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KPC signs information security co-op agreement with PACI
May 14, 2014, 9:41 am

The state-owned Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) and the Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI) have signed an agreement for cooperation in database and electronic transactions security.
In a press conference, Deputy Director General of Information Technology Department at the Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI) Mansour Al-Methen said that the agreement aims to keep abreast with the rapid development in information technology and to make best use of the public key infrastructure (PKI) in achieving the highest level of information security.

Security data requires that a security system certifies, authenticates and encrypts electronic data and transactions, he said.

Al-Methen said the agreement will help KPC and its subsidiaries to certify and issue "Certification Authority" certificates for its electronic transactions.

For his part, Representative of KPC, Deputy CEO of Kuwait National Petroleum Company for Support Services and Chairman of the Supreme Committee for Information Technology Khaled Al-Asousi said the deal will enable KPC and its subsidiaries to create public key infrastructure (PKI) for the oil sector as part of the public key of the state of Kuwait and to generalize the use of smart cards in their working sites.

Al-Asousi noted that the agreement re-demonstrate the importance of integration among government institutions and bodies to materalize state development goals.
He underlined KPC's keenness on continuing and expanding cooperation with government institutions as well as the private sector.

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