HNB enhances security to global best practices with ISO 27001:2013 certification With Bureau Veritas Lanka

May. 19 2020

Bureau Veritas Lanka Business Development Certification and Training Executive Manesh K. Umakanthan, Bureau Veritas Lanka Head of Marketing and Sales Gayan Balachandra, Bureau Veritas Lanka General Manager Shan Nanayakkara, HNB Managing Director /CEO Jonathan Alles, HNB Chief Technology and Digital Officer Rohan Buultjens, HNB Chief Information Officer Ruwan Bakmedeniya, HNB Head of Security and Assurance Prasad Tennakoon and HNB IT Systems Security and Compliance Senior Manager Diva Devasagayam

Sri Lanka’s most digitally innovative bank HNB announced another major milestone in its technological evolution with the bolstering of its Information Systems to reach ISO 27001:2013 certification – the highest applicable standard for information security globally.

All of HNB’s information systems and protocols will be stringently maintained in accordance with global best practices, thereby ensuring customer security at highest levels.

“Given HNB’s own role leading the charge on digital innovation –we felt that it is especially imperative for HNB to also align with global best practices on information security. We will maintain global IT best practices as an ISO certified IT organization for financial information and data security,” HNB Chief Information Officer Ruwan Bakmedeniya said.

In addition to standardizing processes and bolstering security, the certification will also enhance HNB’s ability to establish business process with international parties, including entities bound to adhere to the most stringent regulator environments. He further noted that the standardization of processes enabled by ISO 27001:2013 certification was also invaluable in establishing an even stronger organizational culture that is itself rooted firmly in security, thereby complementing the established infrastructure and protocols.