Newly released whitepaper sets out a seven-point cyber security plan

10/11/2011

England, Ely, 10 November 2011IT Governance Ltd, the ISO 27001 and information security experts, are warning organisations that they should act today to protect themselves from the advanced persistent threats that exist in cyberspace. This week the company has published a free whitepaper on cyber security which can be downloaded from here: www.itgovernance.co.uk/cybersecurity-standards.aspx .

The Cyber Security whitepaper, written by Alan Calder, a co-author with Steve Watkins of the IT Governance: A Manager’s Guide to Data Security and ISO 27001/ISO 27002, sets out a seven-point cyber security plan that any organisation can quickly follow to identify and close gaps in its defences. The whitepaper covers security strategies, such as identifying risks, security audits, staff training and awareness, testing network perimeters, strengthening legal compliance, and more.

Today, every organisation, which is dependent on information technology, should be implementing ISO27001 as part of a longer-term improvement to a client’s overall security stance. Accredited certification to ISO27001 gives an organisation internationally recognised and accepted proof that its system for managing information security – its ISMS or cybersecurity readiness – is of an acceptable, independently audited and verified standard.

Other measures organisations should be taking include online staff awareness training and penetration testing.

IT Governance is the world’s only company that provides all available ISO 27001 and information security resources in one place. The company offers the most comprehensive range of resources across a number of areas, from books and tool through to training and consultancy.”

For organisations implementing ISO/IEC 27001, the ISO 27001 & Cyber Security Toolkit will provide them with all policy and procedure templates and tools necessary for creating an effective ISMS.

The ISO 27001 Certified ISMS Lead Implementer Masterclass delivers a comprehensive education in ISO 27001 implementation and a recognised industry standard certification awarded by gasq and approved by the International Board for IT Governance Qualifications (IBITGQ).

Organisations can contact IT Governance for more information on cyber security and relevant products and services by telephone on +44 (0) 845 070 1750, or by e-mail to servicecentre@itgovernance.co.uk.

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