The Government Infrastructure Operation Department of the Information Technology Affairs at the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) has obtained the ISO/IEC 270001:2013 Information Security Management System certificate, which is specialized in information governance and security for all joint government services that the Ministry provides to other government agencies in the country.
The international standard “ISO 27001: 2013” is considered one of the best standards that verify the good performance and efficiency of the work of substantive and technical procedures and information security in the provision of electronic services. It focuses on assessing how information is protected and secure in cases of storage, handling, processing, and reading. It is also concerned with evaluating the security of access to systems, access to encrypted and non-encrypted information, as well as the exchange of data and information between systems and individuals, whether data is read, audible, or visual.
Commenting on this achievement, Ms. Mashael Ali Al-Hammadi, MOTC’s Acting Assistant Undersecretary of Government Information Technology, said: “Obtaining this certificate is the culmination of the tireless work of the Government Infrastructure Operation Department’s team who didn’t stop at supporting all government entities to ensure their business continuity since COVID-19 began, but also prepared and completed all ISO/IEC 270001:2013 certificate requirements. The team has gone through four rounds of technical and security-related assessment over the past few months, successfully passed them all and obtained the certificate with no observations from the certified assessment firm. We are proud to be one of the very first government entities in Qatar to have achieved that important international standard from the first time”.