Largest independent drugs firm in Egypt gets information security award


October 6, 2000

Interest in BS 7799 - Code of Practice for information security management, is fast growing internationally and across a widening variety of sectors.

Both trends are demonstrated by the registration of Amoun Pharmaceuticals, Egypt's largest independent pharmaceuticals venture with offices in Egypt and the USA.

The BS 7799 registration certificate awarded to Amoun is the first of its kind in the pharmaceuticals sector and was the 20th to be issued by BSI outside the UK.

BSI helps organisations get the most value from their management systems through registration to international standards by a process-driven auditing approach. In addition to registering firms to the information security standard, BSI registers organisations to standards covering the management of quality, environmental best practice, and occupational health and safety.