Paladion assists QAFAC in achieving ISO 27001 Certification

February 16, 2014 1:21 pm

Globally acclaimed full service managed security provider Paladion announced it has successfully facilitated Qatar Fuel Additives Company Limited (QAFAC) obtain the International Organization for Standardization Certification for Information Security –ISO/IEC 27001:2005.

Paladion carried out comprehensive risk assessment of QAFAC’s security posture, based on which an Information Security Management System (ISMS) was designed and implemented that would comply with the ISO 27001 standard. Following this, QAFAC received the prestigious accreditation after audit by external certifying authority.

QAFAC is the first Oil and Gas Sector Company in GCC region, which opted to go for ISO 27001 for entire organization. Doing so, QAFAC Management has shown exemplary vision and sets an example for others companies to follow in the sector.

General Manager of QAFAC, Nasser Jeham al-Kuwari, expressed satisfaction and appreciated the expertise of Paladion and efforts of company’s staff members for the achievement during certification handover ceremony held recently.

The ISO/IEC 27001:2005 is the most rigorous global security standard for information security management systems. To achieve this certification, a company must show a continuous, structured commitment towards managing sensitive company and customer information. The certification demonstrates that the security of QAFAC is in line with world-class standards and meets the needs of the company’s customers.

Commenting on QAFAC achieving the certification, Mr. Firosh Ummer COO – Paladion, Middle East, said, “ISO 27001 is a globally accepted standard that provides a risk-based approach to secure sensitive information assets. Our highly skilled technical expert team is privileged to have assisted QAFAC with this significant achievement. QAFAC now has processes to ensure that information security threats are identified quickly and preventive actions are taken to minimize impacts.”

For his part, Mr. Amit Roy, VP & Regional Sales Head – Middle East & Africa, Paladion, said, “We are honored to have facilitated QAFAC in obtaining the ISO27001 certification within the required timeframe. At Paladion, we understand and encourage organizations to follow best practice in security and have therefore developed a more economic, pragmatic, options based solution for every organization. With ISO 27001, QAFAC now has a system in place to minimize risk to its operations, ensure it has cost-effective security and improve the general efficiency of the organization. Paladion has implemented and achieved ISO27001 certifications for over 70 clients across the world. Achievement of this prestigious certification is a great honor for all involved.”

Released in 2005, the ISO/IEC 27001 has rapidly become the most widely recognized international standard specifically aimed at Information Security management. The adoption of an information security management system is a strategic decision allowing the coordination of all operational security controls across all organizations electronic and physical information resources.


Krystel Rahme
Grey Group MENA
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