CSCS obtains ISO/IEC 27001: 2013 re-certification

By Rukayat Moisemhe

The Central Securities Clearing System (CSCS) Plc on Tuesday said it had obtained its recertification under the ISO/IEC 27001:2013.

Its Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Mr Haruna Jalo-Waziri, said that this followed the recent audit of its compliance with information security risks controls by the British Standards Institution (BSI), United Kingdom.

Receiving the recertification reportin Lagos, Jalo-Waziri said that one of CSCS’ paramount areas of focus is protection of commercially sensitive information belonging to the company and its investors.

According to Jalo-Waziri, CSCS is committed to upholding the highest standards of security for the processes, people and technology powering our services.

“The confidentiality, integrity and availability of information under our custody is held sacrosanct. The audit involved a series of process validation and assurance check of controls with respect to company and client data management.

“The ISO recertification provides assurance to all our customers that we have controls in place to identify and mitigate potential risks to confidential information.

“BSI is one of the world’s largest accreditation bodies for ISO certifications. We, also, work hard to ensure that we build trust and credibility in the market so as to inspire confidence among our stakeholders,” he said.

Jalo-Waziri said that the recertification serves to test and affirm CSCS’  commitment to information security at all levels of the business and expressed pleasure at beginning the year with this milestone.

The managing director expressed his profound appreciation to both the internal and external stakeholders for their commitment and steadfastness in ensuring the success of the recertification audit.

The ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification was first obtained by CSCS in 2015.It is conducted by the BSI every three years and in between, a yearly surveillance audit is done.

The next recertification audit comes up in 2022. (NAN)