GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited receives ISO-27001:2005 certification

Tuesday, March 17, 2009, 11:11 by Business Editor

GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited (GHIAL) and the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport have been awarded an ISO 27001:2005 (Information Security Management System) certification by the auditors of BSI (British Standards Institute).

This is the highest certification from BSI for Information Security, which consists of IT along with Information Technology and Communications, Human Resource, Facilities and Administration (Operations), Finance/Legal, Physical & Environmental Security and Technical Services.

Mr. P.S.Nair, Chief Executive Officer of GHIAL was in the best of spirits, “We are the first airport in India to get the ISO 27001 certification. The certification shows that GHIAL is complying with Global Information Security standards and is committed to ensure that the airport’s security is top notch. With the ISMS
(Information Security Management System) implementation the airport security has increased significantly. It also shows a high degree of maturity of GHIAL’s IT organization.” he proudly said.

Echoing Mr. P.S.Nair’s comments, Mr. A.Viswanath, Chief Commercial Officer, GHIAL, said , “At GHIAL, our constant endeavour is to promote application of the best technologies of information business and its protection, so as to create trust amongst our business partners and at the same time, assuring the success of our business operations.”

“The Information Technology at RGIA has improved productivity and has immensely helped the Airport users particularly the Airlines and passengers.” he added.

ISO 27001 is a global standard for setting and management of Information Security Management Systems (ISMS).

Appin Security Group operates the Security Operations Center for GHIAL, and is responsible for the various security processes and procedures which enabled GHIAL to get the requisite certification.

GHIAL’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport now becomes one of the first airports in South and South East Asia, to be certified as ISO 27001 compliant. Till now very few airports around the world are ISO 27001 certified.

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