Have you heard AXELOS is going to release cyber security best practice guidance?

AXELOS, the owner of the Best Management Practice portfolio of management methodologies, has announced it is going to release a set of best practice guidance for cyber security called AXELOS Cybersecurity.

The guidance will focus on delivering a practical approach to cyber security and will integrate with AXELOS’s other methodologies such as ITIL® and PRINCE2®. It will also be complementary to other best practice approaches to information security and IT governance such as ISO/IEC 27001 and COBIT 5.

Nick Wilding, a seasoned cyber security expert, has been appointed by AXELOS to head up the AXELOS Cybersecurity programme. The guidance itself will be authored by Stuart Rance, an experienced service management and information security expert. The guidance will be based on the input of many different sources of best practice including government and international professionals.

In time, AXELOS will launch a qualification scheme under which professionals can gain qualifications in order to recognise their expertise in cyber security.

AXELOS Cybersecurity will be released in the second half of 2014 and an assessment tool that organisations can use to assess the maturity of their cyber security processes will be released subsequently.

Why wait to get started with cyber security?

If you don’t want to wait until the second half of 2014 to get started with managing cyber risk effectively, why not use a book or standard to get started today?

Here is a list of books and standards on the subject of cyber security that we recommend:

ISO/IEC 27001:2013

Cyber Security Policy Guidebook

Transforming Cybersecurity Using COBIT 5

Cybersecurity Managing Systems Conducting Testing, and Investigating Intrusions

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