Batelco Receives ISO 27001:2013 Certification in Information Security

April 4, 2018

Certification includes wider scope to enhance protection of customer data and compliance with TRA Regulation

Batelco, Bahrain’s leading digital solutions operator has been presented with a new ISO Certificate in Information Security (ISO 27001:2013) that covers a wider scope, following a thorough and vigorous auditing process conducted by Certification Bureau Veritas. The Certification was received for the following Units:

  • Technology Units: Telecom Network and IT
  • Retail Operations
  • Data Centres
  • Wholesale Operations
  • Cyber Security Operations

Batelco has expanded its existing Information Security Certification ISO 27001:2013 to include a wider scope following a thorough auditing activity. A number of Batelco teams, headed by the Information Security team, worked together to complete the comprehensive process to meet all standard requirements which was verified by the Bureau Veritas auditing team.

Being a certified organisation, Batelco applies international security standards in protecting the data of its customers and fulfilling TRA (Telecommunications Regulatory Authority) regulation as part of its integrated Risk Management programme within the organisation’s strategic plan.

Gaining the new expanded certification proves Batelco’s due diligence in protecting and securing corporate confidential data and supports the Company’s efforts for compliance with relevant laws and regulations. Additionally the certification demonstrates Batelco’s credibility and trust and shows its commitment to information security at all levels throughout the organization.

Batelco Bahrain CEO Mohamed Bubashait extended his gratitude to all the teams who participated in the achievement which supports Batelco‘s commitment to the protection of its customer data. He also said that the company is keen to raise the competencies of its employees in various fields of work, especially information security.

Batelco GM Cyber & Corporate Security Shaikh Khalid Al Khalifa noted that Batelco’s ISO 27001: 2013 certification confirms that Batelco is committed to ensuring the confidentiality of its customers’ information in all operations and that it takes information security seriously.

“Furthermore, Batelco is also keen to comply with international standards and regulations announced by the TRA,” he added.