The 2nd National ISO/IEC 27001 Information Security Management Systems Standard Capacity Building Workshop hosted by OGCIO and VBS

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The second ISO/IEC 27001 Standards capacity buildingworkshop is an extension of the first awareness Workshop which was held at the Melanesian Hotel on the 20th of June 2022. It was an introductory session to the ISO 27000 Family Series of Standards; the ISO/IEC 27001 Standard; ISO 9001 and ISO 31000. Positive feedbacks from this first awareness workshop have prompt the team to facilitate the second ISO/IEC 27001 capacity building workshop.

These capacity-building workshops are in line with the six key Cyber Security Priorities under the Vanuatu National Cyber Security Strategy of 2030, which Vanuatu as a nation must address as part of its development towards its National Security. The Cybersecurity Priority (CSP) 6 focus on the Cybersecurity Standards and Legal Framework.

Therefore, the office of the Government Chief Information officer in collaboration with the Vanuatu Bureau of Standards (VBS) through the established Cyber Security Multi-Stakeholder Framework, are currently working on the implementation of the ISO/IEC 27001 Standard which deals with Information Security Management System. This workshop sees participant from various stakeholders in both the government and the private sector institutions who attended this Capacity building workshop.

Positive feedbacks were shared by participants.

“The workshops have broadened my knowledge on the existing Information Security Management Systems and the importance of acquiring the standards when implementing the system.

As for VPPA we are a statutory body organized last year and data is our core asset. Though we are practicing one or two aspects of the controls, under the domains as discussed. Yet these aspects put together is a system itself with Its standards.

I enjoyed the interactive part, learning from others and overall, I was able to see the importance of implementing such system withing my organizations or any other organization that I may be in the future in terms of security management system”. Nigela Avock.

Information disseminated  from this capacity building workshop will assist  particiapnts to understand the key technical aspects of implementing the ISO/IEC 27001 Standard. It will also help stress the importance and benefits of applying and complying with the ISO/IEC 27001 Standards in their respective organizations.