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SEMINAR WITH INFORMATION SECURITY OFFICERS ON THE TOPIC „REVIEW OF THE STATUS OF THE PROTECTION OF THE CLASSIFIED INFORMATION IN THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA – CURRENT ASPECTS”

In the period June 15th - June 17th 2016 seminar hosted by the State Commission on Information Security (SCIS) was held on the topic: “Review of the status of the protection of the classified information in the Republic of Bulgaria – current aspects”. The seminar was carried out with the participation of Information Security Officers from executive power authorities – ministries and agencies, the National Assembly, the Presidency, the Council of Ministers, the Court of Auditors, the Armed Forces, judicial power authorities – supreme courts and prosecutor’s office, representatives of security and public order services, State Agency for National Security as well as from other departments and state companies. As state authority carrying out the policy of the Republic of Bulgaria on   the protection of classified information the State Commission on Information Security takes into account the specific role of Information Security Officers in the national system and the importance of close interaction between all participants in the processes on the protection of this information.

The purpose of the seminar was to discuss in details topics from the fields of all types of security of the classified information and different practical cases to be resolved within the legislation in force. The discussion raised issues requiring changes in the legal provisions. The future proposals will be preceded mandatory by thorough analysis and discussion of different possible consequences aiming at finding variant which guarantees the security of information. In all cases balance has to be looked for and found between facilitation of the practice and keeping adequate level of protection of the classified information.

SCIS will continue to use all forms of cooperation aiming at upgrading the National System for protection of classified information as the security is shared responsibility by everybody.