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Information Security

The Critical Role of Information Security

 

Information Security plays a pivotal role in any business that deals with storing sensitive information about your customers, business partners, and legal agreements. With information technology at the forefront of how we do business in a modern age, most organisations utilise various digital platforms to sort and store data and information. Database software can also be specifically developed for businesses, making it accessible and streamlined to access data. However, sensitive information must be securely stored and accessed to avoid any leaked information that could lead to legal action against such an organisation.

 

The Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act in South Africa serves as a good example of how organisations can be held liable on legal fronts when sensitive information about customers are leaked. This act is constantly revised as well, as personal information and the protection of such information can be very delicate and unclear in some cases. Non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) are also an ideal example of how parties can be held liable for leaking sensitive information. As an organisation, it is critical that you implement a high level of Information Security when working with sensitive data.

 

Where Do I Start?

 

Information Security covers a broad spectrum of elements, focussing on how organisations protect sensitive information. Therefore, it is crucial to implement a functional Information Security Management System to ensure that your business is capable of protecting sensitive information. This is where WWISE comes into the picture, as we can develop and implement such a Management System in accordance to the ISO/IEC 27001 standard. This standard handles Information Security for the Modern Enterprise Information Environment.

 

Understanding the Vast World of Information Technology

 

The internet is an ever-expanding digital network that links the world for instant communication. This network has developed into the largest and most versatile digital platform and is commonly used by businesses across the world for various applications. Although the internet is a useful resource and tool, it can also be used for criminal activity. Businesses can use the internet to store sensitive information, which can be hacked by not implementing a feasible level of information security. Servers can also be hacked, as they are connected to the internet within your organisation’s workplace network. Therefore, we highly recommend that you choose our services to develop and implement an Information Security Management System to protect your business.

 

How Can WWISE Assist My Business?

 

We offer a comprehensive approach to ISO conformance for businesses of any size and in any industry. The International Organisation for Standardisations (ISO) is a multi-national organisation that publishes various ISO standards. These standards are internationally recognised and agreed-upon, containing frameworks, guidelines, and regulations to ensure that your business can operate with industry-best practices. Being ISO compliant will also allow your business to be ISO certified. Although we are not an accredited certification body, we can assist your business to choose an accommodating certification body for the specific ISO standards that you want to be certified for.

 

Constant Improvements

 

Since the world of information technology is constantly expanded and improved on, it only makes sense that an organisation’s Information Security Management System keeps up. We offer maintenance services to ensure that your Management Systems are compliant to the latest requirements. Maintenance can also be useful to improve on your current Management Systems as your business evolves and reaches new levels of competitiveness. In the end, you want your business to be protected from any sensitive information leaks. We can assist your organisation in such endeavours.

 

Embracing the Digital Frontier

 

It can be daunting for any business to embrace the digital frontier, as many people still feel like business should be done in person. The 4th Industrial Revolution is upon us, allowing organisations to conduct their business and communicate on digital platforms. Working from home has become a feasible solution for many businesses in various sectors from around the world. Therefore, it has become even more crucial for businesses to implement an Information Security Management System to ensure that sensitive data and personal information is protected and not leaked.

 

WWISE is your partner in developing and implementing an Information Security Management System to secure and protect sensitive data and information within your organisation. We also offer maintenance solutions, along with a digital e-Learning platform that can be used as a valuable resource. For more details, please contact us on 086 109 9473, 021 525 9159, or email us at admin@wwise.co.za.