Local Participants Undergo Training to Effectively Manage Threats and Risks to Government Information

Basseterre, St. Kitts, January 30, 2019 (SKNIS): Fifteen (15) participants from various ministries and departments within the public sector are currently undergoing training to ensure that they are capable of securing government’s information, whether physical or technological, by establishing Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) based on international standards.

The workshop, which is entitled “Certified ISO 27001 Lead Implementer and Internal Controls Architect Training and Certification” commenced on Wednesday, January 30, and aims at developing participant’s competencies in establishing, managing, exercising, and maintaining information security in accordance with international best practices.

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Justice, Legal Affairs and Communications, Diana Francis, encouraged participants to learn as much as possible because the information they receive will prove beneficial.

“In participating in this training, each of you will make yourself more marketable and up-to-date with the security standards that are available,” said the permanent secretary, while applauding the participants for taking up the challenge. “We commend all of you for showing interest in this training and it will also help in furthering your education.”

Participants were encouraged to share the knowledge and experience gained with their colleagues so that they too can benefit in the future.

Ms. Francis added that the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis is pleased to partner in this endeavour to ensure that information is always protected.

“The government is investing its required sources in you to ensure that its information is secured from internal and external threats by preventing unauthorized access, use and modification of information and data,” she stated.

The two-day workshop, which runs from January 30-31, is being held in collaboration with the Department of Technology and Certified Information Security Inc. It is a follow-up to the ISO 31000 Enterprise Risk Management training workshop held in St. Kitts in July 2018.

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