People’s Bank becomes the First and Only State Bank to achieve ISO/IEC
27001:2013 Certification for Information Security Management
In a landmark achievement, People’s Bank with Prestige, has become the first and only state
bank to obtain ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification the world’s highest accreditation for
information protection and security, from the international Organization for Standization (ISO)
for the Banke’s entire Information Technology System.
The certification is awarded in recognition of the Bank’s stringent information security
management and its compliance with the highest international information security standards.
This is a major new milestone to People’s Bank, the proud owner of the largest branch network
in the country.
ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Certification is the highest globally accepted benchmark developed
specifically for Information Security Management system (ISMS), which requires an
organization to adopt and implement a systematic approach to ensure its sensitive corporate
information is maintained safe and secured. The certificate outlines the rules for implementing,
operating and improving ISMS with the context of an organization’s overall business risks.
Being the latest version of the international standard for Information Security Management,
the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 provides a framework and a systematic approach to implement
effective controls that help in maintaining the confidentiality, integrity and availability of
This certification comes to People’s Bank at a time when the Bank is accelerating its digital drive
with compliance to global standards for information security.
Strengthened with ISO/IEC 27001:2013, People’s Bank is enable to drive its business with
efficiency, innovation and technological advancement as part of its progressive strategy. This is
achieved by creating a highly secured technological environment comprising of advanced
electronic delivery channels, with features and services that are available in today’s fast
Achieving such enhancements, People’s Bank constantly improves e-channels, banking services
and expanding customer delivery systems to provide its customers with multiple alternative
banking channels enriched with latest technology to propel Sri Lanka, in becoming a tec-savvy
People’s Bank CEO/GM N. Vasantha Kumar receiving ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification
from General manager of Bureau Veritas Shan Nanayakkara. People’s Bank Head of IT
Sandalal Edirisinghe is also pictured here.