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Qatar Chamber gets ISO 27001 certification


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11/7/2020

The Qatar Chamber has received the ISO 27001:2013 certification.

Developed by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO), ISO 27001:2013 is a world-recognised and international best practice standard for information security.

QC’s Director-General Saleh bin Hamad Al Sharqi said that the awarding of the certificate emphasized the Chamber’s interest in developing its information security management system, noting that this certificate is a world-recognised and international best practice standard in this important field.

Al Sharqi stressed the Chamber’s commitment to the implementation of the latest e-services and to the development of updated applications.

“The Chamber is keen on the security of the information and data provided in the services it offers, and is interested to ensure that the best international standards are applied, and that security control standards are adopted to protect information against any security risks,” he added.

Al Sharqi also said that the Chamber has updated its IT infrastructure to develop its electronic services and facilitate the electronic connectivity with government bodies.

On his part, Head of QC IT department Jihad Itani said that the ISO 27001:2013 certificate is one of the most internationally accepted and widely recognized information security standards developed to provide organisations with a framework for establishing processes for implementing, operating, monitoring, reviewing and improving an Information Security Management System (ISMS), noting the standard considers not only ICT but encompasses the entire administrative operations.

Itani also said that the Chamber was awarded the certificate due to its commitment to the implementation of a set of practices and controls related to information security, noting that awarding this certificate will reflect positively in the quality of services provided to the Chamber’s members and strengthens the Chamber in achieving and complying with Qatar national Cyber Security framework and its readiness for FIFA2022.



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