Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (MOICT) and National Information Technology Authority organised a workshop to disseminate the National Information Security Strategy to different stakeholders.
The workshop was attended by representatives from both the public and private sector including banks, telecoms and Government agencies.
The main focus of the event was to sensitise stakeholders on the National Information Security Framework (NISF) which has been completed and is to be shared with the relevant publics by end of February.
The meeting highlighted the structure of the National Information Security Framework, Structure Governance, Information, Personnel and Physical Security.
Speaking at the event, Director for Information Security at NITA-U, Mr Peter Kahiigi urged all organisations to mitigate risks of intentional and unintentional supply chain compromise by establishing consistent supply chain security processes with clear lines of accountability.
He also advised organisations to ensure that suppliers are subject to and pass a national security impact assessment emphasising that ICTs can help transform Uganda into a knowledge-based society if users have confidence that the systems would work safely and securely.
The stakeholders were also sensitised on the existence of Cyber Laws that are in place to provide a safe and secure environmentfor online transactions as well as initiatives to provide a safer cyber world for children in Uganda.
The National Information Security Framework has been created with the intent of protecting critical information infrastructure in both public and private sectors.