Sanasa Development Bank PLC (SDB) has successfully attained the International Organisation for Standardization Certification (ISO27001:2013) and is the second bank in Sri Lanka to achieve the latest ISO standard in Information Security ISO27001:2013.
The certification means that the bank’s information security management system (ISMS) is compliant with the latest best practices, controls and industry standards.
This certification was awarded to SDB by Bureau Veritas, which is one of the leading certification bodies worldwide.
The ISO27001, the most stringent certification for information security controls, guarantees ample information security controls and other forms of risk treatment are in place to prevent and defend against potential data system vulnerabilities. The certification also ensures that information security controls continue to meet security needs on an ongoing basis.
While rejoicing this moment, Deputy General Manager IT Saman Samarakoon said, “We are proud to have obtained the ISO certification and to be the second local bank in Sri Lanka to do so. We also hope this will make our customers feel secured about the services we provide and encourage the public to bank with us.”
The certification has proved the bank’s efforts to comply with the local and international regulations regarding data protection, privacy and IT governance.
The ISO certification offers its clients a higher level of safeguard and protection for their information assets and shows the readiness of the bank to provide innovative products and caters for the needs of its customers.
KPMG in Sri Lanka provided assistance for the formulation of the ISMS at Sanasa Development Bank PLC.
Sanasa Development Bank is a public quoted company with limited liability incorporated under the Companies Act 17 of 1982 and re-registered under the Companies Act No.07 of 2007 and registered as a licensed specialized bank by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka under the Banking Act No 30 of 1988, operates with a branch network of 88 branches all over the country.