GITS receives certification
Monday, August 24, 2015
by Ministry of the Public Service
The Government Information Technology Services acquired ISO 27001 certification that will help ensure security of government information systems.

The Government Information Technology Services (GITS) formally Computer Centre Limited, has acquired ISO 27001 certification for its Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) Project.

The  Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) Project aims to help government manage information in a secure way.

Minister for the Public Service, Information and Broadcasting, Sen. Hon. Dr. James Fletcher said  the  Government of Saint Lucia is determined to ensure that its information systems are secure.

At a certificate presentation ceremony last Thursday, certificates were presented to the ISO team comprising staff of GITS, and the ISO internal audit team comprising staff of the Division of Public Sector Modernization.

His Excellency Ambassador James Chang, said the Taiwan ICDF’s ICT Technical Cooperation Project in Saint Lucia has drawn on Taiwan’s information security management technology and capacity in providing consultancy and guidance to GITS. 

“As part of this project, the Taiwan ICDF invited Taiwanese vendors to assist the Computer Centre Limited in conducting an intensive internal review and to provide detailed education and training," he said. "They were also able to complete improvements to information security management systems and four-tier file information security, ensuring that the Saint Lucian government’s ICT operations take place within a safe and secure information environment.”

The four-tier security system incorporates Information Security Policies at level one; Standard Operating Procedures at level two; Operating Guidelines at level three; and Management Forms at level four.

The presentation ceremony was held on Aug. 20. The ISMS project received EC$287,787 in funding from the Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan).