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Information Security (ISO 27001)

Information Security Solutions and ISO Conformance

 

The world of Information Technology is taking over the way we do business and communicate with each other. Bar none, the ease of access that we have with digital devices trumps any paper trail or physical folder. Therefore, most businesses are utilising the advantages of digital databases and applications to get the job done more efficiently and have access to their digital assets from anywhere they are. However, with all these advantages and opportunities of the digital frontier come the risks and threats as well. Therefore, if you are a business that utilises digital assets, you must meet the level of Information Security to protect these assets and avoid any information leaks.

 

The Dangers of Working with Digital Databases and Applications

 

Large organisations will tend to keep a digital database on their clients or customers. Universities and schools also have student records that are digitised. In both cases, these databases will contain sensitive information on individuals, which can cause legal action if such information is leaked. On the other hand, businesses have servers with data and information on current projects, concepts, and other sensitive data that their competitors can take advantage of, should the information or data be leaked. Once again, this brings us back to the importance of proper and functional Information Security solutions for an organisation with digital assets.

 

South Africa’s Protection of Personal Information Act

 

The Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act 4 of 2013 in South Africa aims to primarily promote the protection of personal information that is processed by both public and private bodies. This act also introduces certain conditions to establish a set of minimum requirements for personal information processing by public and private bodies in South Africa. Therefore, if a public body, such as a business with a digital database of their clients or customers, should leak sensitive personal information of an individual, such as a living address or contact number, the POPI Act can be enforced by that individual. WWISE can assist your business with the development and implementation of an Information Security Management System (ISMS), built on the framework of the ISO 27001 Standard, to give you the tools to conform to international standards regarding Information Security and avoid any data leaks that could occur in relation too personal information from your digital database.

 

ISO 27001 – Information Security

 

The ISO 27001 Standard is published by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO). This standard offers a versatile framework on which we can develop and implement an ISMS that is tailored to the needs of your business specifically. We also offer maintenance solutions to ensure that your ISMS can keep up with the latest requirements of the ISO 27001 Standard in the future. Consistent maintenance will also ensure that your ISMS grows with your business and its specific needs regarding Information Security. Information Technology is one of the fastest growing industries in the world, which makes it challenging to keep up with the current trends and latest available technology. Therefore, if you choose WWISE, you can have the peace of mind that your organisation’s Information Security will meet international standards and be ready for any cyber-attacks that could cause data leaks.

 

Creating Information Security Awareness in Your Organisation

 

WWISE offers Information Security training and consulting solutions to create the necessary awareness in your entire organisation about any cyber-threats and how internal leaks can be avoided. Apart from personal information, businesses could also have non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) with their employees, business partners, or other external parties. These agreements involve keeping sensitive information safe and secure, and if such a contract is breached, legal action is sure to follow. Since many businesses are utilising the internet as a means of communication throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, it is vital to protect your digital assets more than ever. You never know when a cyber-attack could occur. With us on your side, you can identify any cyber-threats and protect your digital assets accordingly.

 

WWISE is your first choice regarding Information Security solutions that conform to the ISO 27001 Standard and its requirements. Ensure that your digital assets are safe from any cyber-attacks with a functional ISMS that is tailored specifically for your business needs. For more info on how we can assist you, please contact us on 086 109 9473, 021 525 9159, or email us at admin@wwise.co.za.