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5 steps to an effective ISO 27001 risk assessment

Risk assessments are one of the most important parts of an organisation’s ISO 27001 implementation project.  The process can be tricky, but this blog simplifies the process by breaking it down into five easy-to-follow steps.   1.Establish a risk management framework One of the key elements is having conditions for performing a risk assessment – e.g. annually and whenever there is a … [Read more...]

A 5-step guide to ISO 27001 risk assessments

Every organisation that handles sensitive data must conduct regular risk assessments, preferably in line with the requirements of ISO 27001.  ISO 27001 is the international standard that describes best practice for implementing and maintaining an ISMS (information security management system). Risk assessments are at the heart of the Standard, as they help … [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...]

Top 5 tips for tackling the rising threat of data breaches

Cyber security is a daunting topic. Every week there’s a new big data breach, experts are constantly warning that “you’re next”, and the threat of fines and other disciplinary action under the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) lingers over all of us. To help you understand how to address these issues, IT Governance Director Steve Watkins gave us his top five tips for staying … [Read more...]

The best patch management strategy for 2019

Patch management causes headaches. Just ask any IT manager or sysadmin! How do you keep all your systems patched against the never ending onslaught of security vulnerabilities? … [Read more...]

Meet your risk assessment requirements with vsRisk Cloud

Risk assessments play an essential role in information security, as they are the primary way organisations identify vulnerabilities and the ways data breaches can occur. The results of the risk assessment dictate defence strategies and are used by senior staff to allocate information security and business continuity budgets. This shouldn’t be a surprise for organisations that follow the … [Read more...]

Online anonymity has allowed cyber crime to thrive

Online anonymity is a complicated topic. There’s no doubt that the elasticity it gives our identities is a massive benefit. We can explore different sides of our personality without affecting the reputation of any other part of us. Unfortunately, that’s also proven to bring out the worst in some of us, with people committing acts online that they would never do in person. Cyber bullying and mob … [Read more...]

Streamline your risk assessments

A risk assessment enables you to identify, analyse and evaluate your organisation’s risk. By identifying the risks within your organisation, you can prepare for and mitigate potential threats.  Risk assessments are core within many standards, including ISO 27001, the international standard that describes best practice for an information security management system (ISMS). ISO 27001 requires an … [Read more...]