HNB enhances security to global best practices | Sunday Observer

HNB enhances security to global best practices

HNB and Bureau Veritas Lanka officials at the presentation of the ISO certification.
HNB and Bureau Veritas Lanka officials at the presentation of the ISO certification.

HNB has bolstered its Information Systems to reach ISO 27001:2013 certification – the highest applicable standard for information security globally.

All of HNB’s information systems and protocols will be stringently maintained in accordance with global best practices, thereby ensuring that customer security at highest levels.

“Information security has always been absolutely critical to the banking industry. Particularly at a time when Sri Lankans are increasingly opting-in for an increasingly digitized service array, we believe it is now vital that our industry always stay ahead of the curve.

“Given HNB’s own role leading the charge on digital innovation – including products like our new mobile wallet, HNB SOLO – we felt that especially imperative for HNB to also align with global best practices on information security. We will maintain global IT best practices as ISO certified IT organisation for financial information and data security” HNB Chief Information Officer, Ruwan Bakmedeniya said. In addition to standardizing processes and bolstering security, the certification will also enhance HNB’s ability to establish business process with international parties, including entities bound to adhere to the most stringent regulator environments.

He further noted that the standardisation of processes enabled by ISO 27001:2013 certification was also invaluable in establishing an even stronger organisational culture that is itself rooted firmly in security, thereby complementing the established infrastructure and protocols. 

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