Flour Mills Gets Certification to Strengthen Information Security Standards
By Adedapo Adesanya
Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc, Nigeria’s leading integrated food business and agro-allied group, has received the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification for information security.
As with other ISO management system standards, the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification is the most widely recognised global best practice standard for securing assets such as financial information, intellectual property, employee information, and information entrusted to third parties.
With this certification, FMN joins a select group of companies in the country that have taken the bold step of assuring its stakeholders that it has defined and implemented an effective and best-in-class information security process.
Speaking on this, Mr Omoboyede Olusanya, the Group Managing Director of FMN said, “We are truly excited by this achievement and what it means for our consumers and the food industry at large.
“Indeed, the ISO certification in information security demonstrates our long-term commitment to implementing an effective cybersecurity framework that supports our operations and protects our goal of providing food to millions of Nigerian families, while creating wealth for investors.”
On his part, Mr Serge Yao, the Group Head of IT Management at FMN, stated that: “In obtaining the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification, we have gained a better understanding of the group’s risk exposure and responded by implementing strategies that improved and reinforced our security management processes.
“We believe that these measures will now safeguard our digital activities, even as the group continues to focus exclusively on its purpose of feeding the nation every day.”
Incorporated in September 1960 and quoted on the Nigerian Exchange (NGX) Limited since 1978, Flour Mills, owners of the iconic Golden Penny Food brand, is one of Nigeria’s leading food and agro-allied companies.
With a broad basket of food products and robust pan-Nigerian production, distribution, and supply chain network, the flour miller is a fully integrated and diversified food and Agro-allied group.