Rack Centre, which offers carrier-neutral colocation services through its Tier 111 Data Centre operations, has obtained the global ISO/IEC27001:2013 certification for an Information Security Management System(ISMS).
The ISO/IEC 27001:2013, an ISMS is considered as the most rigorous global standard for information security and confirms that an organisation has put in place best practices for information security processes and is ensuring data integrity, confidentiality and customer asset safety.
Managing Director, Rack Centre, Mr. Ayotunde Coker, while announcing the feat, said: “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.”
Working in conjunction with Deloitte, Rack Centre was certified after a rigorous auditing of the facility and entire business operations by the British Standards Institution (BSI), the global standard body. Deloitte, the leading professional services network, provided consulting, implementation and certification advisory to Rack Centre during the meticulous ISO/IEC 27001:2013 audit with BSI.
Managing Director for BSI Middle East and Africa, Theuns Kotze, in congratulating Rack Centre, said: “It had fulfilled the requirements of this distinguished certification and recognise 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.”
The Chief Strategy Officer and Cyber Security Leader, Deloitte West Africa, Tope Aladenusi, congratulated Rack Centre on the achievement, pointing out that, “Deloitte has supported Rack Centre to further enhance a culture centred 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 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 Information Technology (IT) operations to be secure, vigilant and resilient.