ISO 27001 – the Information Security Standard – Managing Risks, Application and Benefits

ISO 27001 is designed to help businesses to protect their information assets.

One of the ISO management system standards, ISO 27001 provides benchmarks for the management of information security in any kind of organisation. It provides a sound and integrated structure for an Information Security Management System (ISMS) allowing the organisation to better manage their information and overall security concerns.

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9 Essential tips to protect your small business from information security threats

Last week we spoke of why small business owners should be concerned about information security.

Just take a look at these statistics from a recent Symantec survey of security issues affecting companies around the globe during 2012:

• On average, Australian and US companies had data breaches that resulted in the greatest number of exposed or compromised records
• German companies were most likely to experience a malicious or criminal attack, followed by Australian and Japanese companies.
• At an average of 34,249, Australian companies have the highest number of breached records.

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Should You Be Concerned About Information Security?

In 2002, an ABS survey showed that 82% of Australian Businesses used computers. Fast forward to 2014 and the results are undoubtedly much higher than this. Add to that the number of organisations who have an internet connection (91.2% in 2010/11) and those with an internet presence (43.1% in 2010/2011) and the numbers start to crystallise before your very eyes.

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How the New Changes To ISO 9001 Will Affect Your Business

ISO 9001 is currently used by 1.1 million people and organisations in 180 countries worldwide (ISO survey 2012). Now that the upcoming 2015 draft revision has been announced, this will mean a significant impact for all the businesses that currently work with the standard.

Similar to the 2000 edition, this change will affect all accreditation and certification bodies, training and implementing organisations, consultants and of course the clients or customers.

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Leveraging Your Time: The Top 10 Ways Small Business Owners Can Get More Time In A Day

You glance up at the clock and wonder where the time has gone and then you realise that you did not achieve as much in your day as you would have hoped. This is a common scenario for small business owners. We wish we had more hours in the day to accomplish our workload; however the good news is that we do. Here are our top 10 ways we have found we can get more time in our day.

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15 Ways To Easily Reduce Small Business Energy Bills

As a small business owner, sometimes it can feel like you don’t have much control over your expenses however when it comes to your energy bills, there are many ways you can save.

Why is it important?

Reducing your energy means more money in your pocket – pure and simple.  And of course decreasing your energy usage is a great way for your organisation to go green, help the environment and reduce your carbon footprint.

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