UASC awarded key ISO certification for IT security

UASC achieves internationally-recognised certification for its information security management system (ISMS)
Waleed Al Dawood, chief operating officer at UASC
Waleed Al Dawood, chief operating officer at UASC


United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) has achieved the International Organization for Standardisation Certification (ISO 27001:2013) from BSI Middle East and Africa.

The certification was awarded for its information security management system (ISMS) in place to secure and protect all financial, legal, personal and employee data as well as all data entrusted by third parties.

As the internationally-recognised standard for managing information security in an organization, ISO 27001 Certification requires rigorous repeated external assessment and demands applicants meet with high standards of risk management and security control on an on-going basis.

It covers all processes within an organization that control the way business is conducted and services are delivered to customers.

UASC is undergoing one of the shipping industry's most ambitious container ship newbuilding programs comprising eleven 15,000-teu vessels and six 18,800-teu vessels to be delivered between November 2014 and September 2016.

The nature and complexity of the industry requires a world class information security system and a commitment from management and staff to not only maintain, but continuously improve UASC's security management.

"UASC has always considered information security as a key priority,” said Waleed Al Dawood, chief operating officer at UASC. “Protecting the confidentiality, integrity and availability of critical information in line with international best practices reiterates that data security remains central to our operations."

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