The Public Works Authority, Ashghal, has been awarded the ISO / IEC 27001 certification for Information Security Management Systems, after a rigorous security checks carried out by Certification Partner Global (CPG) with its local partner Paramount Assurance.
The ISO certificate 2013:27001 is the internationally recognized standard for information security. Ashghal compliance with this standard confirms the commitment of the information systems team in the authority of data protection and continuous improvement of security software.
Ashghal’s information systems conforming to these internationally recognized standards and its adherence to the code of practice is evidence of Ashghal’s commitment to applying the best practices in information security and proves its conformity with the national security regulations and policies of the Ministry of Transport and Communications.
The Ministry of Interior, through the Cyber Security Centre, has played an active role in achieving Ashghal’s ISO Certification. Combined efforts of both, Ashghal’s team and the Centre continue to strive to meet the cyber security requirements for the World Cup in 2022, in accordance with the integrated national cybersecurity framework issued by the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy.
ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification requirements include joining standards of both the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). Standards established by ISO entail authentication of information security controls of the organization in fields like information security and job continuity.
The certificate also implicate authentication across all infrastructural levels of information technology in Ashghal, including assets management, access control, human resources security and application security.