The BIBF Achieves ISO 27001:2022 Certification for Information Security Management Systems
Tuesday, 16 January 2024
The Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF), the leading training and development organisation in the region, has officially obtained the prestigious ISO 27001:2022 certification for Information Security Management Systems (ISMS), signifying a determined effort to fortify information security measures according to global standards. The BIBF is the first educational institute to obtain this coveted certification in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
The BIBF’s successful certification demonstrates its dedication to safeguarding sensitive information and maintaining the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data. Over the past year, the BIBF has focused on strengthening the security posture by restructuring the Information Security programme to meet internationally recognised benchmarks. Key improvements encompass focused security awareness training, a comprehensive overhaul of information security policies, and the implementation of industry standards security measures to protect company data.
ISO 27001:2022 is an internationally recognized standard that sets forth the requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining, and continually improving an information security management system within the context of the organization’s overall business risks.
The BIBF’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr Ahmed Al Shaikh, stressed on the significance of this achievement, emphasising the institute’s commitment to safeguarding data confidentiality, integrity, and availability. He highlighted this accomplishment as a testament to maintaining the highest information security standards.
Dr. Al Shaikh also expressed gratitude to the IT & Operations team behind this achievement and acknowledged the continuous support and motivation from the management team, which played a pivotal role in this accomplishment.
Mr. Yusuf Al Dakheel, Senior Manager of IT and Operations Department at the BIBF, stated that this certification marks a milestone in ongoing efforts to enhance information security controls, showcasing the team’s unwavering dedication to safeguarding valuable information. He also highlighted that the certification not only bolsters the BIBF’s reputation but also strengthens trust among learners and partners, through ensuring compliance with relevant laws and regulations while enhancing the ability to address potential security incidents.