ICDF helps St. Lucian gov’t obtain ISO 27001 certificate
Taiwan has successfully helped the St. Lucian government to obtain its first ISO 27001 certificate by assisting its ally in establishing information security management systems and improving management standards, the Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund (ICDF,
) announced yesterday. Speaking during a news briefing yesterday, Chen Ai-chen (
), deputy secretary-general of the ICDF, said that St. Lucia’s government has been hoping to learn from Taiwan’s experience of e-government to build an electronic document system and improve the efficiency of its operations.
Previously, St. Lucian government departments generally communicated with each other through paper- based documents.
Chen said the ICDF has been working with the Computer Centre Ltd. of the St. Lucian government over the past year to enhance government efficiency by establishing standardization and systematization of public document storage systems and exchange mechanisms.
The ICDF also helped the St. Lucian government to introduce an electronic document system and establish document formatting and metadata standards, and assisted the St. Lucian government to convert processes involving paperwork into electronic processes and to integrate document exchange between ministries.
The assistance has been proven successful as SGS Taiwan Ltd., the largest verification, testing and certification organization in Taiwan, announced on April 13 that the Computer Centre Ltd. of the St. Lucian government has been granted the ISO 27001 certificate.
This is the first time a St. Lucian government unit has been granted the certificate.
The ICDF is a semi-official Foreign Ministry-funded nongovernmental organization responsible for international aid.