in all industries should manage and handle information safely and securely, using policies, processes, controls and monitoring frameworks. To achieve the sought-after accreditation, PebblePad undertook an extensive external audit, which recognised its systematic approach to managing and protecting company and customer data. With the successful ISO 27001 certification, HE institutions across the world can deploy the PebblePad platform, safe in the knowledge that they will benefit from industry-leading security practices.
Cyber Essentials Plus is an official UK-wide, Government-backed certification that helps companies guard against the vast majority of most common cyber-attacks. The accreditation identifies and assesses the security controls a business must have established within their internal IT systems. To achieve the Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation, PebblePad underwent a rigorous external audit, ensuring that the organisation has the most extensive cyber security technical controls in place.
Toni Lavender, Chief Technology Officer at PebblePad, commented: “No technology company is immune to security threats, and it’s essential we dedicate ourselves to ensuring the most rigorous cyber security policies and processes. At PebblePad, we want every single one of our employees to understand how to best protect the organisation against security threats, and these new accreditations help us achieve this important company-wide approach.
We know we’re ahead of the curve in achieving these important accreditations and we are committed to advocating for best practices and leading by example. It was particularly reassuring to know that we passed our ISO 27001 accreditation with ‘no findings’ – confirming what we already knew, that our expert team is leading the way when it comes to information management, security and data protection.”
Founded in 2004, PebblePad is an award-winning online Learning Journey Platform designed to help educators deliver student-centred learning. Extending the powerful features of an eportfolio with sophisticated tools for supporting diverse teaching and learning processes, PebblePad helps bridge the experiential learning & assessment gaps that Learning Management Systems can’t reach. A unique set of feedback and assessment capabilities rounds out the feature set. PebblePad is successfully transforming learning at universities around the world, including more than 30 of the top ranked global universities.