Qatar Rail wins ISO for IT management
Doha, July 20, 2013
Qatar Railways has won the ISO/IEC 27001:2005 certification for information security management systems.
To achieve this certification, a company must show a continuous, structured commitment towards managing sensitive company and customer information.
The certification demonstrates that the security of Qatar Rail project is in line with world-class standards and meets the needs of the company’s customers, a statement said.
“Everyone at Qatar Rail is proud to have achieved the very significant ISO/IEC 27001:2005 certification for the company,” said Saad Ahmed Al-Mohannadi, CEO of Qatar Rail. “This global recognition further illustrates our unwavering commitment to delivering the highest possible standards of information security.”
Alistair Burt, UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office Minister for the Middle East said, “I am delighted to be here to help mark the occasion of the British Standards Institution awarding Qatar Rail Company with ISO certification for Information Security. I applaud Qatar Rail Company for leading by example with their push to achieve first class global standards across their organization.
“The UK supports Qatar’s ambitious and exciting plans for the rail sector and we look forward to broadening and strengthening our relationship and ongoing partnerships with Qatar Rail Company.”
ISO 27001 requires that management: Systematically examine the organization’s information security risks, taking account of the threats, vulnerabilities, and impacts; Design and implement a coherent and comprehensive suite of information security controls and/or other forms of risk treatment (such as risk avoidance or risk transfer) to address those risks that are deemed unacceptable; and Adopt an overarching management process to ensure that the information security controls continue to meet the organization’s information security needs on an ongoing basis.
“We strive to achieve excellence in all of our operations and the ISO certification lays down a strong marker in our effort to deliver our clients the extra-mile levels of service and assurances they have come to expect from Qatar Rail,” concluded Al-Mohannadi. – TradeArabia News Service
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