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Friday, May 7, 2010

BIAL receives ISO 27001 certification

(Press Release, reproduced as it is)
Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) on May 7, 2010 became one of the first airport operators to receive the ISO 27001 certification. This certification is recognized internationally as an Information Security Management System (ISMS) Standard. ISO 27001 plays an important part in assisting organizations of all types to understand the fundamentals, principles and concepts to improve protection of their information assets. BIAL attained this certification post a series of audits conducted by BSI India at BIAL offices and across all airport IT systems which include Common Use Terminal Equipment (CUTE), Common Use Self-Service (CUSS), baggage tracking and flight information systems.
Venkataram Arabolu, Managing Director, BSI India commented, “We are delighted to recognize the efforts put in by the BIAL management to make become ISO 27001 compliant. This is an official recognition of BIAL's ongoing commitment towards creating awareness of the various security policies. One thing unique at this airport is the common use of check-in counters by airlines, in this scenario the information security becomes even more crucial. The certification reiterates the airport’s focus towards maintaining high standards of information security”.
Some of the commitments made by the airport along with the ICT team that went towards it achieving the ISO 27001 certification include assuring confidentiality of information, implementation of the security policy and ensuring the company meets all necessary statutory and regulatory obligations.
“We are extremely proud that our Information Security Management System complies with the stringent ISO 27001 certification standards. Information security has always been put on priority at BIAL and our ICT department has been carrying out various programs and initiatives to ensure we meet the certification standards. As always our aim is to focus our dedication and sincere efforts in taking this airport to the next level of growth said Marcel Hungerbuehler, President of BIAL on receiving the certification.

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