NSE gets global information security certification

The Nigerian Stock Exchange has been awarded the ISO27001:2013 certification, the most stringent global standard for information security.

The award, which was received from the British Standard Institute, working with Digital Encode in Nigeria, was subsequent to a series of rigorous and extensive audit of the Exchange’s information management systems and processes, a statement by the Exchange said.

According to the statement, ISO 27001:2013 gives both the NSE and its stakeholders the confidence to trust the Exchange with the safe-keeping and processing of their information as well as ensuring that appropriate controls are in place to prevent (wherever possible) and manage risks in the unlikely event of a breach.

The Chief Executive Officer, NSE, Mr. Oscar Onyema, was quoted as saying, “ISO certification is an important reference for many international organisations and I am extremely proud of the Exchange to have achieved this feat, a further testament to our commitment to deploy robust information management systems, policies and processes across our service value chain in line with global standards.”

The Executive Director, Market Operations and Technology, NSE, Mr. Ade Bajomo, was quoted as saying, “We are particularly pleased to be the first Exchange in Africa with this certification, showing our ongoing commitment to information management leadership and attainment of best-in-class operations.

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