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Accelerate your compliance project with our free ISO 27001 bundle trial

The growing risk of data breaches coupled with the GDPR’s (General Data Protection Regulation) strict regulatory requirements has led many organisations to look for proven, affordable ways to achieve robust cyber security.  For many, the solution has come in the form of ISO 27001, the international standard for information security.  The most recent … [Read more...]

3 essential controls that can keep your organisation safe from cyber threats

Organisations that want a proven, structured approach to information security should look no further than ISO 27001. The Standard describes best practice for implementing and maintaining an ISMS (information security management system), which is built around a system of controls that protects your information from a wide variety of threats. The full list of controls is listed in Annex A of … [Read more...]

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...]

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 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...]

Free download: Find out how ISO 27001 can help you comply with the GDPR

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been in effect for a month now, and states that organisations must adopt appropriate policies, procedures and processes to protect the personal data they hold. Noncompliance can result in fines of up to €20 million or 4% of an organisation’s global annual turnover. Fortunately, ISO 27001, the international standard that describes best practice … [Read more...]

Save 10% on ISO 27001 distance learning with our special offer

To mark the launch of our ISO27001 Certified ISMS Foundation (Distance Learning) training course, we are offering customers 10% off when they purchase the course before the end of June 2018.  If you have a busy schedule and cannot commit to a whole day’s uninterrupted training, or can’t make it to our classroom based training in Cork and Dublin, this is the solution for you.  This distance … [Read more...]

5 ways to become a successful distance learning student

Distance learning has opened doors for people who want to gain new skills but for whatever reason are unable to take traditional, classroom-based courses. However, we understand that the idea of studying by yourself can seem like a daunting, and perhaps even an isolating, experience. But there’s much less to fear than you might think. There are a lot of similarities to classroom-based learning – … [Read more...]

NIS Directive: Adopt a “human first” approach to compliance

Organisations should take a “human-first approach” to preparing for the Directive on security of network and information systems (NIS Directive), the new law designed to help ensure that essential services remain operational, says the co-founder and chief technology officer of Cofense. The Irish government is yet to transpose the NIS Directive into law, however, judging by the consultation … [Read more...]

5 practical tips for planning ISO 27001 internal audits

Control A15.2 of ISO 27001 requires that, as part of an information security management system (ISMS), “managers within an organisation ensure that security policies are followed”. This sounds very sensible – but how do you know that managers are actually enforcing your ISMS security policies? The answer is regular ISMS internal audits, and it usually falls to the information security manager or … [Read more...]