iSmart Ghana Secures ISO Certification for Information Security Management

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Ismart Ghana
Ismart Ghana

iSmart International Ghana Limited, a prominent payment solutions provider and mobile value-added services, has achieved ISO 27001:2022 certification, underscoring its unwavering commitment to robust information security management.

This achievement is a testament to our dedication to ensuring the highest level of security for our stakeholders.

Headquartered in Ghana with a branch in Cote d’Ivoire, iSmart specializes in delivering seamless payment solutions and value-added services tailored to the dynamic retail industry landscape.

Key offerings include comprehensive payment solutions that cater to diverse retail needs, facilitating secure USSD payment collections for various entities, including presidential aspirants. Additionally, iSmart manages Ecobank’s SMS traffic termination, ensuring reliable communication channels between the bank and its Ghanaian customers. The company also provides bundled service packages to significant institutions in Ghana, enhancing operational efficiency and communication streamlining.

Iso Cert
Iso Cert

The ISO 27001:2022 certification mandates stringent standards for establishing, implementing, maintaining, and improving an Information Security Management System (ISMS). This includes a rigorous assessment of security practices, policies, and controls, such as penetration testing and vulnerability scanning, to align with international standards set by ISO.

Robert Oduro, founder and chief executive of iSmart, emphasized the significance of certification in maintaining robust information security practices. He highlighted its role in enhancing data security, ensuring compliance with international standards, and fostering trust in iSmart’s capability to safeguard sensitive information effectively.

Oduro reiterated that the certification is a testament to iSmart’s unwavering commitment to protecting sensitive data, mitigating security risks, and maintaining data confidentiality, integrity, and availability. He emphasized that adherence to internationally recognized best practices in information security enhances trust, credibility, and regulatory compliance, thereby assuring our stakeholders of our dedication. This certification not only ensures the security of our operations but also provides our stakeholders with a sense of confidence in our services.

Addressing concerns about potential vulnerabilities within their ecosystem, Oduro affirmed that the ISO 27001:2022 certification empowers iSmart to enforce comprehensive data protection across all levels. This includes integrating stringent security measures among suppliers and partners, conducting regular security audits, and implementing robust data encryption. iSmart ensures consistent data protection throughout its value chain. Continuous monitoring and improving their ISMS further enhances security practices, minimizing risks and bolstering client trust across all interactions.

This certification firmly positions iSmart as a leader in information security management, providing stakeholders with assurance of its commitment to high standards and robust data protection measures. We are proud to lead the way in this crucial aspect of our industry, and our stakeholders can take pride in their association with us.

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