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Recently TÜV AUSTRIA HELLAS certified in Saudi Arabia the information security management system of the Stock Exchange of Saudi Arabia [Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul)], according to the requirements of the standard ISO 27001:2013 as well as the information security management system, the business continuity management system and the IT service management system of the Health Informatics & Information Technology Unit of the hospital King Fahad Medical City (KFMC) according to the requirements of standards ISO 27001:2013, ISO 22301:2012 and ISO 20000-1:2011 respectively.

It is worth mentioning that the Stock Exchange of Saudi Arabia is the largest in Middle East. The economy of Saudi Arabia accounts for the 50% of the whole economy of Gulf countries and is the 19th largest economy globally.

The KFMC is considered the largest and the most modern medical complex in Middle East with total capacity of 1095 beds.

Mr. Yiannis Kallias, the General Manager of TÜV AUSTRIA HELLAS said: “these certifications demonstrate both the capacity of these organizations and their sense of responsibility for the safety of their clients’ information, and the ability of TÜV AUSTRIA HELLAS to gain the trust of the most important organizations in SE Europe and Middle East for their certifications. This consists a proof of the successful strategy to internationalize our activities and our high technical competence. It is worth noting that the certification of the Stock Exchange of Saudi Arabia coincided with its recent opening to foreign investors which is an opportunity for them to gain “safe” access to one of the largest and the emerging markets in the world. Also, KFMC is the first Medical facility that achieves the three certifications in Saudi Arabia at the same time”.