Security breaches happen and with alarming frequency too. Whilst ISO 27001 won’t stop all breaches, it certainly goes a long way in tidying up your security and IT practices. But what benefits and return on investment can you expect from ISO 27001?[Read more…]
Cyber-security is a fast-growing industry, which is no surprise when you consider the increasing importance placed on keeping online information safe and secure.
ISO 27001 has the potential to reduce your risk of cyber-attack but how real is the threat?
Cyber attacks are increasingly sophisticated, with cyber criminal activities funded, it is a dangerous combination that places every business, large and small at risk.
A cybercriminal has one main objective – to gain access to confidential information and ransoming its release for financial gain.
Reducing your exposure to potential cyber-attack takes knowledge and effort, as well as an understanding of what your business is facing.
As a start-up or small business, it can feel like you are a very small fish swimming with some very large fish.
Compared to a bigger brand in your industry or sector, you don’t have the budget nor the resources to be able to make a big splash that puts you ahead.
It’s not a great place to be… or is it?
ISO 27001 is great for providing the means to protect personal data but there are aspects of GDPR – specifically the rights of personal data subjects, the right to be informed, the right to personal data being deleted and data portability – that are not covered under the standard.
This doesn’t mean that ISO 27001 is obsolete, far from it. In fact, it was mentioned at the beginning of GDPR roll out that as an internationally recognised standard, it was a significant boost to GDPR compliance to have it in place.
And here’s how; [Read more…]
It’s now here and it seems that those four small letters are striking fear into every business and organisation. We decided to take a positive look at GDPR and what it could mean for your bottom line.