On the 20th of July 2022 the Office of Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO) and the Vanuatu Bureau of Standards (VBS) have successfully facilitated the second ISO/IEC 27001 Capacity Building workshop at the Grand Hotel.
Vanuatu’s Cybercrime Act No.22 of 2021 was passed by Parliament in June 2021 and adopted in September of the same year. This is achieved as a result of efforts from all stakeholders both national and international.
CERT Vanuatu (CERT VU), acting on behalf of the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO) yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Vanuatu Police Force (VPF) to collaborate on cybersecurity and cybercrime responses in the country at the VANSEC house.
In June 2018, Vanuatu launched its national Computer Emergency Response Team, CERT Vanuatu (CERT VU).
The CERT was formed as a result of a cooperative multistakeholder process to enhance and strengthen Vanuatu’s national security. CERT VU continues to pursue its objectives of responding to malicious incidents, promoting cybersecurity awareness, and ensuring the accountability and integrity of Vanuatu’s IP networks.
Last week the Government of Vanuatu was the victim of a cyberattack which took down government websites. A Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) officer of the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO), Kensley Joses, says they are currently running a preliminary and analysis investigation.
A recent 3-day Cybersecurity conference at Warwick, Le Lagon sought to review and improve cyber strategies in Vanuatu.
The conference which was hosted by the Oceania Cyber security Centre, based in Victoria, Australia, saw Government and private sector representatives from the Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) departments attending the event.
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