BBK wins key ISO certifications
Manama, September 23, 2013
Bahrain-based bank BBK has achieved ISO 27001 and ISO 22301 certifications for its Information Security Management System (ISMS) and Business Continuity Management System (BCMS).
The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) is the world's largest developer of voluntary international standards, and ISO 27001 and ISO 22301 are the international standards describing best practices for ISMS and BCMS.
The certification process involved a rigorous audit, which was conducted by Bureau Veritas, a global leader in testing, inspection and certification services, on all of the bank's ISMS and BCMS.
Lead auditors from Bureau Veritas performed detailed evaluation and assessment across the bank against the criteria set out by the ISO 27001 and ISO 22301 standards.
"The fact that BBK has received the ISO 27001 and ISO 22301 certifications confirms that we are operating in strict accordance with international standards," remarked BBK's chief executive Abdul Karim Bucheery after receiving the certificates from the Bureau Veritas chief executive for Bahrain Zulfiqar Haider at an official ceremony held at the bank's headquarters.
"This means that BBK customers, and our regulator, can have considerable confidence in the quality of the bank's IT security and BCMS, as well as in our ability to manage our data and IT assets," he stated.
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the employees at BBK who have made it possible for us to receive two very vital certifications from Bureau Veritas and provided a competitive edge in the market," he added.-TradeArabia News Service