It may seem obvious to consider information security alongside data privacy but what exactly does the new, forthcoming, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) stipulate?
The International Association of Contract and Commercial Management (IACCM) has adopted ISMS.online, the powerful cloud software from Alliantist, to achieve cyber and information security management success.
President and CEO of IACCM Tim Cummins, explained why it has chosen to heighten its security posture now:
January 28th is International Data Privacy Day and serves as a reminder of the growing importance of data in our organisations and how we must protect it.
Information security management is no longer driven by the fear of security breaches alone. There is now a growing urgency to meet stringent data privacy requirements of legislation, such as the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Failure to do so could soon result in hefty fines for non-compliance.
You are only as secure as your weakest link
Keeping information secure within your organisation rests on the actions of your staff. You can develop strong policies for information security. You can patch, monitor and defend your systems against attacks. You can get certificates and accreditations for all the key standards like; Cyber Essentials, PCI DSS and ISO 27001.
But it can all go wrong with one phone call.