Qatar’s Hamad International achieves ISO certification for information security

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Hamad International Airport (HIA) has achieved ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification, following an assessment of the airport’s Information Security Management System by Bureau Veritas in October 2020.

The standard is a globally recognized certification for Information Security Management Systems. While striving to provide a seamless and secure experience for its customers, the airport (above) says it has developed and implemented an effective Information Security Management System that complies with one of the most stringent international standards and enables further resilience against cyber risks.

During the official handover ceremony at HIA, the ISO certificate was presented to Suhail Kamil Kadri, senior vice president (SVP), technology and innovation, HIA, by Hossam Refaey, country chief executive of Bureau Veritas.

Kadri commented, “We are proud to achieve the esteemed ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification from Bureau Veritas, as it reflects the efforts our team has put into ensure our cybersecurity controls and procedures are reliable and also meet industry standard and best practice. With technology at the core of our airport strategy, it is imperative that we continue to assess, improve and adapt our information security management systems.”

Refaey added, “We would like to congratulate the entire team of HIA, for their collective efforts that has resulted in being certified to ISO/IEC 27001:2013 international standard. This accomplishment is a testimony of HIA’s commitment towards Information Security Management System. We are pleased to welcome HIA as an integral part of Bureau Veritas’s family of over 100,000 certified clients worldwide.

“This global recognition by Bureau Veritas Certification will certainly instill confidence in HIA’s stakeholders. We take great pride in this association with (airport operator) MATAR and look forward to taking this partnership forward and achieving many more challenging objectives in its journey toward benchmarking best international practices in management systems.”

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