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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...]

The DPO role and why you should consider outsourcing it

Under the EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), which came into force on 25 May 2018, certain organisations are required to appoint a DPO (data protection officer). An organisation is required to appoint a designated DPO where it is a public authority or body, or where its core activities consist of either: Data processing operations that require regular and systematic monitoring of data … [Read more...]

Teamwork is key to your organisation’s cyber security

The World Cup is almost over. What was a thoroughly enjoyable tournament included a number of unexpected results and upsets. Many people were shocked to see Germany crash out at the group stages, and very few predicted that Messi, Ronaldo and Neymar would be watching the semi-finals rather than playing in them. These footballing greats were beaten by sides in which everyone knew their roles and … [Read more...]

Drought and the importance of business continuity

Like many European countries, Ireland is currently experiencing some of the warmest weather in recent history. Although many of us are enjoying the heatwave, it also brings with it serious problems. Parts of Ireland have experienced little to no rainfall over the past three weeks, and combined with exceptionally high temperatures, there has been a severe drop in the water levels in lakes and … [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...]

How to achieve and maintain PCI DSS compliance

All organisations that accept card payments must comply with the PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard). This is not a simple task, and if you make mistakes when implementing the Standard, you’ll struggle to achieve compliance and expose yourself to data breaches and regulatory fines. We understand that PCI DSS compliance is difficult, so we’ve laid out some recommendations based … [Read more...]

Could your supply chain derail your GDPR compliance efforts?

Last week we reported on the Ticketmaster breach, which might have affected Irish customers. This breach was caused by malicious software located on a customer support product hosted by an external third-party supplier, Inbenta Technologies. Since the breach was announced by Ticketmaster on 23 June, it has emerged that the company may have been warned about the breach as far back as April, … [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...]

Software to support your GDPR compliance project

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance should be a priority and high on every organisation’s agenda with less than two months until the regulation comes into effect on 25 May 2018. Organisations need to be aware of what data they process and ensure it is processed in accordance with the law. As part of a GDPR compliance project, organisations must document their data processes, which … [Read more...]

How to implement an ISMS aligned with ISO 27001

With cyber-attacks and data breaches on the rise, cyber security is fast becoming organisations’ top priority. Many have chosen to mitigate the risk by implementing an information security management system (ISMS). An ISMS is a system of processes, documents, technology and people that helps organisations manage, monitor and improve their information security in one place. ISO 27001 is the … [Read more...]