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Cyber Security

Essential Cyber Security Solutions for Your Organisation

 

Cyber Security is a term that describes the level of protection of your organisation’s digital assets. Digital assets refer to any digital documentation, contracts, or databases that contain sensitive and/or legally binding information. Most businesses utilise digital assets today, simply because they are more accessible. However, with the advantages of digital assets comes the threats and risks of these assets being compromised. As a result, businesses require feasible and functional Information Security solutions to protect their assets and avoid any legal action because of a leak. WWISE can assist with developing and implementing an Information Security Management System (ISMS) that is built on the ISO 27001 framework to give you the means to protect your digital assets in accordance with international best practices.

 

How Can a Data Leak Occur in My Organisation?

 

Data leaks can occur through several means and can lead to severe implications in some instances. From outside your organisation, your digital assets can be a target for a cyber-attack. Businesses can keep digital records of employee payrolls for monthly payments, which are juicy targets for cyber-attacks. In the past, hackers would famously add their info under a pseudo name to digital payrolls and steal money from large corporations. This is where an Information Security Management System can make a difference in your organisation, delivering solutions to keep your digital assets safe from cyber-threats.

 

From inside your organisation, you must ensure that your employees have the necessary awareness to not cause a data leak as a result of negligence. With our Cyber Security solutions, we offer consulting and training to give your business an edge when it comes to protecting your digital assets. The ISO 27001 Standard gives us the means to tailor an ISMS to specifically suit your business needs while giving you the tools to sufficiently prepare your organisation for cyber-threats.

 

The Implications of a Data Leak

 

If a digital asset is compromised and some sensitive information are leaked, the legal implications can be drastic. In South Africa, the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act can be enforced when personal information such as living addresses or contact numbers are leaked. Businesses with large customer databases and learning institutes with student databases house personal information that can be leaked without proper Cyber Security measures in place to avoid such a leak. In the case of contractual agreements being leaked, it could cause an automatic breach of contract, especially with non-disclosure agreements. Therefore, an ISMS becomes a feasible solution for any business with digital assets.

 

What is the ISO 27001 Standard?

 

ISO Standards are published by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO), consisting of members from standardisation organisations around the world. This organisation sets forth internationally agreed-upon best practices to create a framework for the development and implementation of various Management Systems. The ISO 27001 Standard focuses on Information Security to give your business the means to protect itself from cyber-attacks and potential data leaks from the inside or the outside of your organisation. Several businesses are oblivious to the legal implications of sensitive data being leaked, which could make such businesses vulnerable to cyber-attacks. With WWISE on your side, you can rest assured that your business can improve Cyber Security to eliminate any cyber-threats and avoid any data leaks.

 

Cyber Security in 2021

 

The world of Information Technology is consistently evolving and improving, to a point where it has become hard to keep up with the latest tech developments for computers, networks, and digital information accessibility. Looking ahead, 2021 will push the boundaries even further with the sudden surge of businesses utilising the internet as a means of socially distanced communication. Using Cloud storage solutions for digital assets also increase the chances of cyber-attacks. With WWISE on your side, you can safely utilise your digital assets and have the peace of mind that our ISMS maintenance solutions will keep your Cyber Security up to date and effective for the future.

 

When you are seeking ISO-conformant Cyber Security solutions, WWISE is your first choice. We can assist businesses of any size and within any industry with Information Security Management System solutions to ensure that your business is protected against any harmful cyber-attacks. For more info on how we can assist your business, feel free to contact us on 086 109 9473, 021 525 9159, or email us at admin@wwise.co.za.