Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) has achieved a major milestone in the realm of information security with its Information Systems (Corporate) Division bagging the ISO-27001 ISMS certification. The certification has been awarded by Bureau Veritas, an international certification agency, in recognition of the stringent Information Security Management System (ISMS) integrated by BEL into all its business processes.
Mr Gowtama M V, Chairman and Managing Director, BEL, received the accreditation certificates from Mr V Sankarasubramanian, Area Manager, Bureau Veritas, at a function held at BEL Corporate Office in Bengaluru on September 11, 2018.
ISMS is a framework of policies and procedures, which includes all legal, physical and technical controls, involved in an organisation’s information risk management processes. It is a systematic approach including people, processes and IT systems to ensure that sensitive company information remains secure.
ISO-27001 is the best-known standard in a family of more than a dozen standards providing requirements for ISMS. The ISO certification is testimony to the fact that information security is one of the cornerstones to BEL’s business activities.