Opportunity International Savings and Loans Ltd. (OISL) has achieved a significant milestone by receiving ISO/IEC 27001 certification, aligning with the directives of the Bank of Ghana to enhance cybersecurity and information security practices within financial institutions.
The certification, awarded by Certi-Trust, a renowned global certification body specializing in Information Security, Cybersecurity, and Privacy Protection, underscores OISL’s commitment to robust security measures.
The certification process was conducted independently by Mr. Eric Odae, Principal Auditor at Certi-Trust, who led the audit and compliance validation. The management team of OISL, led by Mr. Benjamin Kwasi Kusi, Chairman of the Board of IT and Cyber Committee, Mr. Kwame Owusu-Boateng (CEO of OISL), and Dr. Francis Takyi (Chief Risk Officer/Director of Cyber and Information Security of OISL), received the certificate, symbolizing the organization’s dedication to maintaining the highest standards of cybersecurity.
OISL partnered with Innovare Ghana Ltd to go through the certification process, demonstrating its commitment to excellence and adherence to international standards. The ISO/IEC 27001 certification emphasizes the importance of identifying and assessing information security risks, providing a comprehensive framework for establishing, implementing, maintaining, and continually improving Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) within financial institutions.
In a statement issued by the company in Accra, OISL expressed pride in achieving this regulatory milestone, highlighting its significance as one of the few Savings and Loans Institutions to attain ISO/IEC 27001 certification.
OISL’s Strengthened Defenses Against Cyber Threats
The certification reflects OISL’s strengthened defenses against cyber threats and its dedication to upholding robust information security practices to safeguard customer information and ensure regulatory compliance.
As a subsidiary of Opportunity International (OI), a global organization serving clients in 31 countries worldwide, OISL’s attainment of ISO/IEC 27001 certification reinforces its commitment to excellence and reinforces its position as a trusted provider of financial services. Moving forward, OISL remains steadfast in its mission to prioritize the security and privacy of its customers’ information while delivering innovative solutions and maintaining regulatory compliance in the dynamic landscape of financial services.
Furthermore, the attainment of ISO/IEC 27001 certification positions Opportunity International Savings and Loans as a leader in the financial services industry, setting a benchmark for other institutions to follow. By investing in robust cybersecurity measures and achieving international accreditation, OISL demonstrates its proactive approach to addressing evolving cyber threats and protecting the interests of its stakeholders.
This certification not only enhances OISL’s reputation for reliability and trustworthiness but also instills confidence among customers, investors, and regulatory bodies. As OISL continues to innovate and expand its offerings, the ISO/IEC 27001 certification serves as a testament to its unwavering commitment to maintaining the highest standards of information security and upholding the integrity of its operations.