Cyber security is a continual process

So, you’ve heeded the warnings about the growing threat of cyber risks and made a really good effort in creating cyber defences that work for your business. You’ve looked at malware protection, privilege and patch management, and access control. You even sent all your staff on an information security staff awareness course so they knew how to spot phishing emails and handle data correctly. This was especially useful for Graham, as he’s downloaded malware three times already this year.

Great work. You’re protected from all those nasty cyber criminals trying to get at your sensitive data; sit back and put your feet up. Wrong.

Cyber threats are constantly evolving. New technology helps cyber criminals find new ways of attacking your systems and networks, creating weaknesses where you thought you were secure.

Then there is your own adoption of new software and hardware, not to mention new processes and procedures the business implements, each of which will bring with it a new set of cyber security challenges and potential risks.

Robust cyber security cannot be achieved by a one-off project to address current weaknesses and risks. It needs to be a continual process that looks at the changing nature of your business and the threats it faces.

That’s why ISO27001 is fast becoming the world’s go-to cyber security standard. It advocates creating an information security management system (ISMS) that addresses the confidentiality, integrity and availability of your information.

It also requires you to take a continual improvement approach to your ISMS, ensuring that it meets the changing needs of the business.

Find out more about the ISO27001 standard, how it can protect your business and why so many organisations across the world are adopting it, in the best-selling guide The Case for ISO27001. If you’re already aware of the Standard and are looking at the best way to implement it in your organisation, then take a look at our fixed-price packaged solutions.