The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), at the weekend, said it has again retained its ISO 27001:2013 certification for its Information Security Management System (ISMS)- the fifth consecutive year since it was first issued in 2015.
In the latest surveillance audit by the British Standards Institution (BSI), the NSE was certified as being in full compliance with the applicable controls developed to meet the Control Objectives of the ISMS Standard.
The BSI Auditor in his remarks noted that the ISMS at The Exchange meets the requirements of the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO), reaffirming that the practice within The Exchange is effective, efficient, and has continued to meet its intended objectives.
Commenting on the development, the Chief Risk Officer, NSE, Rasaq Ozemede, expressed delight at retaining “this ISO certification from the British Standards Institution, especially at this time of heavy reliance on our digital infrastructure as we operate remotely.
“This is indeed a testament to our continued commitment to deploying robust and secure information processing systems, policies and procedures across our value chain to ensure stakeholders’ information is fully protected. In acknowledgment of ISO 27001:2013 as the most stringent certification for information security management, we will keep improving and deepening o our information security initiatives to ensure we remain safe and secure in light of emerging business needs and the challenging security landscape,” he said.
ISO 27001:2013, (ISMS) certification by the BSI is the international standard of best practice for managing confidentiality, integrity and availability of information assets. It is a framework which helps organisations manage and protect their information assets so that they maintain the highest levels of safety and security.
A statement by the exchange added that although the International Organisation for Standardisation is an independent, standard-setting body which promotes worldwide proprietary, industrial and commercial standards, the British Standards Institution is reputed for providing assessment and certification to management system standards across 150 economies globally.