Abu Dhabi Media gains ISO security standards

Media company qualifies for three ISO certification in information security management

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Abu Dhabi Media gains ISO security standards Abu Dhabi Media is keen to adopt the highest standards in its operations, and ISO certification proves this commitment, says HE Mohamed Al Mahmood.
By  Mark Sutton Published  June 8, 2016

Abu Dhabi Media has certified for three ISO standards in information security management.

The company, which has activities in broadcast, publishing and digital media, received three ISO 27001 certificates in information security management from the British Standards Institution, and has renewed its ISO certification in information technology management.

The certifications were obtained by Abu Dhabi Radio, LIVE and the Information Security Department, and represent Abu Dhabi Media's commitment to global standards and information security, the company said.

HE Mohamed Ebraheem Al Mahmood, chairman and managing director of Abu Dhabi Media, commented: "Abu Dhabi Media is committed to adopting the highest standards of quality and excellence, and this has led to receiving global ISO certification. This step demonstrates our dedication to increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of our information security systems across all departments and brands.

"This international evaluation is consistent with the core values of Abu Dhabi Media, which adopts the highest standards of quality and excellence. We are driven by a spirit of innovation that has put us at the forefront of the media industry in the region, and has contributed to the provision of exceptional media services."

Sultan Saif Al Mansouri, director of the Information Security Department, said that certification is important to ensuring the latest and best standards in information security: "By acquiring ISO 27001 certification, Abu Dhabi Media has enhanced its ability to formulate the company's information security policy and develop its internal requirements and objectives in line with international standards. The certificates also help the company implement appropriate technological and management controls aimed at reducing information security risks and ensuring the effective management of these risks.

"Obtaining ISO 27001 certification guarantees continued improvements in the field of information security at Abu Dhabi Media. This includes periodically assessing the maturity of information security controls, increasing the level of security awareness within the company, and guaranteeing the continued development of systems and vital services."

The ISO 27001 certificate is an international standard for information security that identifies the necessary requirements in developing, implementing and maintaining an information security management system within a business and corporate environment.

The information security management system sets a framework of policies, procedures, and technical controls. It also covers non-technical controls, such as financial, legal and human resources protection, by applying risk management operations. Information security management processes are additionally clarified, ensuring that specific information security goals are achieved.

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