ISO/IEC 27001 – Information Technology- Security Techniques – Information Security management systems – requirements SYMPOSIUM
There is an increase in cyber attacks on financial institutions worldwide. Banks have been losing millions to cybercriminals who are often not prosecuted. While the Government of Jamaica is proposing tougher laws to deal with computer related criminal activities it is crucial that financial institutions protect their own information and the intellectual properties of their clients. While the laws will give punishment for breaches to the cybercrimes act, financial institutions will be forced to repair their reputation and could possibly include making restitution to affected parties. Over the last few months the Bureau of Standards Jamaica’s, Technical Information Centre has experienced an increase in request from key stakeholders such as law enforcement officers; credit and financial institutions and information security personnel regarding international standards which are specifically geared towards cybercrimes.
The top five benefits of implementing and attaining certification of ISO/IEC 27001 for Information Security Management Systems (ISMS):
- Following a defined structured approach, with international recognition, can ensure that an ISMS is fit for purpose.
- Information security issues and how to mitigate associated risks, will be identified, managed, monitored and improved in a planned manner.
- Demonstration of organizational commitment to information security will ensure adequate allocation of resources, identification of roles and responsibilities and appropriate training.
- Data will be protected against unauthorized access, demonstrating its authoritative nature, while authorized users will have access to data when required.
- Independent verification of compliance with the standard can ensure that an organization has not been negligent regarding appropriate laws on the privacy of personal information
The NCBJ and GOMEX are proposing that a Symposium be hosted on Wednesday September 11, 2013 at the Knutsford Court Hotel between the hours of 8:30am to 11:30am to achieve the following objectives:
- To sensitize stakeholders in both private and public sectors, the relevance of information security as a means for business survival in this technological age when access to information is just a click away
- To promote ISO/IEC 27001- Information technology- Security techniques- Information security management systems- Requirements which was developed to safeguard and protect the integrity, confidentiality and trust of information/data through implementation and certification.
- To provide a forum for the transfer of cutting edge information pertaining to the intent and relevance of ISO/IEC 27001 by forging meaningful partnerships with all relevant/related stakeholder groups To promote the fact that the NCBJ is now duly accredited to offer certification to ISO 9001 & ISO 14001 and has the capability to offer certification in ISO 27001 and other management systems to international standards should the industry demand it
- To feature the NCBJ as another agency of government that is facilitating world trade through accreditation and certification which ties in to the government’s commitment and support towards the growth of Jamaican businesses through international standards.