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ÅF increases its investment in Information and IT Security

Today, ÅF is one of Sweden's largest providers of Information and IT security services, primarily for the defence industry. The company has now chosen to focus on becoming the obvious choice for the private and public sectors as well.

Published December 11, 2014

Today, ÅF is one of Sweden's largest providers of Information and IT security services, primarily for the defence industry. The company has now chosen to focus on becoming the obvious choice for the private and public sectors as well. ÅF has a long history in security, quality and auditing and the field of Information and IT Security naturally compliments these other activities.

"ÅF is seen as the obvious supplier when it comes to protecting information for national security,” says Patrick Thorén, Business Area Manager for IT Solutions. “Now we are going to bring this expertise to the private and public sectors by starting a new market area, Assured Security."

ÅF, who has recently become an accredited assessor according to the international standard for credit card security, PCI DSS, will now take on the fight for market share in an area in which it has not worked previously. PCI DSS is a standard developed by payment card companies to protect the data used when making payments. ÅF is one of a small number of suppliers who are able to review and approve companies who handle this type of information. Initially, it will offer its services to companies in Europe.

"PCI DSS is a good complement to the other laws, regulations and standards that we already work with today, such as the Swedish Defence security requirements (KSF) and the international standard series ISO/IEC 27000, which is an information security management system," says Jens Andersson, Market Area Manager, IT Solutions & Security. “We have staff with extensive experience of working with some of the world's largest private companies and the public sector.”

ÅF will operate in areas such as the defence industry, auditing, compliance, secure development, secure system administration, and governance & management.

"The goal is to become the leader and guide within Information and IT security by joining forces with the best talent in the industry and to work together with niche companies to provide delivery of a complete service," says Jonas Halldin, Market Area Manager, Assured Security. “Correctly handled, information security creates a feeling of confidence for both customers and employees, which creates success.”

For further information contact:
Patrick Thorén, Business Area Manager
+46 70 604 63 00