In a landmark achievement, NDB has obtained the prestigious ISO27001:2013 Certification, in an astounding four month period, underscoring the Bank’s commitment to protecting the privacy and security of customer data.
The ISO27001:2013 Certification, issued by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO), is an internationally recognised standard that sets out the requirements for an information Security Management System (ISMS). The certification process involved a rigorous assessment of NDB Bank’s policies, procedures, and infrastructure to ensure that they met the highest standards for information security.
Conforming to these guidelines ensures that NDB has put in place a system to manage risks related to the security of data owned or handled by the Bank and that this system adheres to all the best practices and principles enshrined in this International Standard.
The certificate was presented by Bureau Veritas Country General Manager to NDB CEO Dimantha Seneviratne, COO Deepal Akuretiyagama, and CIO Indika Gunawardena in the CEO's office of NDB Bank, Nawam Mawatha, Colombo 02, on the 28th of April 2023.
Commenting on the occasion, NDB CEO, Dimantha Seneviratne, stated that "We are extremely proud to have obtained the ISO27001:2013 certification, which highlights our commitment to ensuring that customer data is protected at all times." He further added that "this certification reaffirms our dedication to providing secure banking services to our customers and maintaining the trust they have placed in us"
With the gradual increase in cybercrimes and the looming threat of new attacks, it is imperative that organisations become risk-aware and proactively identify and rectify any and all security breaches. ISO27001:2013 allows companies to be resilient against cyber threats and maintain operational excellence by responding to evolving security risks.
The ISO27001:2013 certification has allowed NDB to sustain its strategic commitment to become a more digitally enabled bank by introducing numerous innovative banking solutions and subsequently establishing a highly secure and reliable technological environment comprised of advanced electronic delivery channels, features, and services. This remarkable achievement serves to reassure both stakeholders and customers of NDB’s ability and sustained commitment to safeguarding their information and privacy.
Furthermore, this milestone was achieved by NDB Bank due to the continued support and consultancy offered by CryptoGen and their dedicated team.
NDB Bank is the fourth largest listed commercial bank in Sri Lanka. The Bank emerged as the Most Awarded Corporate in Sri Lanka in 2022 for the second consecutive year, as per the annual rankings of Sri Lankan publication LMD. The Bank was adjudged as the Best Bank in Sri Lanka 2022 by Global Finance USA and Euro money in their annual best bank awards programmes. Additionally, The Bank was named one of the "Top 50 Best Workplaces in Sri Lanka 2022" by Great Place To Work, USA. NDB is the parent company of the NDB Group comprising NDB capital markets subsidiary companies, together forming a unique banking and capital market services group. The Bank is committed to empowering the nation and its people through meaningful financial and advisory services, powered by digital banking solutions.