DIFC awarded the ISO/IEC 27001 accreditation


Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) received the ISO/IEC 27001 accreditation in Information Security Management Systems. This is the second international certification granted to the DIFC data center this year, following the Uptime Institute’s stamp of approval for Management & Operation.

Highest level of confidence

ISO/IEC 27001 accreditation recognises the highest quality of financial data, intellectual property or customer sensitive information protection and use as well as putting in place steps to help identify and reduce information assurance risks. The framework which DIFC has developed requires surveillance audits for the next two years to maintain the high standard. It gives clients the highest level of confidence that their information can be shared with DIFC for regulatory purposes.

Arif Amiri, CEO of DIFC Authority commented on the prestigious accreditation:

“Receiving this award sets DIFC apart as the place to do business in a fast-changing, inter-connected and data driven region. The new announcement shows that we are internationally recognised as being committed to protecting and securing the information of our clients. Equally, we are anticipating the next frontier of information assurance as stability is the key to opening up the potential of our surrounding markets. Information security and the continuous enhancement of our physical and regulatory infrastructure are key enablers for DIFC’s 2024 Strategy, which aims to triple the size of the Centre over the course of ten years.”

World-class business standards

The ISO accreditation was granted by The British Standards Institution (BSI), a business standards organisation that has allowed businesses around the world to drive performance, manage risk and grow sustainably though the adoption of international management system standards. In April this year, the DIFC co-location data centre became the first in the UAE to obtain the internationally recognised Management and Operations (M&O) Stamp of Approval from Uptime Institute, the unbiased standards and certification organisation, acknowledging the quality and best practice of the Centre and its IT infrastructure.