Cybercrime and GDPR are the hot topics in many businesses today.
Are you prepared and is everything secure from prying eyes?
At Beeches Consulting, we spend a lot of our time advising clients on how to manage their information assets and, increasingly importantly these days, on how to keep them secure. Whether ISO accreditation is important for your organisation or not, we adjust our work accordingly to meet your precise requirements.
It seems hardly a day goes by without a high-profile cybercrime story making the news headlines. The truth is, as many might guess, that a good number of breaches and hacks go unreported (in fact, up to an estimated 80%). What is reported is just the tip of the iceberg.
Risk management can be a complex business in these challenging times. Not reporting to protect reputation (in the belief that the perpetrators will never be caught) is common place. Businesses are therefore carrying the hidden costs of these unreported crimes. In a world where trust and exchange of information go hand in hand and the very essence of most operations requires this open and unhindered exchange, organisations increasingly seek assurance regarding controls and governance, both within their own organisation and their wider partner and supply chain.
In response to serious concerns regarding the approach to governance and management of information, the EU has introduced much tougher Data Protection laws under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into effect May 2018. The GDPR will significantly increase the potential costs for organisations that are unable to demonstrate and achieve compliance. It is considered very unlikely that Brexit will have an impact on the GDPR and its applicability to UK based organisations.
ISO 27001 and through its comprehensive approach affords a robust approach to achieve compliance with the GDPR and provide that robust assurance to all stakeholders regarding how information is managed within the organisation. For those new to ISO 27001, it is a formal specification for a Management System designed to address the complete requirements and approach to Information Security within an organisation. The standard sets out how you should identify and control information security risks across all aspects of operation with the purpose of protecting and preserving the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information assets.
With external and even internal risks becoming greater than ever, it is time for organisations to ensure that their information assets are secure.
Wherever you are currently, whether you have absolutely nothing in place and want us to ‘make it happen for you’ or if you simply need some advice and guidance for your own team, Beeches Consulting are experts in this field and can adapt to provide precisely the level of assistance you require.
Beeches Consulting has a proven project approach which allows us to cost effectively deliver the following services in relation to Information Security Management:
- Information Security Gap Analysis (vs ‘minimum requirements’ or the ISO standard, whichever you require)
- Implementation of an ISMS (Information Security Management System)
- Audit / Review (Cyber Security Review)
- Ongoing maintenance (Keeping things current)
We are happy to do as much or as little as is required to assist you with achieving your objectives. We are both impartial and independent.