Rack Centre Obtains ISO/IEC 27001: 2013 IS & Management System Certification

Mr Ayotunde Coker, Managing Director, Rack Centre


Nigeria’s Premium Data Centre, Rack Centre, has acquired the global ISO/IEC27001:2013 certification for an information security management system.

ISO/IEC 27001:2013, an Information Security Management System is the most rigorous global standard for information security and confirms that an organization has put in place best practices for information security processes and is ensuring data integrity, confidentiality and customer asset safety.

According to Mr Ayotunde Coker, Managing Director, Rack Centre, he said “achieving certification of this standard shows that Rack Centre is committed to assessing and managing security risks and managing sensitive data. Our ISO/IEIC 27001:2013 certification is enterprise wide and was achieved after a seamless process as indicated by the Assessors. We are delighted with the formal certification to this global standard which affirms that Rack Centre stands for excellence and industry leadership in all its activities”.

Working in conjunction with Deloitte, Rack Centre was certified after a rigorous auditing of the facility and entire business operations by the British Standards Institution (BSI), the Global Standards Body.

Deloitte, the leading professional services network, provided consulting, implementation and certification advisory to Rack Centre during the meticulous ISO/IEC 27001:2013 audit with BSI.

Theuns Kotze, Managing Director for BSI Middle East and Africa, in congratulating Rack Centre, said “it had fulfilled the requirements of this distinguished certification and recognize the advantages of implementing an Information Security Management System for itself, the stakeholders and its customers. Rack Centre has clearly demonstrated that it operates to a global level of excellence”.

Tope Aladenusi, chief strategy officer and cyber security leader, Deloitte West Africa, has congratulated Rack Centre on the achievement, pointing out that, “Deloitte has supported Rack Centre to further enhance a culture centered on security which made it easy for it to go through the audit. The focus on knowledge transfer throughout the engagement was thorough and all members of the core team and stakeholders were carried along throughout the project. The implementation focused on developing an overall risk and information security framework that aligns with Rack Centre’s business objectives and helped to further fortify its Data Centre and Enterprise IT operations to be Secure, Vigilant and Resilient’”.

Rack Centre is 100% owned by Jagal, a Nigerian conglomerate holding that operates leading energy businesses and manages a diverse portfolio of investments.

Rack Centre, is a state-of-the-art, Tier III Design Certified data centre offering carrier-neutral collocation services.

It is the most connected in West Africa, offering 16 major carriers in the country and direct connection to all undersea cables serving the South Atlantic Coast of Africa.

Its Cloud on GroundTM services offers a locally hosted cloud marketplace. Collocating within Rack Centre allows companies to avoid fixed infrastructure investments and to leave the growing complexity of managing power and environmental issues to specialists.

On the other hand, BSI (British Standards Institution) is the business standards company that equips businesses with the necessary solutions to turn standards of best practice into habits of excellence. Formed in 1901, BSI was the world’s first National Standards Body and a founding member of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

Over a century later it continues to facilitate business improvement across the globe by helping its clients drive performance, manage risk and grow sustainably through the adoption of international management systems standards, many of which BSI originated.

Renowned for its marks of excellence including the consumer recognized BSI Kitemark™, BSI’s influence spans multiple sectors including Aerospace, Automotive, Built Environment, Food, Healthcare and ICT. With 80,000 clients in 182 countries, BSI is an organization whose standards inspire excellence across the globe.

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