The Ministry of Education, represented by the Information Technology Department, has been awarded the ISO 27001 certificate in the field of Information Security Management. This is an international certificate that embodies best practices in information security management systems and contribution to their development. The Information Technology Department earned this valuable certificate through the great efforts exerted in providing the best technical services and using them to enhance the utilization of electronic and information systems in order to preserve their privacy, confidentiality and security.
H.E Mattar Al Hamili, Assistant Undersecretary for Support Services Sector, stated that receiving this certificate from the Department represents an appreciation from specialized international organizations on the Ministry's application of best practices in information security, and the continuous efforts exerted by the Ministry of Education to achieve the highest international standards in this field. This achievement confirms the Ministry's commitment to the highest standards in security and confidentiality, information and risk management.
He added that the comprehensive development strategy adopted by the Ministry has established the principles of excellence and quality in its work, pointing out that the Ministry's IT Department makes tremendous efforts to maintain the highest standards in the field of information security to conform with international standards, stating that obtaining the certificate is an indication that the Ministry is moving in the right direction and aims to achieve the desired goals and objectives. The foremost of which is to adopt the best systems to enhance the effectiveness of managing and reducing the risks related to information security, developing communication services and improving customer satisfaction.
From his side, Ali Al Yafei, Advisor to the Minister of Education on Information Technology Affairs, said that the Ministry of Education has been keen to benefit from global experiences in the field of information security and programs that contribute to raising the level of information protection, to enhance its educational system with best international practices related to information protection systems, methods of storage and archiving, and access by users.
Amro Jaber, Acting Director of the IT Department, emphasized that the Ministry represented by the IT Department has participated in many international forums and conferences specializing in the field of information technology, in order to view and benefit from the best global practices in the implementation of policies related to security systems and protection of information. He noted that the Ministry has established partnerships with international bodies specializing in the field of information technology and security to obtain optimal benefit.
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