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Gulf Air achieves ISO certification for information security management system

Bahrains national carrier Gulf Air has earned the ISO certification for its information security management system

Following an independent audit of the airline's information security management systems by RINA, the international ISO certification body, ISO/IEC 27001:2005 certification was awarded to Gulf Air. The airline has become one of a handful of airlines in the region to have won this recognition.

The certification includes the airline's information technology processes and people including information governance, business support, IT infrastructure and information security.

Maher Salman Al Musallam, acting CEO at Gulf Air, said, "The ISO certification is further proof of Gulf Air's commitment to providing a secure and safe business technology environment to our customers, especially as we launch our new restructuring strategy that will ensure Gulf Air continues to be the most family and business friendly airline. I congratulate our IT team for meeting and setting global standards that has been officially recognized through this ISO certification."

Dr Jassim Haji, IT director at Gulf Air, said, "The certification recognises and certifies the quality standards benchmarks at Gulf Air for establishing, implementing, operating, monitoring, reviewing, maintaining and improving a documented information security management system within the organisation's overall business risks and improvements; attaining the ISO certification is a significant milestone and validation of those efforts."

Andrea Di Bella, area manager of RINA Group Middle East, said, "Companies today need to continuously develop an efficient management system tailored to the business processes, and to use it systematically to achieve competitive advantage. The implementation and certification of an internationally recognised management system is a proof of this. We are glad to have been involved in the certification process and supported their efforts in gaining this certification."