Mar 26 2012

IT Governance helps SMEs protect themselves from cybercrime

Category: ISO 27kDISC @ 1:45 pm

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IT Governance Ltd, the global provider of cyber security management solutions, has announced a value-add offer in March. Organisations that buy the No3 ISO27001 Comprehensive Toolkit before the end of March will receive the Cybersecurity Self Assessment Tool free, making double savings on resource and time.

The No3 ISO27001 Comprehensive Toolkit contains highly practical books, document templates and risk assessment tool, also providing a 100% return on investment. It helps organisations tackle cybersecurity issues quickly and efficiently, whilst considerably improving their cybersecurity defences.

The recent Symantec Threat Awareness Survey uncovered that over 50% of the 1,900 SME’s interviewed, thought that they were immune to cybercrime because they were too small.

However, Symantec’s report found that since 2010 40% of all attacks were on SME’s. Ross Walker, Symantec director of small business for Symantec UK, commented “hackers are going after ‘low hanging fruits’ these are the companies who are less security aware and do not have the proper defences in place”.

Alan Calder, CEO of IT Governance, says “The best way to build robust and effective cyber defences is by implementing ISO27001, the world’s cybersecurity standard. An ISO27001-compliant Information Security Management System (ISMS) promotes customer confidence, helps vendors win new business and improves organisational efficiency”.

The easiest way to implement an ISO27001-compliant ISMS, especially for SMEs, is with the No 3 Comprehensive ISMS ISO27001 Toolkit. It provides organisations with all the tools they will need for the implementation of an information security management system (ISMS).

The No 3 Comprehensive ISMS ISO27001 Toolkit includes copies of the three key standards (ISO27001, ISO27002 and ISO27005), the Risk Assessment Tool (vsRisk™), the Documentation Template Toolkit and manuals that describe in practical detail how each aspect of the ISMS should be tackled.

One user of the Toolkit said: “Using the templates was the only way that we could deliver a first edition ISMS in under six months. Our deliverable was a work in progress, but miles ahead of where they would have been without the templates”.

Organisations that buy the No 3 Comprehensive ISMS ISO27001 Toolkit before the end of March will receive the Cybersecurity Self Assessment Tool free. It enables any organisation to quickly assess and demonstrate which areas of the organisation are up to scratch and where more attention is required.

Organisations can purchase the ISO27001 Comprehensive Toolkit here!

Tags: Information Security Management System, isms, iso 27001, iso 27002, ISO 27004, iso 27005, iso 27006, iso27003


Dec 20 2011

ISO/IEC 27001 – BSI interviews Henk de Vries

Category: ISO 27kDISC @ 9:59 am

BSI and Rotterdam school of management, Erasmus university conducted a research study about ISO/IEC 27001 Information technology. Security techniques. BSI interviewed Henk de Vries who is one of the experts behind the study.

ISO27001 (ISO 27001) ISMS Requirements (Download now)

ISO27002 (ISO 27002) Code of Practice for ISM (Download now)

To Download a copy of ISO27003 – Implementation Guidance

To Download a copy of ISO27004 – Information Security Metrics

ISO27005 (ISO 27005)ISRM Standard (Download now)

ISO/IEC 27006 ISMS certification guide (Download now)

Tags: iso 27001, iso 27002, iso 27003, ISO 27004, iso 27005, iso 27006


Jan 13 2011

Meet Stringent California Information Security Legislation with Comprehensive Toolkit

Category: ISO 27kDISC @ 4:06 pm

Three years ago, California state IT council adopted the information security program guide which help organizations to comply with SB 1386. The council advised the use of information security standard ISO 27002 framework to comply and meet the needs of SB 1386.

This legislation deals with the security of personal information and is applicable to all organisations (state and government agencies, non-profit, companies of all sizes, regardless of geographic location) holding personal data on any person living in California. SB-1386 requires such information holders to disclose any unauthorised access of computerised data files containing personal information.

In response, IT Governance’s comprehensive ‘SB-1386 & ISO27002 Implementation Toolkit’ is specifically designed by experts in data compliance legislation to guide organisations on how to conform to SB-1386. The toolkit conforms to ISO27002 and, if desired, also helps organisations prepare for any external certification process (ISO 27001) that would demonstrate conformance with such a standard. The State of California has itself formally adopted ISO/IEC 27002 as its standard for information security and recommended that organisations use this standard as guidance in their efforts to comply with California law.


Which businesses are affected by SB 1386 law?
o If you have a business in California
o Outsourcing company who does business with a company in California or have customers in California
o Data centers outside of California which store information of California residents

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Toolkits are designed to help organizations who need to comply with a law like SB 1386. SB 1386 and ISO 27002 implementation toolkit assist ISO 27002 compliance. Also help organizations who are interested in certification to lay in the ground work for (ISO 27001) certification that would demonstrate the conformance with world class information security management systems.


The Comprehensive SB1386 Implementation toolkit comprises of:
1. The SB 1386 Documentation Toolkit: a download with nearly 400 of densely packed pages of fit-for-purpose policies and procedures ensuring full compliance with SB 1386.
2. International IT Governance: An Executive Guide to ISO 17799/ISO 27001 (Soft Cover) This is the US version of the long established world leading manual on designing and implementing an Information Security Management System (ISMS) in line with the best practice guidance of ISO27001/ISO17799.
3. vsRisk™- the Definitive ISO 27001: 2005-Compliant Information Security Risk Assessment Tool which in summary:
o automates and delivers an ISO/IEC 27001-compliant risk assessment
o Uniquely, can assess confidentiality, integrity & availability for each of business, legal and contractual aspects of information assets – as required by ISO 27001
o Comprehensive best-practice alignment
o Supports ISO 27001
o Supports ISO 27002 (ISO/IEC 17799)
o Conforms to ISO/IEC 27005
o Conforms to NIST SP 800-30
o The wizard-based approach simplifies and accelerates the risk assessment process;
o Integrated, regularly updated, BS7799-3 compliant threat and vulnerability databases.
4. Plus an electronic copy of the Information Security Standard ISO/IEC 27002: (formerly ISO 17799).

Buy The SB-1386 & ISO27002 Implementation Toolkit NOW!

ISO assessment is a great first step towards ISO 27002 compliance and toward the final goal of ISO 27001 certification.

vsRisk and security risk assessment

ISO 27002 Framework for Today’s Security Challenges
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRFMfiLbNj8

Tags: iso 27001, iso 27001 certification, iso 27002, iso 27005, ISO 27k, iso assessment, iso compliance, sb 1386


Feb 12 2009

SB1386 and ISO27002

Category: ISO 27kDISC @ 7:08 pm

In April 20007, California state IT council adopted the information security program guide which help organizations to comply with SB 1386. The council advised the use of information security standard ISO 27002 framework to comply and meet the needs of SB 1386.

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Which businesses are affected by SB 1386 law?
o If you have a business in California
o Outsourcing company who does business with a company in California or have customers in California
o Data centers outside of California which store information of California residents

sb1386

Toolkits are designed to help organizations who need to comply with a law like SB 1386. SB 1386 and ISO 27002 implementation toolkit assist ISO 27002 compliance. Also help organizations who are interested in certification to lay in the ground work for (ISO 27001) certification that would demonstrate the conformance with world class information security management systems.


The Comprehensive SB1386 Implementation toolkit comprises of:
1. The SB 1386 Documentation Toolkit: a download with nearly 400 of densely packed pages of fit-for-purpose policies and procedures ensuring full compliance with SB 1386.
2. International IT Governance: An Executive Guide to ISO 17799/ISO 27001 (Soft Cover) This is the US version of the long established world leading manual on designing and implementing an Information Security Management System (ISMS) in line with the best practice guidance of ISO27001/ISO17799.
3. vsRisk™- the Definitive ISO 27001: 2005-Compliant Information Security Risk Assessment Tool which in summary:
o automates and delivers an ISO/IEC 27001-compliant risk assessment
o Uniquely, can assess confidentiality, integrity & availability for each of business, legal and contractual aspects of information assets – as required by ISO 27001
o Comprehensive best-practice alignment
o Supports ISO 27001
o Supports ISO 27002 (ISO/IEC 17799)
o Conforms to ISO/IEC 27005
o Conforms to NIST SP 800-30
o The wizard-based approach simplifies and accelerates the risk assessment process;
o Integrated, regularly updated, BS7799-3 compliant threat and vulnerability databases.
4. Plus an electronic copy of the Information Security Standard ISO/IEC 27002: (formerly ISO 17799).

Buy The SB-1386 & ISO27002 Implementation Toolkit NOW!

ISO assessment is a great first step towards ISO 27002 compliance and toward the final goal of ISO 27001 certification audit or for that matter any compliance audit.

ISO 27002 Framework for Today’s Security Challenges
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRFMfiLbNj8

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Oct 07 2008

vsRisk and security risk assessment

Category: ISO 27k,Security Risk AssessmentDISC @ 3:18 pm

Information Security Risk Management for ISO27001 / ISO27002

The State of California has adopted ISO/IEC 27002 as its standard for information security and recommends other organizations and vendors to use this standard as guidance in their efforts to comply with California law.

To achieve an ongoing compliance, major organizations require tools to comply with standard such as ISO 27002/ISO27001. vsRisk is an easy to use Information Security Risk Assessment tool which makes risk assessment process consistent, easier and produces required documentation to achieve ISO 27001 certification . vsRisk also aligns seamlessly with standards like ISO 27002, ISO 27005 and NIST SP 800-30.

vsRisk helps organizations to develop an Information Security Management System (ISMS) asset inventory and capture business, legal and contractual requirements against each asset. vsRisk is customizable to meet specific needs when introducing new risks, vulnerabilities and controls without any additional help from a consultant. vsRisk helps you focus on assets rather than on threats and vulnerabilities. This is an approach which works by treating business processes as an asset, which is examined for their criticality, lack of security and consequences of failed process can be examined. In this regards, vsRisk is an effective and efficient tool by identifying most important points and key issues right away, which focusing on threats doesn’t.

Major benefits of vsRisk tool:
1. It is the definitive ISO27001 risk assessment tool, compliant
with all the key information security standards – which means that
you can be certain that a vsRisk risk assessment will help you
achieve ISO27001 certification.
2. It is designed to be usable – your lead risk assessor and any
asset owners involved in your risk assessment are going to find
their task made easier
3. Unique features include the risk assessment wizard, which
standardizes the risk assessment process and guides asset owners
through the risk assessment process.
4. vsRisk creates a baseline from which future risk assessments can
easily be made.
5. vsRisk integrates with ISMS documentation toolkit, for even
greater usability.

“vsRisk™- the Definitive ISO 27001: 2005-Compliant Information Security Risk Assessment Tool, which automates and delivers an ISO/IEC 27001-compliant risk assessment and can assess confidentiality, integrity and availability for each of business, legal and contractual aspects of information assets – as required by ISO 27001. Providing a comprehensive best-practice alignment, it supports ISO 27001 and 27002 (ISO/IEC 17799) disciplines, and is ISO/IEC 27005 and NIST SP 800-30 compliant. It also offers a wizard-based approach that simplifies and accelerates the risk assessment process, plus integrates and regularly updates BS7799-3 compliant threat and vulnerability databases.”

The key to successful Risk Management is to protect your most important/critical assets. The importance/criticality of an asset might change over time. That is another reason to automate security risk assessment process to recalibrate your risks based on current state of security.

Risk Management to ISO27001/NIST Wizard-based risk assessment tool Simplifies compliance – To buy vsRisk tool!

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