BANGALORE: Gulf Insurance Company (GIC), a Kuwaiti insurance company, has tied up with Wipro to implement a robust information security management system, upgrading its processes to BS7799 standards. BS7799 is the standard for organizations worldwide to manage IT design and control risk for Information Security Policies and assets.
According to the press release, GIC utilized the services of global IT services company, Wipro Ltd and the certification body, BSI Management Systems, to achieve this certification. The project was completed within the scheduled span of five months. The BS7799 certification provided GIC with well defined and documented security policies, processes and guidelines to preserve the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information at all stages of the information lifecycle.
GIC expects this certification to benchmark its information security processes against global standards. The release further states that the certification will help build credibility and trust among the stakeholders, ensure compliance with relevant regulations, and maintain proactive security management for a comprehensive security culture at all levels in the organization.