Gulf Air, Bahrain’s national carrier, was recently recognized at the Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference (GISEC) awards, winning in the Best Data Loss Prevention category, held at the Dubai World Trade Centre earlier this month.
Gulf Air first began implementing Data Loss Prevention in 2010 and the past four years have seen the national carrier taking strides in introducing security measures to reduce potential IT security threats, complying with industry standards while also developing and managing real-time security reports to monitor activity across the organization.
Dr. Jassim Haji, Gulf Air’s Director of Information Technology, said, “We are delighted to be recognized in this category – particularly as Gulf Air has now become the first Bahraini company to be recognized at the GISEC Awards. This award is a testament to the collective efforts of our national carrier’s IT department and a reflection of their commitment to implementing the highest industry standards as we continue to improve our services in order to continually adapt to the evolving technological environment.”
Gulf Air has been at the forefront of introducing several innovations and improvements in its IT operations including being one of few regional airlines to hold the global ISO certification for its information security management system. The airline also recently introduced Private Cloud Computing in its IT operations that enables it to achieve much faster and more efficient business performance, resulting in enhanced customer service in every step of passengers’ journeys.
Gulf Air is the first Bahraini company and the first regional airline to win an Information Technology Security award at GISEC 2014 in recognition of its information security measures. GISEC is the GCC region’s first dedicated IT Security Awards.
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