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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...]

Why are so many organisations getting certified to ISO 27001?

What do Microsoft, Verizon, Apple, Google, Intel, and Amazon have in common? As well as all being Fortune 500 companies, they are all ISO 27001 certified. With a global growth rate of 20%, ISO 27001 has become the de facto standard for information security management system (ISMS) certifications. Why are so many organisations getting certified to ISO 27001? Data breaches and cyber attacks are, … [Read more...]

12 questions to ask your CISO

With the rise in cyber attacks and increased risk of a data breach, organisation boards are under increased pressure than ever to improve data governance and security. To help organisations ensure that all areas of cyber security are covered, IT Governance’s team of cyber security experts have examined the top 12 questions that you need to ask your CISO. Download this free brochure to … [Read more...]

The NIS Directive will mitigate the sixth biggest threat facing humanity

May 2018 is a big month for cyber security and data protection. But although the soon-to-be-enforced EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is grabbing most of the headlines, organisations should be equally concerned about the Directive on security of network and information systems (NIS Directive), which must be transposed into EU member states’ national laws by 9 May this year. According … [Read more...]

Possible breach at INM threatening ‘the very core’ of investigative journalism

The Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (ODPC) has claimed that data relating to former and current staff at Independent News & Media (INM), including four journalists and former directors, has been breached. The Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE) was concerned that data was removed from the organisation’s premises in October 2014, and subsequently taken out of the … [Read more...]

Is your organisation tackling cyber security the right way?

Most organisations’ cyber security defences aren’t good enough. How could they be? Even with unlimited money and staff, it is practically impossible to address the constantly emerging and evolving threats. There are unpatched systems, potential malware infections, the threat of large-scale attacks and any number of vulnerabilities that employees bring with them, from weak passwords to … [Read more...]

Security experts warn health tech is vulnerable to cyber attacks

A Royal Academy of Engineering (RAENG) report has warned that health technology is vulnerable to cyber attacks and that criminal hackers could kill patients by attacking their pacemakers or heart pumps. Experts cautioned that connected health devices, such as pacemakers or wearable health monitors that are linked to the Internet or internal computer networks, could provide a gateway for criminal … [Read more...]