On Friday, the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) reported that in the 2020 surveillance audit by the
British Standards Institution (BSI), it had maintained its ISO 27001:2013 Information Security Management System (ISMS) certification.
In a statement made available to the Nigerian News Agency in Lagos, the stock exchange reported that it was first accredited in 2015 in order
to fully comply with the relevant controls established to meet the ISMS quality control objectives and that it has now been re-certified for five consecutive years.
In the statement, Mr. Rasaq Ozemede, Chief Risk Officer, NSE, said that
the Exchange was especially pleased, particularly with its dependence on digital infrastructure.
“We are delighted to retain this International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certification from the British Standards Institution, especially at this time of heavy reliance on our digital infrastructure as we operate remotely.
“This is indeed a testament to our continued commitment to deploying robust and secure information processing systems, policies and procedures across our value chain to ensure that stakeholders’ information is fully protected.
“In acknowledgment of ISO 27001:2013 as the most stringent certification for information security management, we will keep improving and deepening our information security initiatives to ensure we remain safe and secure in the light of emerging business needs and the challenging security landscape,” he said
The statement read in part: “ISO 27001:2013, BSI ISMS certification is the universal
best practice standard for the management of confidentiality, honesty and accessibility of information properties.
“It is a framework which helps organizations manage and protect their information assets so that they maintain the highest levels of safety and security.
“While the International Organization for Standardization is an independent, standard-setting body which promotes worldwide proprietary, industrial and commercial standards, the British Standards Institution is reputed for providing assessment and certification to management system standards across 150 economies globally,” it explained.
BSI validated, according to the document, that the ISMS at the Exchange meets the criteria of the ISO and
that the practice at the Exchange is effective and efficient, and that it has continued to achieve its intended objectives.