Alan Calder, cybersecurity expert and CEO of IT Governance
, will give a talk on cybersecurity and the benefits from ISO27001-certification on 31st
January 2013 at the Anglia IT Community event in Bury St Edmunds.
Speaking in front of Senior IT Managers, Calder will discuss why the need for implementing an ISO27001-compliant Information Security Management System
(ISMS) is greater than ever.
Calder says, “It’s quite simple really: information security is about more than technology alone. ISO27001 recognises that individual behaviour (every employee from the CEO down) and effective processes and procedures are necessary to achieve cyber resilience. Your ISO27001 certification is a ‘badge’ of assurance that you have taken these factors into account as well as having applied the technical controls that are traditionally associated with the IT department.
“By demonstrating your level of commitment to the ISO27001 standard, your organisation can gain significant commercial benefits which often outweigh the cost of gaining a UKAS-accredited certificate. Your customers – especially the larger entities and governments – want you to prove your compliance with relevant laws and regulations. They want you to demonstrate that you have taken all the necessary precautions to minimise risk when handling valuable data. Certification does that, and helps you to win business!”
The UK government claims cybercrime costs the UK economy £27 billion a year. One can’t help but wonder how much of that could be saved if business owners took a few simple steps to transition to a 21st century system for protecting their own and their customers’ data.
Alan Calder will provide a comprehensive insight into how companies, supported by the IT function, can safeguard their information assets by implementing the ISO27001 standard.
In order to register for ‘Cyber Security, ISO27001 and Cloud Computing’ event, visit www.angliait.co.uk/anglia-it-managers-forum/cyber-security-iso27001-cloud-computing