Following an extensive evaluation process, Vodafone Qatar announced that it has been re-certified the ISO 27001:2013, demonstrating the strength of the company’s information security management systems and operations, the scope covering technology, business and customer care functions.

The ISO 27001:2013 certification, awarded by Bureau Veritas, sets the international standard for information security management systems in telecommunications and other data-driven industries. The announcement demonstrates to customers, partners and shareholders that Vodafone Qatar has successfully implemented a strong information security management practice system and is equipped to continually strengthen that system in line with global best practices over time.

Selim Kseib, Bureau Veritas country chief executive presented the certificate to Vodafone Qatar chief executive officer Ian Gray at a ceremony held at the Company’s headquarters in the Qatar Science and Technology Park.

Gray said, “I congratulate each member of Vodafone Qatar’s talented team for achieving excellence and making this richly-deserved recognition possible. This re-certification, which we are proud and privileged to receive, underscores the strength of our world-class data security infrastructure and network. It allows individuals and businesses in Qatar to enjoy Vodafone’s innovative products and services safely and securely.”

Kseib said, “We would like to congratulate the entire team of Vodafone Qatar for their collective efforts that has resulted in Vodafone Qatar being recertified to ISO 27001:2013 international standard. This accomplishment is a testimony of Vodafone’s commitment towards Information Security Management System that ensures high level security in all their operational areas through integration of appropriate security controls into their business processes. We take great pride in this association with Vodafone and look forward to take this partnership forward and achieve many more challenging objectives in their journey towards benchmarking best international practices in management systems.”

Bureau Veritas evaluates more than 100 aspects of the business before awarding this certification, including customer service and care, risk assessment, human resources, and vendor governance. This certification applies not only to Vodafone Qatar’s offices, but to retail and franchise outlets across Qatar.