How to fast-track your information security efforts

Any company that has not yet seen the need to take adequate information security measures against data breaches in the current climate of mega breaches must be either suffering from a severe case of ignorance or have an equally ignorant leadership structure that doesn’t see the need.

Worryingly, latest reports reveal that less than 50% of UK companies take the necessary measures to identify cyber risks – one of the most critical reasons why data breaches occur.

ISO 27001 presents a solid framework for protecting your organisation against the growing threat of cyber attacks, and introduces controls related to people, processes and technology.

Certification to ISO 27001 presents further benefits: reducing the need for ongoing information security audits by clients and improving the company’s ability to tender for new business.

Whether or not a company chooses to implement ISO 27001 or not, the need for improved cyber security is a burning issue that simply cannot be ignored.

3 ways to fast-track your cyber security efforts:

  1. Cyber health check
    Combines on-site consultancy and audit with remote vulnerability assessments to assess your cyber and compliance risk exposures, and to identify a practical route to minimise your risks. Using IT Governance’s unique four-step approach, the assessment reviews your real cyber and compliance risks, assesses the safeguards you already have in place, and then creates a prioritised action plan for controlling those risks in line with your risk appetite.
  2. ISO 27001 gap analysis
    Provides an in-person review of your information security arrangements against the requirements of ISO/IEC 27001:2013. It is ideal for organisations seeking to develop a business case and secure budget approval for implementing an ISO 27001-aligned ISMS, and enables the company to get an expert opinion of the organisation’s current security posture against the requirements of the Standard.
  3. FastTrack
    Smaller companies can get an accredited ISO 27001 certificate in as little as three months, where consultants come in and do all the work, including undertaking a detailed risk assessment, developing the necessary policies and procedures, and implementing an information security management system that meets the ISO 27001 objectives of continual improvement and ongoing review. The service fully prepares the company for achieving ISO 27001 certification.

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