Handy Info Security Resources For You

Over the last few posts we have talked about the importance of information security, how ISO 27001 sets the standards for the organisation of information security, and changes you may need to make in order to meet that standard.

We understand that organisations have frantically busy times when the to-do list lengthens and security may not be your main focus but your organisation’s security is not something you can push to one side.

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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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