PT&T obtains 2nd ISO certification

DIVERSIFIED telecommunications firm Philippine Telegraph and Telephone Corp. (PT&T) announced on Tuesday that it has achieved its first ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification for its Information Security Management System (ISMS).

ISMS certifications affirm that the company has vastly invested in technology, processes, manpower and an independent assessment to help protect and ensure the privacy, confidentiality, integrity and availability of all its information assets and corporate data.

“We are extremely proud of this accomplishment,” James Velasquez, PT&T president and chief executive officer, explained. “It validates that our processes, protocols and controls are aligned with international information security standards. This certification will also provide further assurance to our clients and customers when evaluating our information security posture.”

ISO/IEC 27001:2013 specifies the requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and continually improving an information security management system within the organization’s context. It also includes provisions for assessing and treating information security risks tailored to the organization’s needs.

PT&T’s certification and extensive audit process was conducted by globally recognized ISO certification body BQSR. Aside from ISMS certification, PT&T also completed its first surveillance audit for its ISO 9001:2015 for QMS, which was completed during the course of the pandemic.

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“We already earned our ISO 9001:2015 certification for our Quality Management System (QMS) in 2021. Obtaining ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification for ISMS is another significant milestone within our strategic pillars of growth,” Concepcion D.S. Roxas, Chief People and Culture officer, said.

“We are committed to obtaining the necessary certifications, attestations and audit reports that demonstrate compliance with our industry’s standards and regulations.”

PT&T has been one of the major telecommunications service providers in the Philippines since its founding in 1962. The company’s niche markets are conglomerates, small and medium-scale business and residential segments across the country.

It continues to specialize in adapting its services to the particular needs of its enterprise and institutional end users as its business activities are mainly in connectivity and information technology services.

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