Rack Centre, a Nigerian data centre company, says it has obtained a new Information Security Management System certification which is expected to boost data integrity, confidentiality and customer asset safety.
The new Information Security Management System certification, ISO/IEC 27001:2013, “is the most rigorous global standard for information security and confirms that an organisation has put in place best practices for information security processes”, the company says in a statement made available to Technology Times.
Rack Centre says it was certified in conjunction with Deloitte, a professional services network, after a rigorous auditing of the facility and entire business operations by the British Standards Institution (BSI), the Global Standards Body. Deloitte provided consulting, implementation and certification advisory to Rack Centre during the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 audit with BSI.
Mr. Ayotunde Coker, Managing Director, Rack Centre, says that, “achieving certification of this standard shows that Rack Centre is committed to assessing and managing security risks and managing sensitive data. Our ISO/IEIC 27001:2013 certification is enterprise wide and was achieved after a seamless process as indicated by the Assessors. We are delighted with the formal certification to this global standard which affirms that Rack Centre stands for excellence and industry leadership in all its activities.”
While congratulating Rack Centre, Theuns Kotze, Managing Director for BSI, Middle East and Africa, said “it had fulfilled the requirements of this distinguished certification and recognize the advantages of implementing an Information Security Management System for itself, the stakeholders and its customers. Rack Centre has clearly demonstrated that it operates to a global level of excellence.”
On his part, Tope Aladenusi, Chief Strategy Officer and Cyber Security Leader, Deloitte West Africa, says: “Deloitte has supported Rack Centre to further enhance a culture centered on security which made it easy for it to go through the audit. The focus on knowledge transfer throughout the engagement was thorough and all members of the core team and stakeholders were carried along throughout the project.”
The Deloitte West Africa official says “the implementation focused on developing an overall risk and information security framework that aligns with Rack Centre’s business objectives and helped to further fortify its Data Centre and Enterprise IT operations to be Secure, Vigilant and Resilient.”
Rack Centre is 100% owned by Jagal, a Nigerian conglomerate holding that operates energy businesses and manages a diverse portfolio of investments. Rack Centre, is a Tier III Design Certified data centre, with its Cloud on Ground services offering a locally hosted cloud marketplace.
The British Standards Institution (BSI), the world’s first National Standards Body and a founding member of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), is the business standards company that equips businesses with the necessary solutions to turn standards of best practice into habits of excellence. With 80,000 clients in 182 countries, BSI is an organization whose standards inspire excellence across the globe.