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What is an information security policy?

An information security policy is a set of instructions that an organisation gives its staff to help them prevent data breaches. Employees are involved in many of the most common causes of security incidents, whether directly (such as accidental breaches) or indirectly (such as phishing scams), so thorough guidelines are essential. How do you create information security policies? Your … [Read more...]

Further your career with certified ISO 27001 training

At IT Governance Europe, we believe that an ISO 27001 qualification is something that every cyber security professional should have. As such, we’ve made our ISO 27001 courses available in classrooms, online and in-house. These courses have been designed to teach attendees the skills required to plan, implement, maintain and audit a best-practice information security management system (ISMS) in … [Read more...]

Securing 2019 with ISO 27001

2018 was a mixed bag for information security. According to the Identity Theft Resource Center’s 2018 End-of-Year Data Breach Report, there were fewer recorded data breaches compared to 2017, but there was a 126% increase in the number of breached records. As you might expect, the business sector suffered both the most data breaches (571 of 1,244 total) and the highest number of breached … [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...]

3 reasons why ISO 27001 certification helps employees

We often talk about how organisations can benefit from implementing ISO 27001, the international standard that describes best practice for an ISMS (information security management system), but did you know that employees can benefit too?  Here are three reasons why you’d be better off working for an ISO 27001-certified organisation.  1. It leads to more work Organisations that adopt ISO 27001 … [Read more...]

Ireland warned it is extremely vulnerable to cyber attacks

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), which oversees Ireland’s cyber security, issued a warning last week that some government websites were being used to illegally mine cryptocurrency. The NCSC said that it “is aware that a number of websites using software from a third-party vendor is causing visitors to those sites to mine cryptocurrency without their express permission”. It is understood … [Read more...]

Resolving conflicts between the security team and the rest of the business

Security professionals are constantly faced with a conflict between the security team and the rest of the business. Implementing new security policies, tools and practices can be challenging, as security professionals and end users may share different views on security-related activities. Security programmes cannot succeed without considering people David Ferbrache, technical director at KPMG UK, … [Read more...]

Leading ISO 27001 training now in classroom format in Dublin and Cork

Why train with us? Having led ISO 27001 implementations since the Standard’s inception, IT Governance is known as the global authority on ISO 27001, and has trained more than 7,000 people around the world. For the first time, IT Governance’s ISO 27001 Foundation, Lead Implementer and Lead Auditor classroom training courses will be held in Dublin and Cork. The courses have been designed to teach … [Read more...]