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Bureau Veritas affirms Amãna Bank’s ISO/IEC 27001:2013 IT security system certification

Amãna Bank September 22, 2021

Demonstrating the reliability of its information security systems, Amana Bank’s ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification has been successfully affirmed by Bureau Veritas Sri Lanka. The prestigious ISO certification is a world recognized accreditation for information protection and security, bestowed by Bureau Veritas Sri Lanka (a member of Bureau Veritas SA France, the world’s leader in Certification), an accredited body of the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS), in lieu of the management of information security pertaining to IT services and infrastructure provided by the Bank’s Information Technology Department and Disaster Recovery Site, after conducting an independent and thorough system review and audit.

Commenting on the affirmation of its ISO/IEC 2700:2013 status, the Bank’s Chief Information Officer Rajitha Dissanayake said “It is indeed a timely accomplishment for Amãna Bank to once again be certified with ISO/IEC 27001:2013 which testifies the reliability and stringent controls of our information security systems. In a day and age where we witness increased acceptance for digital technology and higher dependence on information systems, organizations need to be more prepared for 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 recognized with the highest global standards for Information Security."

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 people friendly banking model. With the mission of Enabling Growth and Enriching Lives, the Bank reaches out to its customers through a growing network of branches and Self Banking Centres spread across the country while having access to 4500 +ATMs for withdrawals and 850+ Pay&Go Kiosks for real time deposits. Customer can also benefit from an array of customer conveniences such as Internet & Mobile Banking, 24x7 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 IsDB Group being the principal shareholder having a 29.97% shareholding of the Bank. The IsDB Group is a ‘AAA’ rated multilateral development financial institution with a membership of 57 countries. Amãna Bank does not have any subsidiaries, associates or affiliated institutions, other than its flagship CSR initiative ‘OrphanCare’ Trust.

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