Cyber security concerns growing in Asia Pacific

Following recent high profile cyber attacks, allegedly originating from China and North Korea, concerns regarding cyber security in the Asia Pacific region are palpable.

The speculation regarding the involvement of both nation states militaries in the cyber attacks has led to fears of North Korea training teams of ‘cyber warriors’, according to South Korean security experts which, if true, would be worrying news.

Aside from speculative finger waiving of who is to blame, what is known are the effects of cyber attacks, which target sensitive economic and business information and Distributed Denial of Service attacks (DDoS). With the recent cyber security frailties of Australian organisations including the Australian Tax Office and the Reserve Bank of Australia it is clear that organisations need to increasingly strengthen their cyber security defences.

In the information economy, the confidentiality, availability and integrity (CIA) of corporate information assets and intellectual property is more important for the long-term success of organisations than the traditional, physical and tangible assets.

ISO 27001 is the International Cybersecurity Standard is the best practice specification that helps businesses and organisations the world over to develop an Information Security Management System (ISMS). At IT Governance we produce a range of ISO 27001 books and toolkits which provides all the tools you need to create your own ISO27001 compliant Information Security Management System (ISMS).