Cyber security depends on continual process improvement

iStock_000015973102XSmallIn the last few years cyber criminals have been in the limelight, putting fear into organisations and basking in all the media attention. But the time has come where we need stop sitting back and looking at cyber criminals terrorise organisations, and start doing something to better protect ourselves.

The best defences are those which have a well-defined strategy behind them.  Implementing an Information Security Management System (ISMS) based on the best practice as defined in the ISO 27001 standard will help you deliver a complete set of integrated cyber security processes.

ISO 27001 also defines a requirement for continual assessment and measurable improvement. This continual process improvement ensures that the risks to an organisation are continually monitored and that appropriate mitigating controls are improved or implemented.

Get started with ISO 27001

If you’re looking at implementing an ISO 27001 compliant ISMS, then you’ll require the appropriate knowledge. The ISO 27001 Lead Implementer Course covers all the key steps involved in planning, implementing and maintaining an ISO 27001-compliant ISMS. The course will teach you how to create proportional and effective cyber security processes within your organisation that protect you from the cyber risks your business faces.

Once you have the knowledge required, it’s time to apply it. As with most processes, they need to be appropriately described and referenced in carefully structured documentation so that everyone else involved can understand them.  This is a time-consuming and often daunting activity. For that reason IT Governance Publishing have created the ISO 27001 ISMS Documentation toolkit which will help you quickly create cyber security processes through its pre-written policies, templates, procedures and improvement methodology.

The toolkit will immediately move your cyber security processes up the Capability Maturity Model (CMM) framework and facilitate the continual processes improvement that is required to deal with cyber security effectively.

An ISO 27001 certified ISMS will significantly reduce the cyber threats your organisation will face, but it’s important to remember that the ISMS will only succeed if you remain dedicated to it.