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  • The Protective Security Manual is an amendment of the Security Manual, 1987 and amended by the Internal Security Department, 2009. The manual outlines and sets out minimal security measures that need to be implemented at every Government ministries and departments.
  • Heads of departments and security practitioners are encouraged to use this Manual as a reference because this Manual covers security-related aspects; 
    • Physical Protection Security 
    • Document Protection Security 
    • Security of ICT Protection 
    • Safety of Personnel Protection
  • Head of department in ministries and departments is responsible for security in the ministries and departments to ensure that government assets, especially the government's official information are protected at all times.
  • The purpose of this manual is to ensure that departments comply with some common standards that need to be maintained throughout Government services. This manual has been distributed during the launch in 2011 to Departmental Security Officers (DSOs) in their respective ministries or departments
  • In addition, Unit Government Security (UGS) has been conducting courses and DSO Leadership Program attended by about 100 DSOs per ministry and government department. The courses and programs briefly emphasize the need for every ministry and department to set up security cells as well as establish security policies and procedures in their respective departments. Roadshows were also held for ISOs (Information Security Officer) appointed from all government departments, among others outlining issues related to protecting and securing government information related to the use of ICT.

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Chapters II – XIV
Chapter II        Threat to Security
Chapter III       Responsibility for policy and implementation of security measures
Chapter IV       Security Classifications
Chapter V        Security of Classified Documents and Classified Matter
      • Part I Legislation & General Rules
      • Part II Security Markings Of Classified Documents
      • Part III Release of Classified Matter
      • Part IV Physical Security
      • Part V Removal of Documents Out of Offices
Chapter VI       Transmission of Classified Documents
Chapter VII      Security Measures at Conferences, Demonstrations, Exercises or Film Shows
Chapter VIII     Code Words
Chapter IX       Transmission of Classified Information by Telephone, Telegraph, Wire or Wireless
Chapter X        Security Vetting
Chapter XI       Security Passes
Chapter XII      Government Official Stamps
Chapter XIII     Breaches Of Security
Chapter XIV     Information Communication Technology (ICT) Security
      • Part I General Rules
      • Part II Security Hardware, Periphersals And Other Equipment
      • Part III Controlling Access To Information And Systems
      • Part IV Processing Infromation And Documents
      • Part V Purchasing And Maintaining Commercial Software
      • Part VI Developing And Maintaining In-House Software
      • Part VII Combating Cyber Crime
      • Part VIII Complying With Legal And Policy requirements
      • Part IX Planning For Business Continuity
      • Part X Addressing Personnel Issues Relating
      • Part XI Controlling E-Government Information Security
      • Part XII Delivering IT Security Training And Awareness
      • Part XIII Dealing With Premises Related Considerations
      • Part XIV Detecting And Responding To Information Security Incidents

    • Responsible for all aspects of the safety of documents, buildings and property of the department.
    • Implementing risk management and submitting safety recommendations and instructions to improve security of departmental protection.
    • Establish an internal committee to coordinate the implementation of security controls and resolve security issues including security breaches.
    • Produce and publish safety instructions to be followed and complied with by all departments and employees.
    • Conduct inspections from time to time on buildings, escort systems, document rooms and so on.
    • Provide training or organize appropriate courses for officers and staff of the department.
    • Collaborate with the Department of Homeland Security on security issues.

    • Help to investigate in connection with its impact and network security events.
    • Establish, maintain, implement and carry policies, standards, guidelines and safety procedures for all ministry ministries.
    • Conducting an Information System security action plan.
    • Conducting Risk Assessment.
    • Organize activities related to information systems policies, standards, guidelines and procedures.


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