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Information Security

The Importance of Information Security

 

Information Security is an important element for any business that stores sensitive information about their clients, customers, or associates, especially during the COVID-19 lockdown. Since businesses are unable to operate normally, they are forced to adapt to the rules of a lockdown and find some way to keep their businesses going throughout such a difficult and trying period. Unfortunately, the whole world is affected by this violent outbreak, with governments implementing lockdowns and encouraging social distancing for their citizens. However, this has a gigantic effect on businesses.

 

How Can My Business Ensure Proper Information Security?

 

Every business keeps records of their business-related activities and the relevant documentation. Some businesses also have sensitive and private information on record about their customers and clients. Non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) are commonly implemented to protect the parties involved in such an agreement. However, by implementing an Information Security Management System (ISMS), you can assure the safety and proper handling of such information within your organisation. This is vital for businesses that communicate on the internet as well.

 

Where Do I Start?

 

You start with us as your partner in ISO compliance. We can assist throughout the development, implementation, and training phases of an Information Security Management System (ISMS) that complies with the ISO 27001:2013 standard on Information Security. The Standard consists of various clauses that include the scope, referencing method, terms and definitions, organisational context, and shareholders of your organisation. Other clauses deal with information security leadership and high-level support policy requirements, along with the planning of an Information Security Management System.

 

The ISO 27001:2013 standard provides the necessary requirements for setting up, maintaining, and improving an Information Security Management System to ensure that specific policies and procedures are in place to protect the integrity of data and assure customers or associates of the compliance with statutory regulations, as well as the requirements of the ISO 27001:2013 Standard. It covers the requirements for technical, physical, and legal controls to minimise the risk of a possible breach in information security. The implementation, operation, and assessment of your organisation’s Information Security Management System will allow your business to avoid confidentiality breaches, data loss, and corruption. Therefore, you can ensure the safety and confidentiality of your organisation’s relationships with customers and business associates.

 

What Can We Do During Lockdown Periods?

 

Knowledge is power. WWISE offers a complete eLearning platform that allows you to educate yourself and your employees on the various aspects of specific ISO standards, including the ISO 27001:2013 standard on Information Security. Therefore, you can prepare yourself and your organisation for the development, implementation, and maintenance of an Information Security Management System that complies with international standards.

 

Business Continuity Throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic

 

Nobody can predict the future. The best we can do, is prepare for what could possibly lie ahead. Your business might survive this initial lockdown. However, you can prepare your business for the worst by complying with various international standards to ensure the quality, security, and safety elements of your business is up to date and in accordance with ISO standards. Many industries will forever be changed as a direct result of the COVID-19 outbreak. In some instances, new regulations might appear to combat the spread of the virus within the workplace once lockdowns come to an end. Occupational Health and Safety is as important as Information Security, ensuring the safety of the workforce within the work environment.

 

Keeping your business going through the COVID-19 pandemic will be challenging. Therefore, if you need a business partner that can develop, implement, and maintain various Management Systems for your business, we are your answer. We also offer training for your employees to ensure that they are informed on how these Management Systems operate within your organisation. On top of that, we deliver an eLearning platform to allow yourself and your employees to learn wherever they are. Therefore, your organisation can elevate itself to the next level with us on your side.

 

Information Security is pivotal to many businesses. We can develop and implement an ISMS that is specifically designed for your business and complies with the ISO 27001:2013 standard. Therefore, if you need a solution to ensure that sensitive information and data are kept safe and confidential within your business, we can be of assistance. For more info on how we can assist your business, please contact us today on 086 109 9473, 021 525 9159, or email us at admin@wwise.co.za.