Intertek certifies Saudi SEC for information security and IT service management
Saudi Electricity Company acquired certification for 50 different services within the company’s Information Technology and Communication systems
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By Staff Writer, Saudi Gazette
RIYADH — Intertek, a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, has awarded the ISO/IEC 20000-1:2011 certification for Information Technology Service Management and ISO/IEC 27001:2013 for Information Security Management to the Saudi Electricity Company (SEC), the largest utility company in the Middle East and North Africa.
SEC acquired certification for 50 different services within the company’s Information Technology and Communication systems. The new certifications demonstrate that SEC serves its customers through establishing international communication centers supported by new technologies — providing communication platforms and services that comply with global standards.
ISO 27001 is the best-known standard for information security management systems. Using this family of standards helps organizations manage the security of assets such as financial information, intellectual property, employee details or information entrusted to the company by third parties.
An information security management system is a systematic approach to managing sensitive company information so that it remains secure. ISO/IEC 20000-1 promotes the adoption of a service management system in order to provide value and consistency for both the customer and the service provider.
Samir Ahmed, director of business assurance at Intertek Gulf & Pakistan Region, presented the award to Sulayman A. AlSugair, executive director, IT & Communication, and offered his congratulations to the senior management team during a special ceremony held at SEC headquarters in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Speaking at the event, AlSugair commented: "At the heart of SEC’s success is the trust we earned for our continuous commitment to information technology and security. Achieving these certifications from Intertek, is a testament to our relentless drive to implementing best-in-class management system practices while ensuring that customers get consistent high-quality services.”
Ahmed congratulated SEC for the achievement: “SEC’s journey to certification shows real commitment to be a world-class service provider. Expanding the certification scope to 50 services has added further value to their delivery of high-quality IT and communication services across Saudi Arabia, enabling them to manage their IT systems more efficiently while further minimizing any security risk to the business.” — SG
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