Srinagar: As a major boost to its operational efficiency, J&K Bank has been awarded with the prestigious certification (ISO 27001:2013), by Intertek — a reputed agency — for its ‘Information Security Management System’ being compliant with the best and latest industry standards in terms of practices, controls and effectiveness.
Intertek is London-based Company, which tests, inspects and certifies the quality and safety of products, processes and systems.
The bank’s Executive President Vagish Chander on Thursday presented the ‘Certificate of Registration’ to the Chairman and CEO Mushtaq Ahmad in presence of Executive Presidents Parvez Ahmad, SS Sehgal and Abdul Rauf Bhat, Senior Presidents MS Wani, SK Bhat and Vice Presidents Shujaat Hussain Andrabi, Sunit Kumar and other officers of the bank.
Essentially, the ISO certification means that in order to safeguard the customers’ data from cyber criminals the bank has a completely secure information management system in place.
Commenting on the occasion, CEO & Chairman Mushtaq Ahmad said, “I feel delighted to have received the most stringent certification (ISO 27001:2013) for our Information Security Systems. It is one of the most significant steps in the bank’s journey towards realising the highest benchmarks against the best global practices in almost every aspect of contemporary banking.”
“Our Information Technology and Information Security departments deserve appreciation for this important achievement because it demonstrates our preparedness to value the trust and emotional equity of our customers,” he added.
He further said, “We shall keep working hard to provide best financial services and products to our customers besides ensuring the highest levels of security and controls while processing and managing their entrusted personal information.”
Notably, the most rigorous certification was provided to the bank after the bank’s Technology & Information Systems Division demonstrated successfully that the efficient information security protocols besides strong risk management framework were in place to defend against all potential threats.