KUWAIT: KIB's Executive Manager - Head of Information Security, Basil Al-Suwaidan, recently received the "Cyber Sentinels' CISO Award 2018" from GEC Media Group; a leading media house specializing in IT and Cyber Security publications, events marketing and communications services. Held in Dubai, the awards ceremony was attended by a number of notable figures and representatives of leading institutions across the region.

The GEC Media Group awards ceremony is a prestigious event sparking the interest of many, as it serves as a pivotal benchmark for outstanding performance in the Information and communication technology sector across the MENA region. Those who compete for the much sought-after award are subject to stringent standards, thereby ensuring they have the necessary experience in innovation and have completed successful initiatives.

Al-Suwaidan was selected as a recipient of this award as a result of the successful implementation of imperative cyber security projects. He was recognized for the quality and durability of policies and systems in place at KIB, as well as the adherence to new standards and the noteworthy efforts made in information security.

On this occasion, Al-Suwaidan expressed his delight at receiving this prestigious award. He also lauded KIB's outstanding efforts in continuously developing and maintaining its policies to ensure the utmost privacy and confidentiality in all its banking processes, as well as to ensure safety and security of the Bank's alternate banking channels. He also noted that this award reflects KIB's unwavering commitment to implementing the best banking solutions in line with the best international standards in information security.

By doing so, the Bank aims at safeguarding customer data to provide secure banking services that always meet customers' expectations.

On her part, Editor of Enterprise Channel MEA magazine, Anushree Dixit, said: "The Editorial team and judging panel responsible for the award focused primarily on projects carried out by those who received the award the previous year. Al-Suwaidan was chosen after his success in implementing an imperative cyber security project. Our research team also noted that Al-Suwaidan has been able to successfully develop and implement a unified information security management framework at KIB."

It is worth noting that GEC Media Group is a leading media house company across the MENA region. Based in Dubai, the company specializes in the IT & Cyber Security publications, events marketing, and communications services. Additionally, GEC Media Group publishes the Enterprise Channels MEA magazine & Cyber Sentinels Magazine, covering the best the industry has to offer across the region.