EKEDC Gets ISO 27001 Certification

Eko Electricity Distribution Company has been conferred with the internationally recognised certification in Information Security Management System, ISO 27001:2013.

A statement by the utility firm said the ISO 27001 certification was the global standard for information security management systems that ensured that organisations kept information assets secured by building an information security infrastructure against loss, damage, theft, and other threats to information assets.

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of EKEDC, Dr Tinuade Sanda, said the company was thrilled to receive the certification after a rigorous audit process by internationally certified auditors based in India, Syndicate of International System Certifications in conjunction with Leitung Gate Limited, who provided all the needed support.

She added that it was a testament to the company’s commitment to the highest security, ethical and professional standards.

“It is quite remarkable that we can achieve this after a meticulous exercise by the certifying body. I am particularly pleased with my team’s support throughout the audit process. I also want to appreciate the special workgroup and champions who saw this through. I am humbled to lead this great group of dedicated and talented individuals,” she said.

The Chief Information Officer of EKEDC, JP Attueyi also disclosed that the certification was awarded to organisations that have implemented a framework of policies and procedures that systematically manage and protect sensitive data.

He further expressed the company’s dedication to attaining the best-in-class certifications and implementing global best practices in all areas of its business.