Microsoft, Innovare partner to demonstrate compliant standards

Microsoft in partnership with Innovare Learning hosted a workshop with the purpose of demonstrating that the organisation’s standards are compliant with the country’s cyber security directive.

The directive sets to ensure that institutions create a secure environment within cyberspace for the financial services industry and generate adequate trust and confidence in ICT systems as well as transactions in the cyberspace.

It is also meant to strengthen the regulatory framework for ensuring a secured environment within cyberspace amongst others.

The event, which brought together stakeholders in the financial services including representatives of the Bank of Ghana, discussed the status of cyber security in the region as well as Microsoft’s commitment to comply with Ghana’s cyber security directive.

It was aimed at providing a forum where stakeholders in the Financial Services Industry can discuss global best practices in cyber security and also explore the implementation of the policy set out.                     

Microsoft demonstrated the methodology for managing and handling cyber security challenges which comply with international standards such as National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and ISO 2700

Opening the workshop, Government Affairs Director, Microsoft Nigeria and Ghana – Rimini Makama said “we recognise that success in advancing cyber security requires an approach that is  multi-stakeholder in nature which is why forums like this are very important.”

She said “governments around the world are having very crucial conversations on cyber security, which are resulting in more policies to improve cyber security-related risk management globally.”

The event also aimed to equip the banks with the tools, knowledge, and understanding to benchmark, assess, and improve their enterprise risk management programme.

“To be able to present to those in attendance and see their interest was rather exciting. Like Microsoft, Innovare shares the commitment to privacy and security of an individual’s data. Both parties believe that the digital information our customers create and store using cloud services is and remains the property of the customer and is entitled to the same privacy protection as paper records sent by mail or stored in a safe,”  C.K. Bruce, CEO at Innovare said.

John Edokpolo – Lead Commercial Attorney for Microsoft Emerging Markets stated, “As organisations transform digitally, they need to be able to trust their technology solutions providers that are partnering with them to shape that transformation.”

By Times Reporter

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