The Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) has been awarded the ISO 27001:2013 certification, which is the global standard for information security management systems, ensuring that DisCo keeps information assets secure by building an information security infrastructure against loss, damage, theft, and other threats to information assets.
Dr. Tinuade Sanda, Managing Director/CEO of EKEDC, made this known in a statement obtained by EnergyDay on Monday.
Speaking during the certification presentation ceremony, the EKEDC CEO said the management is thrilled to receive the certification after a rigorous audit process by internationally certified auditors based in India, Syndicate of International System Certifications (SIS Cert.) in conjunction with Leitung Gate Limited, who provided all the needed support.
According to her, this is a testament to the Company’s commitment to the highest security, ethical and professional standards.
Dr. Sanda said, “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.”
The Chief Information Officer of EKEDC, JP Attueyi, also disclosed that the certification is awarded to organizations 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.
He said, “As technology advances, it is essential that we provide appropriate security for all information entrusted to us by our esteemed customers and other stakeholders. I want to reassure all our customers, partners and other stakeholders that the information we gather is treated with utmost confidentiality in accordance with the ISO 27001 standards.”
EnergyDay gathered that the milestone achieved by EKEDC with the ISO 27001 certification in Information Security Management System, is a testament to the company’s commitment to confidentiality and information security.
The DisCo is a leader in technology, customer experience, and service excellence in the electricity distribution space. The company is responsible for distributing electricity to the Southern parts of Lagos and Agbara in Ogun state, and it has been widely acknowledged for its customer-centric approach.