IQ structures, a Czech research and production organization, which is part of the IQS group, has completed a comprehensive information security improvement project, including ISO / IEC 27001 certification (security management system some information). It is part of a long-term program to become one of the most protected companies in the world. IQ Structures recently won several new identification and banknote projects and is preparing to deliver more.
“We make the toughest holograms in the world. Security must be bulletproof in all aspects, in all processes. We have identified any potential vulnerabilities and made an improvement. Ensuring safety is a never-ending business. We advise our customers, demand it from our suppliers and we also apply this rule to ourselves, ”explains Katerina Cerna, Safety Manager at IQ Structures.
The company has improved personal safety rules, introduced new technologies and new processes. ISO 270001 certification (information security management) was part of the project.
Physical security was already very strong because IQ Structures operates in the premises of a nuclear reactor, and all security measures are applied there.
Robert Dvorak, Director of Business Development at IQ Structures, added: “We have invested in IT security, but – most importantly – we have had to change our processes, our behaviors and our habits. It is a general principle of security, including identification security. The resistant hologram must be integrated into a robust document. The robust document should be supported by a robust and secure process and environment.
IQ Structures has also prepared a gallery of security effects used on documents and polycarbonate banknotes.
IQ Structures, member of the IQS group, is a research and production company focused on optical nanotechnologies, particularly strong in security and anti-counterfeiting protection. With 20 years of experience, IQ Structures has developed extensive research capabilities, owns several patents and operates a manufacturing unit capable of protecting more than 100 million polycarbonate identity cards per year. He has received several international awards for excellence and scientific innovation, including recent double awards from the International Holograms Manufacturing Association. The company is based in Řež, near Prague, in the Czech Republic.