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NJ TRANSIT RECOGNIZED FOR CYBER SECURITY SAFEGUARDS OF CUSTOMER DATA

NJ TRANSIT is the First Public Transit Agency in the Nation to Achieve ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Certification

NEWARK, NJNJ TRANSIT has received a prestigious internationally recognized certification for its continued efforts to protect the integrity and privacy of corporate and customer information. NJ TRANSIT is proud to be the first public transit agency in the nation to achieve ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification. NJ TRANSIT’s achievement of the certification highlights its commitment to protecting customer data and its proactive approach towards information security threats.

“When I joined NJ TRANSIT, one of my first orders of business was recruiting the highest caliber talent to take technology at our agency to the next level, including our new Chief Information & Digital Officer Lookman Fazal,” said NJ TRANSIT President and CEO Kevin Corbett. “We started investing heavily in technology, and that investment is paying off today. Through ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification, NJ TRANSIT will ensure data privacy and integrity for our business model covering corporate and customer information while leading the nation in transit system data security.”

“NJ TRANSIT is continuously working to improve cyber security,” said NJ TRANSIT Chief Information Security Officer Bilal Khan. “The agency is committed to ensuring data privacy and integrity and adopting best practices to minimize threats.”

The ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification is confirmed by an independent and accredited auditor that demonstrates NJ TRANSIT uses best practices to manage, secure and protect our information. The standards of the ISO/IEC provide an internationally recognized framework and guidelines for companies to keep customer information secure.

ISO is an independent, non-governmental international organization with a membership of 165 national standards bodies. Through its members, it brings together experts to share knowledge and develop voluntary, consensus-based, market relevant International Standards that support innovation and provide solutions to global challenges.  ISO currently has more than 23,000 international standards covering almost all aspects of technology and manufacturing.

About NJ TRANSIT

NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 925,000 weekday trips on 253 bus routes, three light rail lines, 12 commuter rail lines and through Access Link paratransit service. It is the third largest transit system in the country with 166 rail stations, 62 light rail stations and more than 19,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.