Bahrain’s Tamkeen bags ISO 27001:2013 for Governance & Information Security

By Salma C, Intern Reporter
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Bahrain-based semi-autonomous government agency Tamkeen has secured the ISO 27001:2013 certification for its continuous commitment to enhance its governance and oversight of information security and risk management.

Tamkeen, founded by the Bahrain National Communication Centre was awarded the ISO certification, after completing the requirements and obtaining official accreditation by the authorized international accreditation company ‘QCB Italia Magistratus & Proctor’, accredited by the Italian Accreditation Body ACCREDIA and the International Accreditation Forum (IAF), specializing in providing ISO standards implementation inspection, certification, and training.

This achievement highlights Tamkeen’s ambition of necessary security measures to ensure the protection of the information it collects, and its efforts to establish the necessary mechanisms and regulations to identify new risks, assess impact, protect data, and limit the potential risk.

The ISO 27001:2013 certification, issued by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the largest global non-governmental body responsible for setting international standards, is recognized as the global standard for information security management. To obtain certification, an independent body audits and evaluates all operations, including the monitoring and continuity of information security management systems, operational IT systems, and IT infrastructure.

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Husain Mohamed Rajab
CEO – Tamkeen

“This is an important achievement for Tamkeen and is part of our strategy to continuously evolve comprehensive risk management, governance, and ensure compliance with regulations. It reflects our full commitment to enforcing security procedures and highlights the strides we’ve made in our digital transformation journey. We consistently monitor trends and updates related to the industry so that we can better serve our customers.”

Tamkeen Chief Executive further added that “this also reaffirms our efforts in strengthening our information security framework through the adoption of global standards of security management, especially as we introduce new processes for monitoring and managing customer data as part of our new programs”.

Tamkeen was founded in 2006 to provide assistance and training to private-sector businesses and individuals and promote the development of the sector.  Tamkeen is funded by fees collected from the private sector by the Labor Market Regulatory Authority.

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