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Why your organisation needs a cyber insurance policy

Effective information security is essential in today’s business world, but there will still be times when your best defences aren’t enough.  Even as organisations prioritise cyber security, the threat continues to spiral. Last year, the number of reported data breaches almost tripled, with more than 2.3 billion records being compromised. We’ve already seen three times as many breached records in … [Read more...]

Why you should adopt ISO 27001

A version of this blog was originally published on 13 June 2018  With cyber attacks and data breaches on the rise, organisations are making information security a top priority. Many have chosen to tackle the risk with the help of an ISMS (information security management system).  An ISMS is a system of documents, technology and people-management processes that … [Read more...]

Learn how to implement and maintain an ISO 27001-compliant ISMS with IT Governance

ISO 27001 is one of the most popular cyber security standards in the world, with the number of organisations achieving certification growing by more than 450% in the past 10 years. The Standard outlines best practice for an ISMS (information security management system). Achieving accredited ISO 27001 certification demonstrates that your organisation is … [Read more...]

How to adopt a comprehensive, risk-based approach to cyber security

Amid all the expert advice about how to keep your organisation safe from data breaches, it’s important to remember that there’s no one right way to address information security.  Sure, there are universal threats, and technologies and processes that address them. We hope every organisation has fundamental security processes, like staff … [Read more...]

What is an ISMS and why does your organisation need one?

Those getting started in the information security industry might be wondering why experts are telling them to implement an ISMS. We’re here to explain.  An ISMS (information security management system) is essential for any organisation that’s serious about security. It’s a centrally managed framework that enables you to manage, monitor, review and improve your … [Read more...]

6 must-have information security policies

Information security policies are an often-overlooked part of an organisation’s defence measures. An effective policy informs the way employees handle cyber security threats, ensures that they use defence technologies properly and indicates board-level support for cyber security.  In this blog, we outline six essential information … [Read more...]

3 essential controls that can keep your organisation safe from cyber threats

Organisations that want a proven, structured approach to information security should look no further than ISO 27001. The Standard describes best practice for implementing and maintaining an ISMS (information security management system), which is built around a system of controls that protects your information from a wide variety of threats. The full list of controls is listed in Annex A of … [Read more...]

Irish government proposes cyber safety education in schools

An Oireachtas committee released a report calling for primary and post-primary schools in Ireland to introduce cyber safety to their curriculums. It adds that schools should: Appoint digital safety ambassadors, who would help students who have concerns about their cyber safety and security; Encourage and accommodate peer-to-peer workshops on cyber safety; and Have children host education and … [Read more...]

Cyber security must become a key priority to maintain ‘integrity and confidentiality’ ahead of the GDPR

In her annual report, Helen Dixon, the Irish Data Protection Commissioner, stated that “Cybersecurity must now be a key priority for all organisations to maintain ‘integrity and confidentiality’ – particularly as this is one of the two new general principles of data protection introduced under the [General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)] and against which the higher level of fines under [the] … [Read more...]