IT security programme held for government employees

Written by Mohammed Farooq

Topics: Technology

General Director of Information Technology at the Central Informatics Organisation (CIO) Shaikh Salman bin Mohammed Al Khalifa has announced the start of a Security Awareness Programme for employees from government agencies. The programme has been designed to raise awareness on security and information protection when using computer systems and networks. In a press release issued yesterday, Shaikh Salman explained that the programme seeks to inform government employees of the correct security practices that should be applied and show them how to use information systems in order to ensure confidentiality, accuracy and the availability of information. He explained that the programme will significantly contribute to ensuring the protection of sensitive and confidential information utilised by the CIO and will increase efficiency and cost-effectiveness. The general director affirmed that the CIO is eager to develop its e-services and create Security Awareness Programmes  for the staff of various government agencies in order to keep apace with the latest technological developments within the government sector. Chief of Information Security, Mubarak Abdullah Al Hiddi, explained that the human factor is a major key to ITsecurity and to ensuring the safety and integrity of information. He stressed that the department is eager to develop secure and protected systems and to provide services to all government agencies that

rely on e-mail as the main form of communication in order to familiarise them with the risks associated with such new technology and how to deal with such threats. Al Hiddi added the department is working to assess the risk potential of ITnetworks, systems and electronic applications and also checks for grid-governmental organisation protection and provides advisory services to all government agencies. It is working to set up security policies and procedures and is eager to update all networking components, systems and applications in order to render them more secure.

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