Ocuco, a leading international optical software company, has achieved ISO/IEC 27001:2017 certification for its next-generation, cloud-hosted Practice Management Software (PMS) and service offerings. ISO 27001 is an information security standard published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) – the world’s largest developer of voluntary international standards – and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

In a highly regulated industry such as healthcare, adherence to strict data security regulations – such as General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, European Union), Data Protection Act 2018 (UK), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA, USA), and Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA, Canada) – are critical concerns for optical businesses. Operating with an ISO 27001 certified software ensures compliance, increases credibility and trust with patients and reduces exposure to expenses remedying potential cyberattacks, and data breaches. 

“Achieving ISO 27001 certification demonstrates Ocuco’s commitment to protecting the information assets of our customers and assures that information security is a key focus within our business. The rigorous independent audit process has confirmed that Ocuco’s Information Security Management System meets the best practices required by the standard.  Achieving this certification was a key goal for Ocuco as a global business, and we now carry on towards achieving FDA approval,” observed Leo Mac Canna, Ocuco CEO.