Atypon Creates New Department of Information Security and Privacy

May 18, 2017

Atypon has expanded its commitment to enterprise-level IT security and privacy, establishing a Department of Information Security and Privacy and appointing Michael Goodman its director. Goodman will lead Atypon’s security and privacy environment with next-generation controls for protecting publishers’ content, data, and other sensitive corporate information.

Goodman will be responsible for developing and implementing well-documented, transparent global information security and privacy policies and procedures, ensuring compliance at every level of the Atypon organization, from employee conduct and technology protection to product application security for Literatum, the company’s SaaS online publishing platform. This new position reports to Atypon CEO and founder Georgios Papadopoulos.

Last fall, after its acquisition by global publisher John Wiley & Sons, Atypon hired IBM Security Services to conduct a data security and privacy review of existing and planned security practices. Goodman’s initial priority will be to address recommendations in the IBM report. He will work closely with Atypon’s IT and engineering teams to improve current security and privacy best practices that continue to ensure that no Atypon customer, Atypon staff, or Wiley staff has unauthorized access to content, usage data, or other proprietary client information; that no data leaks occur across clients; and that Atypon clients’ information remains segregated, secure, and sequestered behind firewalls.