KARACHI - Pakistan State Oil, the largest oil marketing company has been awarded the ISO/IEC 27001:2005 - Information Security Management System Certification in recognition of its secure multi site provision of IT Service to PSO office and Departments .PSO is the first company in the Oil and gas Industry in Pakistan that achieved this milestone in information security. A ceremony was organised at PSO House Monday where ISO certification was awarded by Managing Director SGS Syed Farrukh Mazhar to Managing Director PSO, Kaleem Siddiqi. On this occasion, Siddiqi congratulated the IS team at PSO for their outstanding performance. ISO 27001:2005 reflects the quality certification as per the latest internationally recognised standards that should be implemented by Information System Department of any organization. The objective of ISO 27001 is to provide organization with a common basis for marinating information security and assurance for the confidentiality, integrity and timely availability of information's assets. In Pakistan only other than PSO, eleven (11) organizations including IT companies / software houses mostly affiliates of foreign companies, are ISMS certified.