Sri Lanka Telecom achieves ISO 27001 information security management certification

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Sri Lanka Telecom PLC, the nation’s number one integrated communications service provider and the leading broadband and backbone infrastructure services provider yesterday announced the achievement of the globally recognised information security management standard, ISO/IEC 27001:2005 awarded by the world renowned certification body, Bureau Veritas. The company received this accreditation for the third consecutive time on 8 April 2013. The ISO 27001, which is the most stringent certification for information security controls, guarantees that ample information security controls and other forms of risk management are in place to enable an organisation to assess its risk and implement appropriate controls to preserve confidentiality, integrity and availability of information assets. The certification also ensures that the maintenance for customer services meet international standards. The scope of certification spans across the company’s IT operations including systems administration, billing, operational support systems, system development, network & end user support, network operations such as SLT NOC and island-wide broadband network operations including IP-VPN/MPLS/data services and internet service provider (SLTNET) broadband services, internet data centre (SLT iDC), network management and network security, disaster recovery centre and core support services such as power and AC operations and physical security management. This accreditation verifies that the ISO 27001:2005 information security standard is now an integral component of core IT and network operations within SLT and ensures compliance with ISMS policies, procedures and the institutionalisation of ISO standard practices across the entire organisation. Sri Lanka Telecom is the first company incorporated in Sri Lanka to achieve this security standard as well as to be listed in the prestigious Information Security Management System (ISMS) Registry since 2006. Commenting on this achievement, SLT PLC Group CEO Lalith De Silva said: “This is a significant achievement for SLT and demonstrates our continuous focus on improving our business and processes, especially in relation to our IT operations, which will give further assurance to our customers of the international standards maintained by our company in providing our services. As the national telecom service provider in the country, we embraced the responsibility to be first in the country to achieve this security standard with the expectation that our customers and employees will reap the benefits of this in the years to come.”