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How Much Does an ISO 27001 Certification Cost?

How much does an ISO 27001 certification cost?

One of the major obstacles for an organisation to achieve ISO 27001 Certification can be with fitting it within their budget. It can seem like a daunting task to gather all the variables that are needed to estimate an ISO 27001 certification cost. So how can you get a ballpark estimate for certification when there […]

Data Protection Steps Required as the Brexit Transition Ends

Brexit Data Protection

After 30th December 2020, the Brexit transition period will end. This has implications for the transfer of personally identifiable information (PII) out of the EU/EEA to the UK. To get around this the UK plans to reach an adequacy agreement with the EU so that things can continue pretty much as they are. By incorporating […]

Going Beyond Cyber Essentials Plus Certification

Cyber essentials plus

Once you have successfully attained Cyber Essentials Plus (CE+) certification and the celebrations are over, what do you do? Do you just sit back and be happy that CE+ has been achieved or do you build upon it? Well, it all depends on why you undertook to achieve CE+ in the first place. Many companies […]

How to Choose an ISO 27001 Certification Body

ISO 27001 Auditing Company

Before choosing an ISO certification body for your ISO 27001 certification you need to understand the reasons for obtaining the certificate. Many clients want the ISO certificate to demonstrate to clients and partners that they take information security seriously. Others have requirements for certification to allow them to bid for certain contracts. There are a […]

How to Maintain your ISO Compliance Remotely

In this new business era of virtual working, I have been asked how to maintain your ISO compliance with staff working from home and while it poses some problems, it’s certainly not difficult. The first thing to remember is that ISO 27001 defines the requirements for the Information Security Management System (ISMS). This ISMS has […]

Mitigate Cyber Security Risks in 2020

Cyber security risk management

If you had a chance to read part 1 of this blog series, you’ll remember that my top 3 risk management predictions for the next six months included: A huge increase in reported data breaches An increase in COVID-19 related phishing emails An increase in targeted ransomware attacks In this post, I’ll explain how businesses […]

Cyber Security Risk Management Predictions 2020

Cyber security risk management

As we slowly ease out of the lockdown here in the UK, businesses once again have to adapt to changing environments. Some businesses will continue to operate with their staff in a dispersed manner, while others will be looking to open offices and bring their staff back to the workplace. The COVID-19 pandemic means that […]

4 Key Areas to ISO 27001 Compliance

ISO-27001-Compliance

Many things that are important in getting ISO 27001 compliant but in this blog post, I’ve narrowed it down to just 4 key areas. Trust me. By focussing on these objectives, you will greatly simplify your journey. Make it relevant First things first. You need to make it relevant. People will be more supportive if […]

Top 3 Areas Many Fail in an ISO 27001 Audit

ISO 27001 Audit Due

ISO 27001 Audits can be stressful for those involved as a lot riding on the audit’s outcome. This is especially true if it’s the organisation’s first audit and there’s a compelling commercial reason to achieve ISO 27001 certification. Heads might roll if they don’t pass the audit. The ISO certification audit comes in two stages […]

Will ISO 27701 be the new certification trend for GDPR?

ISO 27701 GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) may have come into force in 2018 but 2019 was the dominating year for it. Last year, we saw companies put more effort into not only achieving GDPR compliance but into actively maintaining it. This is harder to do than it might seem — as just one mistake can result in a […]

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