Tinder achieves certification in Information Security Management System


Tinder, the most popular dating app among millennials has achieved for the first time a certification in Information Security Management System that endorses that the user data on the company servers remains well protected from all kinds of cyber threats.

ISO/IEC 27001:2013 is the first information security certification provided to Tinder by Coalfire ISO that offers extensive impartial external audit procedures to app owners. The standards claimed comply with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and confirm that the member data, intellectual property, financial info, employee data, are well protected as per the internationally accepted standards.

In what is known to Cybersecurity Insiders, Tinder’s IT team invested several months in gaining the latest data security certification that is only available when all the 114 physical, operational, technical and security controls are followed while protecting the data. This is only achieved with related hardware and software that help in strengthening the current security posture.

Coalfire ISO is an accredited Management systems certifying body that is recognized by United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) and ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB). And this external audit ISO has given a certification that the dating app’s security program is efficient enough to protect its members, employees and business partner’s information from all the prevailing threats in the digital space.

Note- Launched: in the year 2012, Tinder allows users to like or dislike the photos, bio and common interest about all prospective matches and has gained over 5.2 million pay subscribers till the end of 2019. However, the Federal Trade Commission alleged that the parent company ‘The Match Group’ was creating fake female profiles to make men users pay for subscription in order to seek contacts of the profiles. In January 2021, Tinder tried its best to put an end to all data privacy related queries by implanting an anti-spam filter that helps protect users from catfishing scams, revolving around snapchat.

Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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