Heritage Bank Plc has achieved the Information Security Management Certification from International Standards Organisation (ISO), the lender said in a statement.
According to the bank: “This certification also known as the ISO 27001: 2013 is part of the ISO 27000 family of standards, which helps organisations keep information assets secure. The certification was achieved on the heels of the bank’s drive to revolutionalise the banking sector digital experience with Octopus, by putting in place a systematic approach to managing sensitive organisational information, ensuring it remains seamless, secure and available.”
It explained that the Octopus platform has numerous benefits for users, thereby allowing small businesses key into electronic payment system easily, efficient collections, social integration, retention strategy, bills payment, mobile virtual top-up, funds transfer, balance enquiry, movie show time and news.
“With the introduction of Octopus, the ISO 27001: 2013 Information Security Management Certification is proof of the Bank’s demonstrated ability to consistently provide products and services that gives service consumers and customers an easily recognisable security hallmark.”
Speaking on the award, the MD/CEO of Heritage Bank Plc, Ifie Sekibo, reiterated the bank’s commitment to providing secured services. He gave assurance to customers that their information is appropriately protected thus reducing the need to undertake time consuming and costly onsite security audits.