Addis Ababa February 22/2017 Information Network Security Agency (INSA) has launched a “Critical Mass Cyber Security Requirement Standard” that ensures the cyber security of government organizations and key private institutions.
Opening a two-day workshop aimed at creating awareness on the standard, INSA Director-General, Major General Teklebirhan W/Aregay said the standard will play pivotal role in protecting the information and information systems of organizations.
Besides implementing upper layer cyber security frameworks of the nation and creating alignment with them, it will help create cyber security practice and culture in organizations, he added.
According to him, it would further serve as a multi-purpose document which enables organizations to get international certification.
The standard that is tabled for discussion will be implemented by federal and regional organizations and key private institutions in the country.
Electronic Government Director at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Abiyot Bayu said the standard creates confidence among the organizations on cyber security.
He noted that the reliance on information systems is increasing the vulnerability of organizations to cyber attacks which are becoming highly complicated, dynamic and destructive.
Hence, the director stressed that it is essential to ensure the security of organizational information systems in order to protect organizations from cyber attackers and to minimize the impact of cyber attacks on the country.