SCIS presented the annual report on the activity on the protection of the classified information in 2016
In the period May 3rd – May 5th 2017 in Kyustendil the State Commission on Information Security held a seminar during which it presented the main aspects and conclusions of the Annual report on the overall activity on the status of the protection of the classified information in the Republic of Bulgaria in 2016.
The objective of the seminar was also to discuss current topics concerning the activity of the competent authorities and the implemented measures on protection of the classified information in the Republic of Bulgaria and the status and possibilities for optimization of the legislation in the field of the protection of the classified information.
The seminar was attended by 44 Information Security Officers of the state administration, the armed forces, the security and public order services, the Supreme Court of Administration, the Supreme Court of Cassation and the Administration of the General Prosecutor as well as experts from the specialized administration of SCIS.
The Chairperson of SCIS Mr. Boris Dimitrov made detailed review of the adopted amendments and supplements to the Classified Information Protection Act (CIPA) concerning the vetting procedure for reliability of the individuals, the possibility for court appeal of the acts issued by SCIS, the revocation of Section 5 of Paragraph 1 of Article 40 of CIPA, as well as the movement of the Special Courier Service from the Ministry of Interior within the structure of the State Commission on Information Security.
Current topics with regard to the activities of the competent authorities and the applied measures for protection of the classified information were discussed as briefings were given by expert in Classified Information Protection Directorate of SCIS and the Security Directorate of the Ministry of Defence.
During the seminar thorough discussion was held and good practices of Information Security Officers were shared.
The Chairperson of SCIS summarized the results of the seminar with emphasizing on the benefits of the periodic working and thematic meetings held by the State Commission on Information Security with Information Security Officers.