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Information Security Needed Now More Than Ever

In an age of increasing data usage and the risk of information cyberattacks and security breaches, the benefits of an Information Security Management System (ISMS) are clear. Not only can it help to minimize the chance of such breaches occurring, it can reduce the costs associated with keeping your organizations’ information safe. Information security is protecting your organisations’ information and information systems from unauthorized use, modification, or removal. It is similar to data security, which has to do with protecting data from being stolen or hacked. Data is classified as information that means something. All information is data of some kind, but not all data is information. When certain things are stored in a computer system, it is considered data. It is not until it is processed that it becomes actual information. It needs protection from outside sources once it becomes information.   These outside sources may not necessarily be in cyberspace. Cybersecurity is the practice of protecting information and data from outside sources on the Internet. Cybersecurity provides protection for networks, servers, computer systems, and intranets. It also ensures that only authorized people have access to that information. In an office setting, one individual might go to another employee’s computer, install a flash drive to copy confidential information. This will fall under the category of information security. If someone on the other side of the world manages to hack into another organisation’s network system, and breach their system, this organisation needs cybersecurity.   While many people still consider Information security and Cybersecurity to be one and the same, they are different. They both provide protection against information and data being stolen, accessed, or changed, but that is where the similarities end. Their capabilities are different. Information does not have to be on a computer to be in need of an information security system. Cybersecurity deals with protecting data and information from outside sources on the internet or in cyberspace.   WWISE’s ISO/IEC 27001 eLearning course provides specifications and guidelines for an information security management system (ISMS) and can be seen as a framework to create policies and procedures that includes all legal, physical and technical controls involved in an organisation’s information risk management processes. Most organisations have a number of information security controls, however, without an ISMS, controls tend to be somewhat disorganized and fragmented, having been implemented often as point solutions to a specific situation. Security controls in operation typically address certain aspects of data security or IT specifically, leaving non-IT information assets, such as paperwork and trademarked knowledge, less protected as a whole. WWISE’s eLearning course will provide individuals/organisations an in-depth understanding of information security on the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 standard and its controls. It will help you identify your organisation’s assets and determine the risks to these assets as well as their potential impact. The ISO/IEC 27001 eLearning course will guide you on how to implement ISMS to protect and enhance the future performance of your organisation. One of the benefits of our eLearning courses is that it is designed to assist employees in an organisation to minimize the time in attending a course and structured in a way that is efficiently understood by all.   ISO/IEC 27001 provides guidance for implementing information security controls to achieve a consistent and reliable security program for your organisations.  The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) developed 27001 to provide a worldwide standard for information security.   Concepts, definitions, and awareness of ISO/IEC 27001 will be discussed in the Introduction section of the WWISE eLearning course. Practical case studies are used as examples, which will help make it more understandable. Achieving ISO/IEC 27001 compliance can be challenging for many organisations, because of its broad scope, especially for organisations with limited resources, but by completing the ISO/IEC 27001 Information Security Management Systems eLearning course with WWISE as an organization or individual, it will direct you in the right direction on how and where to start. You can accelerate ISO/IEC 27001 information security compliance by simplifying, consolidating, and automating essential security controls for threat detection and incident response to protect your organization.   WWISE will help your organisation adopt an all-embracing management process to ensure that the information security controls continue to meet the organisation’s information security needs on an ongoing basis.

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