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KIB Becomes First Kuwaiti Bank to Obtain Latest ISO 27001 Information Security Certification



Kuwait International Bank announced that it has been awarded ISO 27001:2013 certification, the most widely recognized, internationally accepted security standard and benchmark developed for Information Security Management Systems.

The ISO 27001 standard requires organizations to follow a systematic approach to managing critical data and ensuring the information security of its customer data and information. KIB says it has become the first Bank in Kuwait to gain the latest version of the ISO 27001 standard, and this remarkable achievement is part of a series of the Bank’s accomplishment for effectively implementing and maintaining an Information Security Management System (ISMS).

Earning the prestigious ISO standard in Information Security Management System verifies that the bank meets the highest level in information security methodology and has a robust set of policies, processes and controls in place to ensure secure protection of its customer information and information assets.

According to Mr. Basil Al-Suwaidan, Head of Information Security at KIB, explained that the Bank’s latest achievement reinforces its commitment to meeting the highest international banking standards and shall continue striving to ensure customer data is protected.

KIB’s ISO standard compliance, along with its award winning Islamic banking services, reflect the Bank’s core values and business philosophy, while assuring customers that their information data is safeguarded from all threats. Al-Suwaidan noted that the Bank will exert all efforts to continue the latest security benchmark, to assure secure banking and customer satisfaction.

KIB’s compliance with the ISO standard was certified by Bureau Veritas, a global company and leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) and member of ISO (International Organization for Standardization). Bureau Veritas is recognized and accredited by major national and international organizations.

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