The Agricultural Development Bank (ADB) has earned the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 27001; 2013 Certification following a rigorous process by PECB Group based in Canada.
The Managing Director of the Bank, Dr. John Kofi Mensah, in a statement copied to Citi Business News said the certification process started last year and was successfully completed last month as part of its commitment in ensuring that customers information is secured and protected.
Dr. John Kofi Mensah noted that the certification which applies to all core banking processes, people, and technology systems at the bank, is in line with global standards and Bank of Ghana directives for data protection.
“The certification is a validation of our ability to provide adequate security for customer information and assure our valued customers that their information is safe, sound and secured with the bank,”he said.
According to him, the certification further validates the aim of the Board, Management and Staff to make ADB, the people’s Bank especially in the area of agribusiness.
He said that with the attainment of the ISO certification, structures and processes have been put in place to identify and elevate information security risks and guard confidential information.
“Receiving the ISO 27001 certification serves as an assurance to our customers that we see the security of their information as a top priority for our business,” he mentioned.
Dr. Mensah stated that due to high risk of cyber attacks, customers were drawn to banks who could provide information security, confidentiality and integrity thus ISO 27001 giving ADB a competitive advantage.
“We do not only have secure management and information systems but we are also compliant and also have better processes complimented by skilled staff to deliver excellent services to our customers” the Managing Director added.