NWHSA trains staff on Information Security
National Water Harvesting and Storage Authority conducted an Information Security Management System (ISMS) awareness course on all staff members on 25th and 26th June 2019. The training was presided over by Mr. Andrew Owino of Kenya Bureau of Standard (KEBS).
The main objectives of the course were:
- Introduce participants to the concept of Information Security, Information Security Management Standards.
- To equip participants with the requirements of ISO/IEC 27001 standards and their role in implementation.
- To enable participants understand the ISO/IEC 27001 Risk Assessment Process
- To create awareness on control objectives and controls.
According to Mr. Owino, information security is the preservation of confidentiality that ensures information is accessible only to authorized persons, integrity that safeguards the accuracy and completeness of information processing methods. It also involves availability of information and associated assets to authorized users when required.
Information security is responsible for protection of information from a range of threats, ensures business continuity, minimizes financial loss, optimizes return on investments and increases business opportunities.
The course which was designed for the general staff in order to assist in the implementation of ISMS at NWHSA, equipped members of staff to ensure protection of NWHSA intellectual assets and confidential information.
The Ag. Chief Executive Officer, Eng. Sammy Mburu thanked KEBS for the training and NWHSA’s ISMS ISMS Committee for organizing the training. The Committee was chaired by Mr. Samuel Gatiti. Other members of the committee were Nancy Rotich, Dennis Osoro, CPA Kipkirui Mutai, Jacqueline Wambui, Jonathan Mwania and Benard Aseno. The training took place at the Authority’s auditorium.