This procedure has come to fruition with the ISO 27 001 certification awarded by Bureau Veritas for its information system security.
With this certification, Bourse de Casablanca has put itself on the international and regional map as the first stock exchange in Africa and among the first worldwide to obtain certification for its ISMS.
The adoption of international standards also contributes in “providing the guarantees and instilling the trust that the investors and stakeholders of the stock exchange need, in order to develop the financial market in Morocco and propel the Casablanca stock exchange to its position as an efficient regional economic player, in step with the strategic vision of making Casablanca an essential financial hub”, pointed out M. Karim Hajji, Managing Director of Bourse de Casablanca.
The ISO 27 001 standard identifies the requirements for setting up the ISMS, to outline the security measures to be applied to ensure the protection of a company’s sensitive information and assets within the defined scope.
Under the ISO 27 001 standard, Bourse de Casablanca was able to:
• Define security goals and the appropriate measures;
• Implement a process to assess the risk inherent to information security, based on 3 aspects: Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability ;
• Comply with the legal, regulatory and contractual requirements;
• Adopt and implement ISMS policies and procedures as well as an awareness-raising program for the staff.
In addition to this new certification, Bourse de Casablanca renewed its ISO 9001 certification in June 2014 and obtained “the Corporate Social Responsibility” label from “the Moroccan General Confederation of Enterprises” and won the 2013 award of the “National Association of Managers in Human Resources and training”.