Shatara: “We continuously strive to maintain our pioneering role in the area of information security” March 27, 2018 – Amman, Jordan: Umniah, a subsidiary of Batelco Group Bahrain, announced that its Security Operation Center (SOC) has been awarded the ISO27001 certification for information security management systems, affirming that all Umniah operations and procedures are compliant with the highest international standards, including maintaining customer information security and employing with safe and effective procedures when exchanging information and data. This certification reinforces customer satisfaction and confidence in the company while simultaneously managing and reducing risks to which institutions may be exposed. The ISO27001 standard specification for managing information security systems is one of the most significant accredited certificates on an international level, highly valued for its role in increasing efficiency and excellence at accredited institutions, which in turn leads to a rise in customer confidence in both the public and private sectors. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has recognized that Umniah is implementing, operating, monitoring, maintaining, and cultivating its information security management system and follows the relevant controls in accordance and coordination with international standards. Speaking of the certification, Umniah CEO Ziad Shatara said that this recognition confirms the company’s pioneering position in the local market, adding, “The ISO27001 certification is a symbol of Umniah’s ongoing strategy to continue offering and delivering the best technological infrastructure that preserves the privacy and security of our customers and the safety of their data. It also complies with international best practices and demonstrates the company’s ability to deal with and manage any potential risk.” Shatara went on to add, “As the volume of data and electronic communications increases, so too have the frequency and sophistication of cyber security attacks, rendering them dangerous to companies and institutions, and sometimes leading to the disruption of operations and damage to customer services. This negatively affects their reputation and consequently their profitability.” He stressed the importance of Umniah’s SOC, which monitors and controls an institution’s cyber security threats on continuous basis, analyzing and blocking them. He added, “We live in an era where protection from information security threats has become mandatory and not a matter of choice.” Shatara specified that there are numerous ways to confront electronic risk, some more effective than others. Hackers are finding new ways to circumvent information system firewalls, and efforts to combat these risks have become priorities for many institutions, which is where the expertise of Umniah’s SOC comes in, helping companies monitor, analyze, expose, and respond to these threats. Umniah’s SOC management center works around the clock and offers numerous solutions in information security management, whether helping institutions reveal gaps in their information security management structure or as preemptive barrier to potential threats. This allows Umniah’s customers to access a virtual center to manage information security operations (Virtual SOC) at low cost compared to similar services available in the market and with a high level of reliability. Companies that have been awarded the ISO27001 certification are subject to annual evaluation, allowing them to manage information security according to a clear and reliable methodology that is developed continuously. The certificate also includes a number of other services and solutions offered by Umniah, such as mobile phones, data and cloud services, managed services, and data centers.
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