Saudi telco garners ISO recognition

Saudi Telecom has been awarded the ISO/IEC 27001 certification for information security from BSI Management Systems.

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By  Published  December 23, 2006

Saudi Telecom has been awarded the ISO/IEC 27001 certification for information security from BSI Management Systems. The ISO/IEC 27001 certification is recognition of Saudi Telecom’s compliance with the requirements of the international standard and endorsement of its strong capabilities in the information security field. “Our information security goal in Saudi Telecom is to ensure that we are providing the company, its employees, customers and investors solid and robust security,” said Omer Al-Nomany, information security general manager at Saudi Telecom. “ISO 27001 initiative and certification is only the first of more in this area, we hope to announce subsequent certifications in the near future.” The telco operator claimed that the certification was ackn- owledgement of several achievements the company had made in the information security field. These included the establishment of a 24-7 security operation centre (SOC), the implementation of a disaster recovery centre, the implementation of a revenue assurance and fraud management infrastructure and the implementation of a number of technical security solutions. Some 95% of Saudi Telecom’s information security staff are Saudi nationals. The firm worked with Riyadh-based solutions and service provider I(TS)2 to receive strategic implementation advice, consulting, training and documentation ahead of the certification.

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