The Fiji National University’s (FNU), National Training and Productivity Centre (NTPC) held an International Organization for Standardization/International Electrotechnical Commission (ISO/IEC 27001) Information Security Management Lead Implementer training workshop at FNU’s Nabua Campus.
The workshop was facilitated by Sandeep Sehgal, who has over 32 years of experience in IT software development and the infrastructure industry. In the past 17 years, he has focused on cyber training, forensic investigation, interviews, and audits.
Participants from HFC Bank, Sun Insurance, iTaukei Land Trust Board, CJ Patel, National Fire Authority, Civil Aviation Authority of Fiji, and FNU’s Information Technology Service were part of the training.
NTPC Information Technology Department head, Praneel Chand said the training was to help organisations get ready to use an Information Security Management System (ISMS) based on ISO/IEC 27001.
“NTPC has been mandated to provide training courses that are designed to build industry capacity and equip professionals and individuals with relevant and contemporary skills for a sustainable career. In some instances, these training courses are tailor-made to suit the specific requests of the industry or customer,” Chand said.
“Information security threats and attacks grow and improve constantly. As such, organisations are increasingly concerned about how their valuable information is handled and protected.”
Chand said the best defence against security threats was to effectively implement and manage information security controls and best practices. Information security is the globally accepted benchmark and a fundamental expectation and requirement of customers, legislators, and other interested parties.
“Fijian organisations and the Fijian economy depend on information technology (IT). However, there have been incidents of cybercrimes and information security breaches, hence a need to implement Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) using ISO 27001 to safeguard against possible attacks and threats,” he said.