NBB wins ISO certification for information security

MANAMA: NBB has attained the information security ISO 27001:2013 certification after completing all the requirements and being officially certified by Bureau Veritas.

The certification marks a significant milestone in NBB’s journey to enhance its overall information security and risk management framework, and demonstrates that the bank has identified the risks, assessed the implications and put in place the necessary systems and controls to protect the information it holds to limit any damage to the organisation and its customers.

The ISO 27001 certification is a globally recognised international standard for managing risks to the security of information held by organisations covering people, processes and technology.

In order to achieve the certification, organisations must undergo an overall improvement of their existing information security frameworks.

NBB chief risk officer Isa Maseeh said: “This significant milestone marks an upwards trajectory on our digital transformation agenda, proving that we are on the right track to further improve our overall information security and risk management framework by enhancing our overall cyber security standards, placing our customers and partners at the forefront of our operational safety.”

Bureau Veritas Bahrain Country chief executive Zulfiqar Haider said: “We would like to congratulate NBB on this big achievement which is a reflection of their commitment to ongoing enhancement of the information security framework.”

NBB head of information security Ali Al Majed added: “We look forward to further investing in the bank’s digital infrastructure to ensure that both our customers and business partners receive the highest level of data security and transactional privacy available in the market.”

The certification ensures customer data protection by adopting an internationally-accepted and recognised standard of data privacy and added security, whereby the bank is working towards successfully building a solid foundation to comply with existing regulations, as well as any upcoming regulations that may be introduced both nationally and internationally.

Bureau Veritas, an international company specialised in testing, inspection and certification, has been operational in Bahrain since 1982.

 

Source: http://www.gdnonline.com/Details/934570/NBB-wins-ISO-certification-for-information-security

 

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