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Information Security vs Cybersecurity

The Basics

Cybersecurity is often confused with information security.

Information security is a general term for the way organisations and individuals protect their valuable assets. These valuable assets include but are not limited to business records, personal data and intellectual property. The primary concern is protecting confidentiality, integrity and availability of the data.

Cybersecurity is a specific type of information security that refers to the ways organisations protect digital information such as networks, programs, devices, servers and other digital assets. The primary concern is protecting against unauthorised electronic access to the data.

Why is it important

It is important to know your business has the right controls and defences to reduce the chance of becoming a target.   Information security is various measures to protect information from unauthorised persons.  It is responsible for three things:

Confidentiality: only those who have the right  to do so have access

Integrity: information is preserved in full and is not changed without the owner’s knowledge.

Availability: whoever has the right to access the information can obtain it. 

 

What We Can Help You With

Our Information Security and Cybersecurity consultancy provide a range of services to measure, manage and control risk within your organisation.

Whether you are looking for support with data audits, certifications or an external DPO (Data Protection Officer), we will be able to assist.

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What We Can Do For Your Business

Board and Leadership Advice

Risk Assessment and Management of the Risks

Audits and Certifications

ISO 27001 | CYBER ESSENTIALS | CYBER ESSENTIAL PLUS

ISO 27001 is the international standard for ISMS (information security management system) – a systematic approach that encompasses people, processes and technology.  Compliant organisations can achieve certification to the Standard to demonstrate they are following best practices.

We will be able to assist you with identifying any gaps in your existing systems and processes. And will advise you on how you can put control measures in place to mitigate those gaps. Addressing those weaknesses will put you in a stronger position to achieve accreditation. And maintain your certification and fulfil your contractual needs.

STAFF AWARENESS TRAINING

A sustained and repeatable training programme is key to ensuring knowledge retention among your staff. With a detailed assessment of your organisation’s needs and culture, we can design a bespoke security awareness programme.

Our training programmes help your staff to develop the skills needed to deliver best practices and compliance.

staff awareness training

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

Information security policies reflect the risk tolerance of your organisation’s management. Information security should reflect the managerial mindset. Policies provide direction upon which a control framework has to secure your organisation against threats. They define the expected requirements of your organisation’s employees from a security perspective. Information security policies are a mechanism to support your organisation’s legal and ethical responsibilities and hold individuals accountable for compliance with expected behaviours.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is information security?

Information security is a general term for the way organisations and individuals protect their valuable assets. These valuable assets include but are not limited to business records, personal data and intellectual property. The primary concern is protecting confidentiality, integrity and availability of the data.

what is the difference between information security and cbyersecurity?

Cybersecurity is a specific type of information security that refers to the ways organisations protect digital information such as networks, programs, devices, servers and other digital assets. The primary concern is protecting against unauthorised electronic access to the data.

why do you need an information security policy?

The goal of information security policies is to provide relevant direction. And value to the individuals within an organisation with regards to security.

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