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VIVA receives ISO 27001:2013 certification – Telco meets ISO, IEC requirements

Al-Badran receiving the ISO certificate from Hofer

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 8: VIVA, Kuwait’s fastest-growing and most developed telecom operator, has received the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification for Information Security Management System, attaining global status by meeting applicable mandatory requirements from two leading entities International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

On this occasion, Eng Salman Bin Abdulaziz A-Badran, VIVA’s CEO, said: “The ISO/IEC 27001:2013  standard provides a tried and tested framework for implementing  and managing information security processes through a systematic approach, thus allowing us to continuously provide top notch service to all our customers. It is our duty of care to safeguard our customers and partners information and data and to meet or exceed their expectations, in an ever-evolving environment, which forms a core part of our long-term vision for security best practices. By achieving this internationally recognised certification, VIVA has demonstrated its commitment to data protection and continuous improvement.”

This certificate will foster VIVA’s position as a leading telecom company in the Middle East region by adhering to the highest internationally accepted standard for Information Security Management Systems (ISMS). VIVA is one of the few telecom companies to earn this accreditation in Kuwait to date. In its endeavour to meet ISO 27001 standards, VIVA has shown its commitment by adopting a systematic and on-going approach to managing sensitive company and customer information.

The certification is a key indicator of VIVA program to protect vital customer data from a wide range of cyber threats and vulnerabilities that can lead to data loss. It provides third-party verification that the company’s ISMS conforms to a standard that helps protect the integrity of customer’s information assets.

This ISO 27001 certification is a reflection of VIVA commitment to the quality of its information security management system. VIVA successfully completing the rigorous certification process demonstrates VIVA’s effort to safeguard the information assets and intellectual property of our company and our clients.

ISO/IEC 27001:2013 specifies the requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and continually improving an information security management system within the context of the organization. It also includes requirements for the assessment and treatment of information security risks tailored to the needs of the organization.

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