Open LMS EDU Formalizes Information Security Credentials With ISO 27001 Certification

Open LMS EDU has attained ISO 27001: 2013 Certification after a rigorous auditing process, formalizing the platform’s long-standing commitment to processes and standards that safeguard your sensitive information. Read on to learn more about the certification, and what it means for your organization as users of Open LMS EDU.

RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA (January 22, 2024)—Open LMS is proud to report that as of January 5, 2024, its EDU product has attained ISO 27001 certification. The platform has been audited by A-LIGN, an ISO / IEC 27001 certification body accredited by the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) that has performed over 2,000 similar ISO Assessments.

ISO 27001 Certification is an established and internationally recognized cybersecurity standard published in October 2013 by the International Organization for Standards (ISO). It focuses on the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data handled and stored in a given environment, and these are defined as follows:

  • When data is confidential, it’s protected from unauthorized disclosure.
  • Maintaining data integrity means ensuring that data remains accurate and complete.
  • Ensuring availability means that information will always be accessible when needed.

Attaining ISO 27001 Certification demonstrates a platform’s:

  • Increased resilience to cyber-attacks
  • Greater preparedness for new threats
  • Advanced data integrity, confidentiality, and availability

A-LIGN’s auditing process included a full review of Open LMS’s scope, policies, procedures, and processes, as well as a full audit of the Open LMS EDU system via interviews, inspections of documented evidence, and process observation. A-LIGN will continue to conduct annual surveillance audits, ensuring that Open LMS EDU remains fully compliant.


“Attaining ISO 27001 certification is an important milestone for Open LMS EDU and a validation of our ongoing commitment to high standards of information security,” said David Ells, Open LMS Managing Director. “Open LMS has always prioritized the availability, integrity, and confidentiality of its clients’ information and customers can feel assured by a formal recognition of that commitment.”

To learn how Open LMS EDU can securely support your institution’s learning initiatives, contact us today, or check out our ebook, ‘Open-Source LMS Security Myths Debunked’.

About Open LMS

Open LMS leverages open-source software to deliver an effective and engaging learning experience. As the largest commercial provider of hosting and support services for the open-source Moodle™ learning platform, we help organizations and institutions deliver great learning experiences without complexities. Previously a Blackboard product, Open LMS was acquired by Learning Technologies Group plc (LTG) in March 2020.

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Aura Rivera

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Aura is the Senior Marketing Director at Open LMS. She leads a global team of marketing professionals and has more than 20 years of experience spanning the learning, automotive, and technology industries. Aura has an undergraduate degree in Business Administration and a master’s degree in Strategic Marketing from the College of Higher Administration Studies - CESA (El Colegio de Superiores de Administración). She lives in Bogotá, Colombia.

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