Training Staff on Information Security Processes

Information Security Management

The best way to safeguard your organisation’s information assets is through an information security management system (ISMS), which is a set of policies and procedures that aim to minimise security risks. Another objective of an ISMS is that in the event of a security breach, your organisation can ensure business continuity and reduce the negative impact of the breach.

ISO 27001 is the best information security management system an organisation can have. It tackles data and technology, employee behaviour, and processes to protect your organisations, customers, and other stakeholders’ data.  It’s also worth noting that your information security management system will be tailored around your business’s requirements, taking into consideration industry, size, and scope. Therefore, your organisation will be sure to reap the benefits of ISO 27001.

So, what actually is ISO 27001? Simply put, it is the internationally recognised standard for information security management systems. It is a certification that exists to ensure the safeguarding of information and other sensitive data. By becoming ISO 27001 certified, organisations are typically much better protected from cyber-attacks which can result in data breaches.

Benefits of obtaining ISO 27001 include:

  • Protect your organisation from security threats
  • Avoid costly fines
  • Ensure compliance with legal and contractual requirements
  • Improve reputation
  • Ability to win new business
  • Improve the organisation’s overall structure and focus
  • In the event of a cyber-attack, reduce downtime.

Identifying Cyber Attacks

We live in a digitally developed world, and every day new types of scams are happening globally, whether it is an email or via websites. Scammers tend to target SMEs as they sometimes have fewer security resources making them more vulnerable to becoming a victim of a data breach. This means it is even more crucial for small to medium-sized organisations to train their employees.  

Phishing is one of the most common scams, and they can be easy to fall for. It is vital that employees keep an eye out for malicious emails. One way employees can prevent becoming a victim of such cyber-attacks is by checking whether the email domain is legitimate. Phishing emails usually contain errors in the email or include suspicious links or attachments. Ensure that your employees are aware of these indicators to avoid your company from becoming attacked. Similar to phishing emails, hackers may also use fake calls to try and gain information like bank details, passwords, and emails. If in doubt, never give any sensitive information away.

Malware attacks are also one of the most common attacks. “Malware” refers to malicious software viruses including worms, spyware, ransomware, adware, and trojans. The trojan virus disguises itself as legitimate software. Ransomware blocks access to your network’s key components, whereas spyware is software that gains access to all your confidential data without your knowledge. Such attacks can be prevented through ISO 27001 and antivirus software, firewalls, by staying vigilant and updating operating systems regularly.

Implementing ISO 27001

Are you in need of support when it comes to information security management?

Candy Management Consultants’ vision is that you save both time and money when it comes to building your bespoke ISO management system. With over 55 years of experience combined, our small yet capable team can support clients nationwide. Our expert consultants have worked in a variety of sectors and industries, and bring a wealth of knowledge to your organisation on building a bespoke system that meets your needs.

The prospect of finding an ISO 27001 consultant can be daunting, however, Candy Management Consultants ensure you receive dedicated support and outstanding customer service every step of the way. It’s no surprise that our success rate with clients is 100% to date. You are guaranteed to achieve certification when you follow our guidance.

Cost is an important consideration when you choose to become certified. We understand this and offer flexible payment plans to meet your business’s needs.

So, whatever your reason for becoming certified, Candy Management Consultants are ready to help your business meet its goal of gaining certification and leave a positive, lasting impression.

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