The Case for ISO 27001

The Case for ISO 27001

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What do you do to keep your business information secure? Information and information systems are vital to every organisation. Our reliance on data and information, and the fact that it is so easy to share, means that everyone is at risk of cyber attack from hackers, viruses, online fraudsters, malicious insiders, or even from simple human error. Manage cyber threat To counter these threats you have to identify the real information risks your business faces, then you need to find the most appropriate way to mitigate such risks. Adopting the ISO27001 Standard will give your organisation a reliable framework for creating an information security management system. The business case for investing in information security This friendly guide, updated to reflect ISO27001:2013, presents the compelling business case for implementing ISO27001 in order to protect your information assets. This makes it ideal reading for anyone unfamiliar with the many benefits of the standard, and as a supporting document for an ISO27001 project proposal.
Understand ISO27001 and learn how your organisation can: *Fight cybercrime - Introducing the ISO 27001 information security management system will help protect your business from the threat of organised crime. *Combat cyber-terror - Terrorist organisations now work with computers as well as explosives. Introducing an information security management system makes it easier to defend your company from a destructive cyber-attack. *Improve your corporate governance - Reducing your company's financial exposure to the risk of losses resulting from IT system failure is now a corporate governance requirement. ISO 27001 will help you to comply. *Recover from accidents - With ISO 27001, you can minimise the risk that your information will be lost or corrupted as a result of human error. Read this book to learn how ISO27001 secures your information assets and protects your business.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 121 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 6mm | 153g
  • Ely, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • 2nd edition
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1849285306
  • 9781849285308
  • 1,798,336

Table of contents

Introduction 1 Chapter 1: Information Economy, Intellectual Capital 5 Chapter 2: Information, IT and Competitiveness 9 Chapter 3: Information Threats 13 Chapter 4: Insecurity Impacts 17 Chapter 5: 'Traditional' Threats 21 Chapter 6: Information Risk in Large Organisations 27 Chapter 7: Organised Crime 33 Chapter 8: Terrorism 37 Chapter 9: Evolving Threat Environment 41 Chapter 10: Regulatory Compliance 45 Chapter 11: Data Protection and Privacy 49 Chapter 12: Anti-Spam Legislation 57 Chapter 13: Computer Misuse Legislation 61 Chapter 14: Human Rights 65 Chapter 15: Record Retention and Destruction 67 Chapter 16: Information Security Governance 69 Chapter 17: Benefits of an ISO27001 ISMS 77 Chapter 18: ISO27001 in the Public Sector 83 Chapter 19: Is ISO27001 for you? 89 Chapter 20: How do you go about ISO27001? 93 Chapter 21: Selection of a Certification Body 97 Appendix: ISO27001 - Past, Present and Future 101 Useful Websites 105 ITG Resources 109
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About Alan Calder

Alan Calder is the Founder and Executive Chairman of IT Governance Ltd. Before that, he was the CEO of Wide-Learning, a supplier of e-learning, and of Business Link London City Partners (BLLCP). For many years he was a member of the DNV Certification Services Certification Committee, which certifies compliance with international standards including ISO27001.
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