Amãna Bank achieves ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Certification
Strengthens its Information Security Management System
Testifying the reliability of its information security systems, Amãna Bank recently achieved the prestigious ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Certification the world’s highest accreditation for information protection and security. The certification was bestowed by Bureau Veritas in lieu of the management of information security pertaining to IT services and infrastructure provided by the Bank’s Information Technology Department, after conducting an independent and thorough IT system audit.
While obtaining the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Certification, the Bank also trained and certified 13 staff members with ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Certification which tremendously helped the team to achieve the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Certification
Commenting on this achievement the Bank’s Chief Information Officer Rajitha Dissanayake said “With the acceleration of digital drive and higher dependence on information systems, organisations are now more vulnerable to information security threats. In our continuous pursuit of ensuring our customer’s utmost privacy and security of information as well as safeguarding their interest in today’s technology dependent world, we are happy to have our IT systems recognised to be within the global ISO standards for Information Security. I am happy to see the stringent controls we have put in place to safeguard customer’s interest have resulted in us achieving this certification.”
ISO/IEC 27001:2013 is a specification that enables certification in Information Security Management Systems, and heads a growing family of related standards that combine to offer comprehensive guidance and support for organizations that want to systematically understand their vulnerabilities,. The certification also supports organizations in identifying the risks to the security of information in order to ensure its availability, integrity and confidentiality for their customers, shareholders, regulatory authorities and other stakeholders by applying a risk management process, thereby giving confidence to interested parties that risks are adequately managed.
Amãna Bank is the country’s first and only Licensed Commercial Bank to operate in complete harmony with the globally growing non-interest based banking model. With the mission of Enabling Growth and Enriching Lives, the Bank reaches out to its customers through a growing network of 29 branches, 14 Self Banking Centres and 4000+ ATM access points and has introduced an array of customer conveniences such as Internet & Mobile Banking, Debit Card with SMS alerts, Online Account Opening, 365 Day Banking, Saturday Banking, Extended Banking Hours, 24×7 Cash Deposit Machines and Banking Units Exclusively for Ladies.
Amãna Bank PLC is a stand-alone institution licensed by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka and listed on the Colombo Stock Exchange with Jeddah based IDB Group being the principal shareholder having a 29.97% stake of the Bank. The IDB Group is a ‘AAA’ rated multilateral development financial institution with an authorized capital base of over USD 150 Billion which has a membership of 57 countries. Fitch Ratings, in June 2018, affirmed Amãna Bank’s National Long Term Rating of BB(lka) while upgrading its outlook to Positive from Stable. Amãna Bank does not have any subsidiaries, associates or affiliated institutions representing the Bank.