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  • Jamaica will host a four-day seminar on Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) from November 10 to 14 at the Knutsford Court Hotel in Kingston.
  • The seminar will target managers of: information security; information technology and corporate security; corporate governance; risk and compliance, as well as information security consultants.
  • Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Phillip Paulwell will bring greetings and open the training.

Jamaica will host a four-day seminar on Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) from November 10 to 14 at the Knutsford Court Hotel in Kingston.
The seminar will target managers of: information security; information technology and corporate security; corporate governance; risk and compliance, as well as information security consultants.
The forum is being organised by EduCentres Limited, which specialises in computer training, knowledge management, systems consulting, and application development.
Executive Director of EduCentres Limited and Course Presenter, Richard Shaw says the conference is timely as Jamaica prepares for the establishment of the logistics hub, which will require local companies to adhere to international standards such as ISO 27001.
This is the international standard for ISMS. It was developed to provide a model for establishing, implementing, operating, monitoring, reviewing, maintaining and improving on information security management systems. ISO 27001 gives companies the assurance that their information security measures are effective.
“Organisations may have some form of information security management practice that they adhere to but if it is not consistent with the international standards it will not be readily recognized,” Mr. Shaw said, adding “I think it is imperative that all organisations get on board with the standard and move towards getting certified”.
Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Phillip Paulwell will bring greetings and open the training.

The conference promises to educate participants on the standards and help them understand the requirements for compliance and prepare them to implement the standards within their organisations.
For more details on the conference, persons may contact Hugh Campbell, Partner at EduCentres Limited at 610-7775/ 381-1972