ISO 27001 Compliance Posts

Thursday January 16, 2014 at 10:00am
Many organisations today rely heavily on outsourced functions to enable them to supply services or to make sure they run efficiently. Small businesses will often outsource their payroll systems for example; they might use a mailing house or marketing agency to send out newsletters and direct mail. Larger organisations will often outsource data processing functions or software development. There is nothing really new in this practice. But as organisations outsource more critical business processe....
Monday December 16, 2013 at 10:00am
With a global focus on data security it’s hardly surprising to see more and more businesses insisting that suppliers comply with rigorous information management controls. For many small businesses the request for completion of a data security questionnaire may seem an onerous task, but when it could mean the difference between winning (or keeping) a lucrative contract it’s one that has to be undertaken, and undertaken well. Having been practicing in compliance management systems for ....
Tuesday October 29, 2013 at 9:00am
At last the new information security standard - ISO27001: 2013 has been published in the UK by British Standards. This was a much awaited Standard, as the previous version, the 2005 model, was starting to show its age. So what has changed? The new Standard now has ten headings, with some more business focused issues such as; ‘Organizational Context and Stakeholders’, ‘Leadership’, ‘Resources’, ‘Communication and Awareness’ and ‘Objective Sett....
Wednesday December 12, 2012 at 9:00am
The news abounds with examples of celebrities and prominent politicians being named and shamed through social media, with comments often found to be little more than gossip at times. There have already been examples of bloggers, Tweeters and Facebook posters being investigated by the police. So, what precautions should companies and organisations take to avoid being dragged into problems through their employee use of social media in company time?The biggest danger with social media of course is ....
Monday June 11, 2012 at 11:48am
Businesses across the UK are being called upon to consider how they handle information in a secure and legally acceptable way. When you read about Government departments ‘losing’ personal records (Fresh data loss embarrassment for Govt) and learn about a rogue employees at Virgin Atlantic leaking details to the paparazzi of celebrity travel plans (Virgin Atlantic investigates celebrity flights leak) it’s easy to see what can happen when information is not securely handled.As da....

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