Interswitch Retains ISO 22301 Recertification for BCM

August 25, 2023

By Aduragbemi Omiyale

For the fifth consecutive year, Interswitch has received the ISO 22301 recertification for Business Continuity Management (BCM) after a rigorous surveillance audit process.

A leading provider of audit and certification services in the field of information security and privacy, MSECB, served in the capacity of auditors for the certification process.

The certification process involved rigorous audits and evaluations of Interswitch’s business processes, contingency plans, and disaster recovery capabilities.

In a statement, Interswitch enthused that maintaining the ISO 22301 certification is a testament to its comprehensive approach to risk assessment, mitigation, and recovery planning.

The achievement of the ISO 22301 recertification positions Interswitch at the forefront of companies that prioritise operational resilience and adaptability and reinforces the company’s ability to manage potential disruptions effectively, safeguard critical operations, and maintain an uninterrupted flow of services that customers can continue to depend on.

It also validates the company’s dedication to effectively managing potential disruptions, minimising downtime, and ensuring seamless service delivery even in the face of unexpected challenges.

“At Interswitch, ISO 22301 certification represents our unwavering commitment to resilience, dedication to business continuity, and profound understanding of the significance of preparing for the unexpected.

“ISO 22301 recertification is a proactive approach to risk management that demonstrates to stakeholders and customers that we at Interswitch prioritise the continuity of our operations, even in the face of adversity.

“It is not just a mark of achievement; it is a testament to Interswitch’s tested capacity to weather storms and emerge stronger on the other side,” the Executive Vice President for Risk and Information Security at Interswitch, Mr Griffith Ehebha, said.

Since the company’s ISO 22301 certification in August 2018, Interswitch has remained committed to upholding the global best practice in BCM, maintaining the highest standards of operational resilience and safeguarding the interests of its customers and stakeholders.

ISO 22301 is an internationally recognized standard that sets forth requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining, and continually improving a robust BCM system.

Interswitch is also certified to four other ISO standards, including ISO 27001: Information Security Management System, ISO 9001; Quality Management System, ISO 20000: Information Technology Service Management System, ISO 45001 and Occupational Health and Safety Management System.

All five of these 5 standards are managed centrally as an Integrated Management System (IMS).

Aduragbemi Omiyale

Aduragbemi Omiyale is a journalist with Business Post Nigeria, who has passion for news writing. In her leisure time, she loves to read.

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