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Trust Layer | 15.09.2020

Collaboration of Akarion and Hitachi Systems Security

#DataProtection #InformationSecurity #BusinessContinuity


On September 10th, 2020 Hitachi Systems Security announced to use the Akarion Compliance Cloud to offer a holistic compliance management solution to their international clients.

Munich, Germany, and Montreal, Quebec, Canada – August 31, 2020 – Akarion and Hitachi Systems Security (HISYS-SEC) have reached a mutual agreement to bring their business vision, their know-how and their expertise together. Akarion is a German and Austrian software developer for professional compliance management and verifiable tamper-proof data storage.

The objective of this collaboration is to provide a unique to the market Privacy+Security offering that will respond to multiple stakeholders around the world, small, medium, or large enterprises.

More specifically, HISYS-SEC will be using Akarion Compliance Cloud to fulfill local and international mandates through its Data Protection Operations Center, a new international services center which will focus on delivering DPOaaS and CISOaaS mandates. Akarion Compliance Cloud is a modern compliance platform with information security management and data protection management modules which can help organizations address regulatory requirements.

The cooperation (HISYS-SEC/ Akarion) will focus on three areas:

  • Privacy+Security methodologies and practices,

  • Privacy+Security awareness and training,

  • Data Protection Officer as a Service (DPOaaS) and Chief Information Security Officer as a Service (CISOaaS).

Through this agreement, Hitachi Systems Security and Akarion will offer a holistic compliance management solution to organizations by providing them with safety, privacy, security, reliability, and data ethics for their digital programs or devices. Finally, this collaboration combines the power of a global brand and the flexibility of an SMB to respond with a greater sense of agility to current cyber competition, with a value proposition that is suited to any organization large or small.

About Akarion

Akarion, a software developer based in Germany and Austria, develops solutions for professional compliance management and verifiable tamper-proof data storage. The vision of Akarion is to innovate trust in data.

Its current main product is the Akarion Compliance Cloud including the modules data protection management, information security management, business continuity management, audit, whistleblowing, and eLearning.

The Compliance Cloud enables companies and public institutions of various sizes and industries to check and monitor compliance with industry-specific compliance requirements and to notarize them in a tamper-proof manner. Akarion’s mission is to enable customers to reach a new level of compliance and address regulatory requirements with a solution that combines best practices, innovative design and state-of-the-art software development.

Numerous industry leaders already rely on the Compliance Cloud. For more information, please consult: https://akarion.com/en/.

About Hitachi Systems Security Inc.

Founded in 1999, Hitachi Systems Security Inc. is a Global IT Security & Privacy Services Provider who builds and delivers customized services for monitoring and protecting the most critical and sensitive IT assets in our clients’ infrastructures 24/7. Hitachi Systems Security was founded with one simple mission in mind – to make the internet a safer place for all. Now, our team of security experts helps our customers in over 50 countries to secure their critical data and strengthen their cybersecurity posture against security breaches, data leaks and intrusions. We are passionate about delivering converged cybersecurity services to address the security challenges of today and tomorrow and propel your business to the next level all while securing your IT, OT and IoT environments.

For more information, please consult: www.hitachi-systems-security.com.

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is focused on its Social Innovation Business that combines information technology (IT), operational technology (OT) and products. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal year 2019 (ended March 31, 2020) totaled 8,767.2 billion yen ($80.4 billion), and it employed approximately 301,000 people worldwide. Hitachi drives digital innovation across five sectors – Mobility, Smart Life, Industry, Energy and IT – through Lumada, Hitachi’s advanced digital solutions, services, and technologies for turning data into insights to drive digital innovation. Its purpose is to deliver solutions that increase social, environmental and economic value for its customers. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company’s website at https://www.hitachi.com.

For more information
Michel François
Hitachi Systems Security

Katharina Schmid
Akarion AG
+49 89 9974085 -0