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How ISO 27001 can help protect your organisation

There’s a reason ISO 27001 is the go-to standard for information security. It details best practices for staying secure, covering the way you manage people, processes and technology. Certifying to ISO 27001 demonstrates that your organisation’s practices are up to scratch, and although it obviously doesn’t eradicate the risk of data breaches, it goes a long way to keeping you secure. If you do … [Read more...]

July book of the month: A bumper ISO 27001 edition

Every month, IT Governance selects a book of the month from our extensive catalogue of cyber security guides, but this month we’ve been decided that one book just wasn’t enough. That’s why we’ve picked The ISO 27001 Expertise Bundle, which comprises four invaluable guides to help you understand and implement the information security standard.  Here’s an overview of each book and why you … [Read more...]

ISO 27001 Webinar – How to overcome you data security compliance challenges

ISO 27001 certification demonstrates to existing and potential customers that an organisation has defined and put in place best-practice information security processes. ISO 27001 is the only auditable international standard that defines the requirements of an ISMS (information security management system). An ISMS is a set of policies, procedures and systems that manage information risks, such as … [Read more...]

Online anonymity has allowed cyber crime to thrive

Online anonymity is a complicated topic. There’s no doubt that the elasticity it gives our identities is a massive benefit. We can explore different sides of our personality without affecting the reputation of any other part of us. Unfortunately, that’s also proven to bring out the worst in some of us, with people committing acts online that they would never do in person. Cyber bullying and mob … [Read more...]

What makes ISO 27001 the go-to standard for information security?

ISO 27001 is one of the fastest-growing management standards in the world. with the number of awarded certifications increasing by 20% in consecutive years. In 2016 (the last available figures), 33,290 certifications were issued worldwide, and 27,536 certifications were awarded the year before.  ISO 27001 is clearly very popular, but what makes it the standard for information … [Read more...]

Upcoming webinar – How to overcome your data security compliance challenges

Increasingly stringent data security laws and regulations both in Ireland and throughout Europe, combined with a rapidly evolving cyber threat, call for stronger, smarter and more robust data security solutions. To help organisations navigate this ever-changing landscape, IT Governance Europe is delighted to launch a new ISO 27001 webinar series delivered by Sharon O’Reilly, a highly experienced … [Read more...]

52% of web applications contain high-severity vulnerabilities

A new study has highlighted the poor state of web application security. Positive Technologies tested various web applications, and found that every single one contained vulnerabilities, with 52% containing high-severity weaknesses.  The Web Application Vulnerabilities report also found that:  48% of tested applications are vulnerable to unauthorised access;  44% of applications placed personal … [Read more...]

Is your organisation prepared for a cyber attack

Cyber attacks are increasing in volume and sophistication, and the financial and reputational damage to an organisation caused by an ineffectual information security posture can be fatal. Implementing an ISO 27001-certified ISMS (information security management system) can help to protect your organisation against such threats and demonstrates that you have taken the necessary steps to protect … [Read more...]

Top 10 Cyber Security Experts to Follow on Social in 2018

Feel like you’re experiencing cyber security overload? As a cyber security expert you must stay ahead, but it can be hard when there is so much noise. And it’s not like you can turn a blind eye—your company is relying on you to keep everything operating efficiently. And if that’s not enough pressure, you are responsible for keeping everything secure and up to code. Do I have your heart rate … [Read more...]

The future for CISOs following the introduction of the GDPR and NIS Directive

The responsibilities of the CISO (chief information security officer) have remained consistent over the years, but big changes in the cyber security landscape in 2018 could spark an evolution of the role.  Largely led by the introduction of the EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and the NIS Directive (Directive on security of network and information systems), organisations are shifting … [Read more...]