Dubai: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has received the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification, which is the highest international standard in Information Security Management System.
The certification was given after a rigorous evaluation and auditing process by the British Standards Institution (BSI).
According to Mr. Saeed Muhammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA, the organisation is a pioneer in adopting the best international standards in information security and agile governance, as well as studying all possibilities and risks that may affect its strategic plans, operations, and quality of its services.
“DEWA proactively seeks to manage any risks that may threaten information security by implementing an effective organisational policy for information security. We also adopt the best solutions and technologies to ensure the security and reliability of DEWA’s services,” Mr. Al Tayer added.
According to the CEO, the organisation is further committed to introducing its employees and work teams to the latest security solutions to deal with the different current and future security challenges, in cooperation with the best regional and international distinguished organisations in information security systems.
DEWA received the ISO certificate (27001:2005) in 2010, which was updated in 2014, and then the scope of application of the certification standards was expanded to include all sectors, departments, and operations of DEWA in 2018.
In 2016, DEWA launched the first specialised centre for electronic security across the Government of Dubai, which reduces potential electronic risks by managing DEWA’s services and technical assets.