Critical Mass Cyber Security Requirement Standard goes operational

The Critical Cyber Security Requirement Standard which was issued by Information Network Security Agency (INSA) has been launched on a workshop held on February 22 and 23 2017 at Hilton Hotel.

In the two-day workshop to create awareness on the part of governmental and non-governmental Key infrastructures on how the standard should be implemented, the Director General of INSA, Major General Tekleberhan W/Aregay, stressed that the organizations of the country must put in place the "cyber security capability and establish processes which are required to actively manage security risks on their non-electronic and electronic information and information systems".

It was also disclosed on the occasion that it is imperative for the organizations of the country to implement the standard as it is the minimum requirement to enable their capacity to secure their information and information systems. For this to happen, the Director General emphasized, the management of the respective organizations should play the expected leadership role.

Following the technical explanation on the Standard by the expert on the issue, Ato Temesgen Ketaw, the participants held a constructive discussion which could help the stake holders to be on the same page on the contents of the standard and on the way forward to implement the standard.