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Understanding ISO 27001 Language

One of the main rules of good communication is to adjust your speech to the target audience. ISO 27001 has its own set of terms, useful to leverage the understanding between security practitioners. However, an organization is more than its security …

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Achieving continual improvement through the use of maturity models

Like any other ISO management system, ISO 27001 has a requirement for continual improvement (clause 10.2). It is like that because no process, no matter how well established and implemented, compliant with ISO standards or not, can maintain high levels of …

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Special interest groups: A useful resource to support your ISMS

An Information Security Management System (ISMS) is only as good as its ability to keep up with the requirements of the business and provide adequate protection against the risks the organization is exposed to. To accomplish this, information about the …

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Qualifications for an ISO 27001 Internal Auditor

One of the requirements of ISO 27001:2013 is the realization of an internal audit, as set out in Section 9.2 of the standard. But, the question is: Who can perform this internal audit? We will find out in the following points. …

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Physical security in ISO 27001: How to protect the secure areas

Your information and IT assets aren’t located in the middle of nowhere. They need a roof, walls, doors, and adequate operating conditions. Just like human beings. Software has back doors (not always to be exploited for malevolent acts) just as …

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How to implement ISO 27001 and ISO 20000 together

All management systems based on ISO standards have one thing in common: the known cycle of Deming or PDCA (Plan, Do, Check, and Act), which can make the integration of various ISO standards in an organization easier: ISO 9001, ISO …

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The shortest path to getting ISO 27001 certified as a business

Getting ISO 27001 certified doesn’t mean you can knock on the door of the certification body and ask them to give you a certificate – there are many things you have to prepare in order to get your certificate. It …

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8 Security Practices to Use in Your Employee Training and Awareness Program

This might be hard to believe, but it is true: 59% of data breaches are happening not because of some smart hacker who wants to do harm to your company; those breaches are happening because of your own employees. As …

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What Can War Teach Us About Mainframe Security?

The mainframe environment, or Big Iron, continues to grow at a rate of about 5% per year according to recent predictions. While experts have historically considered the Mainframe to be the safest environment from a Cybersecurity perspective, one has to …

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How a change in thinking can stop 59% of security incidents

According to Experian 2015 Second Annual Data Breach Industry Forecast, the largest number of security incidents are happening because of human error and malicious insiders: “… the majority of data breaches originate inside company walls. Employees and negligence are the …

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