MTC-Vodafone (Bahrain) achieves ISO/IEC27001:2005 certification
MTC-Vodafone (<?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Bahrain) achieves ISO/IEC27001:2005 certification
Pioneers in the Middle East achieve Information Security Management Systems certification
Kingdom of Bahrain, 17th July, 2006: MTC-Vodafone (Bahrain) is the first in the Middle East to achieve ISO/IEC27001:2005 upgraded version of the International Standard for Information Security Management Systems, which supports the operation of a mobile network and services. MTC-Vodafone (Bahrain) is also registered with the ISO 9001:2000 standards as of 08/06/05 as well as BS 7799:2:2002 (former Information Security Management Systems Standard.
“Achieving the ISO/IEC27001:2005 certification affirms MTC-Vodafone (Bahrain) position in the market and region, as leaders in conducting business as per the International Standards”, said Dr. Basim Al Baharna, MTC-Vodafone (Quality Assurance Director, MTC-Vodafone (Bahrain) certified with ISO/IEC27001:2005 Information Security Management Systems Certification with the international standard for Information Security Management Systems.
He further commented, “We are the first to achieve Information Security Management Systems certification. Information is an asset which, like other important business assets, has value to MTC-Vodafone (Bahrain) and therefore needs to be suitably protected. Information security protects information from a wide range of threats in order to ensure business continuity, minimize business damage and maximize return on investments and business opportunities. Hence, asserting customers that MTC-Vodafone (Bahrain) is working with International Standards in protecting information and security will continue to remain our priority.”
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Ian Bell, Client Manager, BSI Management Systems, “The objective of the assessment was to conduct a transition assessment to demonstrate the organization meets the requirements of ISO27001:2005. This assessment also ensures the organization continues to operate a structured, process based, improvement focused management systems. The system improvement program has been a key ingredient to the company’s quest to make MTC-Vodafone (Bahrain) the leader in the wireless technology industry in the kingdom within the next few years.” MTC-Vodafone (Bahrain) and Accreditation body of the British Standards Institute or “BSi” is an international verification, testing, and certification company.