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HMH Achieves ISO 27001 Certification for Security Management

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BOSTON – Learning technology company HMH today announced its successful achievement of ISO 27001 certification for its Information Security Management System (ISMS). This certification underscores HMH’s unwavering commitment to maintaining the highest standards of information security and safeguarding the confidential data of its customers and stakeholders.

ISO 27001 is an internationally recognized standard that sets forth requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining, and continually improving an ISMS within the context of an organization's overall business risks. This certification demonstrates HMH’s dedication to mitigating risks and protecting sensitive information.

Key highlights of HMH’s ISO 27001 certification include:

  • Enhanced Security Protocols: HMH has implemented comprehensive security protocols to protect sensitive information from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.
  • Risk Assessment and Mitigation: Rigorous risk assessments have been conducted to identify potential threats and vulnerabilities. These assessments have informed the development of robust risk mitigation strategies.
  • Employee Training: Employees at all levels have received training on information security best practices to ensure that security is ingrained in the company's culture.
  • Continuous Improvement: HMH is committed to ongoing monitoring and improvement of its ISMS to adapt to evolving security threats and technology advancements.

To achieve ISO 27001 certification, HMH underwent an independent audit by Schellman®. The audit found that HMH has implemented an ISMS that meets the requirements of the ISO 27001 standard.

“ISO 27001 certification reflects HMH’s dedication to protecting our customers' data and maintaining the highest standards of information security,” said Peter George, HMH Chief Technology Officer. “The achievement of this milestone is thanks to the hard work of Selva Vinothe Mahimaidas, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at HMH, and his team.”

With ISO 27001 certification in place, HMH provides its customers and partners with the assurance that their sensitive information is handled with the utmost care and security.

About HMH

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is a learning technology company committed to delivering connected solutions that engage learners, empower educators, and improve student outcomes. As a leading provider of K–12 core curriculum, supplemental and intervention solutions, and professional learning services, HMH partners with educators and school districts to uncover solutions that unlock students’ potential and extend teachers’ capabilities. HMH serves more than 50 million students and 4 million educators in 150 countries. For more information, visit

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