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Developing a Policy Understanding on Information Security: Glocal (Global and Local) Perspective

The Workshop Developing a Policy Understanding on Information Security: Glocal (Global and Local) Perspective offers probes the issue with a tapestry of points being raised.

Key points include:

  • Small Island Developing States with Trinidad and Tobago as a Case Study. Government projects are pushing forward and there needs to be the enabling policy environment to support this. Data Protection and Privacy is of paramount concern in terms of Information Society. Policy however needs to be contextualised and harmonised.
  • Need for IG to be recognised as an important and multi-dimensional issue in itself. It needs to be represented as something more than a Telecommunications issues as is still being done in much of the Caribbean and Pacific states.
  • Information Security (IS) can be looked at on two (2) levels: Information that has been digitised and stored and that information that is in transit.
  • IS is becoming an even more critical issue with developments in Cloud Computing.
  • How do you contexualise and translate this issue in different parts of the world?
  • More Awareness needed at the User Level.
  • Sociological Aspects in terms of ICT changes the top down nature of Parent and Child relationships.
  • India e-Government Multi-Layered Project - One important aspect on this project is establishment of Data Centres.
  • Convergent Devices - Now instead of only using one type of content you are using multiple content avenues.
  • Need for Harmonisation across jurisdictions. Although there are a lot of guidelines eg OECD but most of the countries still have their own legislation which may be very different.
  • Need for Capacity Building, and development of tools e.g. India in Collaboration with Council of Europe created a
  • Microsoft (India) proposed use of genuine and updated software.
  • Information Security needs some Technological Solutions but also Capacity Building and a change in the processes themselves.
  • Mobile Devices as a growing issue. Are there any legal frameworks needed to protect citizens in this context?
  • Concerns include lack of trust as well as technical and legal mechanisms to detect and enforce against threats to Information Safety.
  • ICT must not be used to undermine Peace. It is a challenge because of how difficult it is to attribute and take Cybersecurity measures.
  • Ecosystem Approach to IS with policy considerations on Corporate Level, National, Regional and International Level. How do these interact to ensure there are acceptable norms within Sovereign Countries.

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