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What is ISO 27001 and why should your organisation adopt it?

If you’re considering implementing ISO 27001, the international standard for information security, you’ve probably heard experts like us talk about the benefits.  But what exactly does the Standard do, and how does it help your organisation? This blog will answer both those questions.    What is ISO 27001?  ISO 27001 is the international standard that describes best practice for an ISMS … [Read more...]

How cyber insurance can help you manage information security risks

For years, organisations have been looking for ways to avoid the potentially catastrophic consequences of data breaches. They might have finally found the answer in the form of cyber insurance.  Like any insurance policy, cyber insurance helps cover the costs associated with relevant damages. This includes things like loss of productivity, assisting those affected by the breach and fixing … [Read more...]

ISO 27001 compliance might be easier than you think

Want to know how you can protect your organisation from cyber attacks and data breaches? Who doesn’t? That’s why you should take our ISO 27001 self-assessment questionnaire.  This five-minute survey asks you about your current defence measures and explains how you can align your practices with ISO 27001, the international standard for information security.   What does ISO 27001 do?  ISO … [Read more...]

3 challenges when securing ISO 27001 approval from the board

So you’ve decided that it’s in your organisation’s best interest to adopt ISO 27001, the international standard for information security. Good decision. Now you just need to convince the board to give you the financial backing and resources to implement the Standard.  That’s not as hard it once was, given how highly publicised data breaches now are. But you might still struggle to persuade senior … [Read more...]

What do SMEs need to do to comply with the PCI DSS?

Organisations that accept card payments are responsible for the security of customers’ payment information and must comply with the PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard). The PCI DSS is a set of tools and measures to help you protect payment card data. It applies to all organisations that transmit, process or store such information, but SMEs (small and medium-sized organisations) … [Read more...]

How to implement an ISMS aligned with ISO 27001

The rise of cyber attacks and data privacy concerns has information security a top priority for organisations. Many have chosen to mitigate the risk by implementing an ISMS (information security management system).  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...]

3 tips to get the most from your information security audits

Your organisation won’t be able to protect its systems for long without an information security audit. That’s because cyber threats and the way your organisation operates is constantly changing, requiring you to regularly take stock of your security practices.  Whether you’re trying to certify to an information standard, meet legal requirements or perform an internal assessment of your current … [Read more...]

A 9-step guide to implementing ISO 27001

As with many projects, the hardest part of implementing ISO 27001 tends to be knowing where to begin. The Standard, which describes best practice for an ISMS (information security management system ISMS), explains the requirements you need to meet, but it doesn’t show you how to implement them.   In this blog, we explain in nine steps exactly what you need to do to implement … [Read more...]

What ISO 27001 is and why you should implement it

ISO 27001 is the international standard that describes best practice for an ISMS (information security management system). But what does that really mean? How different will your organisation be for having adopted the Standard, and what benefits does it provide?  We answer those questions and more in this blog.  What does ISO 27001 do?  The main objective of ISO … [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...]