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9 steps to implementing ISO 27001

There are many reasons to adopt ISO 27001, the international standard that describes best practice for an information security management system (ISMS). It helps organisations improve their security, comply with cyber security regulations, and protect and enhance their reputation. But implementing the Standard takes a lot of time and effort. That should be obvious, at least if you believe the … [Read more...]

The importance of ISO 27001: A consultant’s perspective

ISO 27001 is the third fastest-growing management standard in the world, with certifications growing at an annual rate of 20%. It may be time to consider the Standard for your organisation. Achieving accredited certification to ISO 27001 demonstrates that your organisation is following information security best practice, and delivers an independent, expert assessment of whether your data is … [Read more...]

Why ISO 27001 is integral to data protection compliance

With the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance deadline on the horizon, any organisation that processes EU residents’ personal data will likely be exploring implementation options to help tackle its compliance project, if it hasn’t already done so. Supervisory authorities such as Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) have highlighted ISO 27001, the international standard … [Read more...]

Further your career with certified ISO 27001 training – now available in Ireland

Over the last quarter, professional job vacancies in Ireland have increased by 1.8%, according to a report by recruitment agency Morgan McKinley Ireland. The report also stated that there has been an 8.9% reduction in the number of professionals seeking new roles. Naturally, as demand continues to grow while supply dwindles, it becomes more challenging to hire skilled staff. As Morgan McKinley … [Read more...]

The ‘Beast from the East’ – how did your organisation fare?

With bitterly cold weather and heavy snowfall causing widespread travel chaos across Ireland, the UK and mainland Europe last week, many organisations were forced to close their doors. The Irish government issued a red alert on Thursday and Friday and urged the public to remain indoors until Friday evening, meaning many companies had to close. As this was the second red alert in 12 months that … [Read more...]

Develop your career as an ISO 27001 lead auditor

Are you an information security professional looking to take your career to the next level? Thanks to the growth and global recognition of ISO 27001:2013 as the default standard for information security management, there has never been a better time to qualify as an ISO 27001 lead auditor. Where do I start? To ensure success as an ISO 27001 lead auditor, you will need to gain a thorough … [Read more...]

Learn how to audit and monitor conformance to ISO 27001 with our Lead Auditor Training Course in Cork

Acquire an industry-leading qualification to audit an ISO 27001 information security management system (ISMS). Our team led the world’s first ISO 27001 certification project and we’ve helped more than 7,000 professionals with ISO 27001 training. For the first time, IT Governance’s ISO 27001 Lead Auditor Training Course will be held in Cork. What will you learn on this course? How to use audits to … [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...]

4 reasons your organisation should conduct regular penetration tests

“No one would want to steal my information.” People often say this to us, but they’re wrong. Every organisation has something worth stealing, whether it’s personal information, payment card data, medical records or intellectual property. Cyber criminals know this and usually cast a broad net with their attacks, looking to exploit any weakness. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are … [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...]