Cybersecurity in Aluminium Recycling ― Enhancing Smart Furnaces with ISO 27001 Certification

On June 4th, 2024, our Customer Care Manager, Asier Riaño Torre, spoke at the BeDIGITAL event held at the Bilbao Exhibition Centre in Bilbao. This significant event attracted 11,856 visitors from 58 countries and focused on the industrial application of digital technologies.

During the DigitalTalks session, Asier and Mikel Villar Faraig from Irontec discussed a critical topic: the importance of cybersecurity in international expansion for the aluminum recycling industry. Riaño Torre emphasized that cybersecurity is not just about data protection but ensuring our operations run smoothly and our business can continue to grow. The collaboration with Irontec aligns our cybersecurity practices with international standards and facilitates our entry into new markets.


ISO 27001 is a globally recognized standard for Information Security Management Systems (ISMS). Achieving this certification means we’ve implemented a comprehensive set of practices and controls to manage information risks effectively. This standard is crucial for us as it ensures we are continuously improving our cybersecurity measures and staying ahead of potential threats.

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In the aluminum recycling industry, where we process over 10,000 data points per second, the stakes are incredibly high. Cyber threats can disrupt operations, lead to data breaches, and compromise customer trust. For us, implementing ISO 27001 certification is more than a compliance exercise; it’s a strategic necessity. This certification ensures we have a comprehensive set of practices and controls to manage information risks effectively, continuously improving our cybersecurity measures to stay ahead of potential threats.


  1. Risk Assessment and Management: We start by identifying and evaluating potential cybersecurity risks. This helps us understand the vulnerabilities within our systems and the impact of different threats.
  2. Implementing Controls: Based on our risk assessments, we implement various controls to mitigate these risks. These include access management, data encryption, and regular security audits.
  3. Continuous Improvement: ISO 27001 is not a one-time effort. We continuously review and update our security practices to tackle emerging threats and leverage new technologies.

Looking Ahead

Our pursuit of ISO 27001 certification is a testament to our commitment to cybersecurity excellence. By adopting this standard, we are not only enhancing our security posture but also building greater trust with our clients and partners. As the industrial sector continues to evolve, those who prioritize cybersecurity will be better positioned to thrive in the global market.

Question for Our Readers 🤔 What steps are you taking to secure your digital operations in the aluminum industry’s rapidly evolving cyber landscape?

Cybersecurity in Aluminium Recycling ― Enhancing Smart Furnaces with ISO 27001 Certification
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