Fisheries startup and a technology-driven full-stack aquaculture inputs and outputs platform with embedded fintech and supported by a phygital distribution network, Chennai-based, Aquaconnect, 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 Information Security Management System (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,” the startup said.
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“We are witnessing a gradual shift towards data-driven farming in aquaculture and therefore we believe it is 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 takes information security management seriously,” Aquaconnect further said.
Highlighting the development, Venkatesan Oosur Vinayagam, Chief Technology Officer, 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.”
Aquaconnect uses satellite remote sensing and artificial intelligence to enable aquaculture farmers, retailers, and seafood buyers to increase access to formal credit, farm inputs and post-harvest markets. Its tech solutions supercharge the entire aquaculture value chain and help build predictability and transparency into the value chain thereby making it efficient.