New milestone as Kingdom Bank receives ISO Certification

Head of Risk and Compliance at the Kingdom Bank Moses Kariuki (right), receives the bank's ISO certification. Photo: Obegi Malack

Kingdom Bank, a subsidiary of the Co-operative Bank of Kenya reached yet another milestone in their relentless quest to provide world class service to their clientele by attaining the International Organization for Standardization/International Electrotechnical Commission (ISO/IEC 27001:2022) certification.

ISO prestigious accreditation underscores the bank’s unwavering dedication to ensuring the highest standards of information security management.

ISO/IEC 27001:2022 is an internationally recognized standard that provides a systematic approach to managing sensitive information and mitigating information security risks.

Kingdom Bank Head of Risk and Compliance, Moses Kariuki said by successfully obtaining this certification, the bank demonstrates its proactive stance in safeguarding confidential customer data, preserving data integrity and ensuring continuous availability, further solidifying its position as a trusted custodian of financial information.

Kariuki said the milestone represents a monumental achievement for the bank as it signifies relentless pursuit of excellence in protecting the data entrusted to it by its customers, partners and stakeholders.

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“Our adherence to the ISO/IEC 27001:2022 standard reflects our steadfast commitment to maintaining the highest levels of security and trust in all facets of our operations,” he noted.

The rigorous certification process involved a comprehensive evaluation conducted by Certi-Trust, an accredited third-party certification body.

This evaluation encompassed a thorough assessment of bank’s information security policies, procedures, controls and practices to ensure alignment with the stringent requirements outlined in the ISO/IEC 27001:2022 standards.

“Obtaining ISO/IEC 27001:2022 certification underscores our dedication to providing a secure banking environment and reinforces our commitment to data privacy and security. Our customers can rest assured that their personal information is safeguarded with the utmost diligence and care,” added Kariuki.

With this achievement, the bank sets a new industry benchmark for information security management, exemplifying its leadership in prioritising customer data protection and resilience against emerging cyber threats.

The certification also serves as a testament to the Bank’s proactive approach to risk management and its unwavering commitment to maintaining the trust and confidence of its stakeholders.

The ISO/IEC 27001:2022 certification underscores the bank’s dedication to staying at the forefront of information security best practices and ensuring the resilience of its systems and processes.

The bank was acquired by Co-operative Bank in August 2020. It had over KSh457 billion total assets and KSh20.7 billion profit before tax was recorded as at 31 December 2019.

By Obegi Malack

obegimalack@gmail.com

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