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How to maintain your ISO 27001 certification

Even with the best help and support available, achieving ISO 27001 certification is a challenging process. It takes time, effort and real organisational commitment. So once you’ve succeeded, it can be tempting to celebrate and then just stop thinking about it all.

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How the Colonial Pipeline hack makes the case for ISO 27001

We’ve already talked briefly about last week’s Colonial Pipeline hack. It’s one of the most impactful ransom attacks in history. Even the hackers, DarkSide, felt they had to apologise for its huge unintended consequences. Now it turns out that they were apologising all the way to the bank. Their victims have paid them a five million dollar ransom.

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Meet Luke Dash, our new Chief Revenue Officer

The right solution to any problem is only actually useful if the right people know you have it and understand how it can help them. That’s something we’re very aware of. So we’ve appointed Luke Dash as our Chief Revenue Officer. He’s going to help us reach more customers more effectively with our own infosec, privacy and business continuity solution.

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How 28,000 people twiddling their thumbs can teach us all a lesson

The University of Hertfordshire has just been quite badly hacked. Attackers took down their entire network and all their cloud-based services too. That left almost 28,000 students, lecturers and other university staff twiddling their thumbs.

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Our top tips for first time ISO 27001 Stage 2 audit success

If you’re going for ISO 27001 certification, your Stage 2 audit will be one of the big crunch points. You’ll need to show that your ISMS is more than just well-written documents and general good intentions. It needs to work as well in practice as it does on paper.

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Unboxing your new game of ISO 27001

First of all, Happy New Year! We hope your year’s begun well and wish you the very best for the rest of it. We’ve certainly had an interesting time unboxing 2021. And that set us thinking about unboxing games, which led us back to our favourite way of thinking about ISO 27001.

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That one big after-Christmas task which creates surprising privacy issues

It’s that strange time between Christmas and New Year, when everything goes quiet and hardly anyone’s around. It’s one of our favourite moments, because it’s a great time for taking stock. You can have a breather, look back at 2020 and forwards to 2021.

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Building stable, secure supplier relationships with ISO 27001

If you ask Mark Graham, our ISO Standards head, about the benefits of ISO 27001, there’s one point he always ends up making. ISO 27001, and in fact the whole ISO 27000 family, are about far more than just information security.

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How to avoid disastrous assumptions with ISO 27001 Clause 9

Many professional learnings are only really useful in the business world. But there’s one principle that helps me in every part of my life, from getting the kids to school every morning to planning that dream post-Covid holiday.

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Looking after your information assets the ISO 27001 way

​ISO 27001 is all about information security. So people usually think it’s IT focussed. Up to a point, that’s true. But working through the standard can have much wider implications. We see it as a way of fine tuning your whole organisation’s way of working.

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