DEWA receives ISO 27037:2012 certificate for digital security
The certificate also includes guidelines to assist with the identification, collection, and preservation of information
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has received a certificate of commitment towards ISO 27037:2012, which provides guidelines for dealing with digital evidence.
DEWA was granted the certificate following a series of evaluative audit and control operations. It includes guidelines to assist with the identification, collection, and preservation of information. This enhances DEWA's position and contributes to its experience in electronic and information security.
HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA, said: "We continuously adopt the best international standards, and keep up with the latest developments in information security. This supports our vision to become a sustainable innovative world-class utility.
"We analyse all potential risks that may affect our strategy, operations, or the services we provide to our customers. We make sure to take all preventative measures, and develop alternative strategies, to enhance our work process and global competitiveness, across all aspects of our work," concluded Al Tayer.
The criteria for the certification was based on procedures to ensure the safety and reliability of digital evidence by searching, identifying and documenting the information and preventing it from being lost.
The criteria also includes the acquisition of information, making copies, and documenting, to maintain and ensure the accuracy of the information to be used at a later stage. This data will also be utilised in the exchange of digital information between DEWA and its stakeholders, to achieve complete integration of data-verification operations.
Marwan bin Haider, executive vice president of Innovation and the Future at DEWA, added: "This certificate reflects our commitment to adopting effective techniques for managing digital information across all operations, to provide trusted and reliable services.
"We work to become a pioneering government organisation by adopting strategic plans to enhance the performance of our services, and overcome potential obstacles and risks. This achievement is a major step forward for DEWA's information security."