Keep your business secure in the digital world
Keep your business secure in the digital world
As the digital world continues to expand, cyber threats are becoming increasingly more sophisticated and prevalent. In today's business environment, it's essential to have a robust information security plan in place to protect your valuable data and assets.
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Information security management is highly important for businesses and organisations to maintain customer trust, comply with regulations, mitigate financial risks, gain a competitive advantage, safeguard intellectual property and proactively manage security risks.
Without proper information security measures, your business is at risk of being targeted by cyber criminals who can cause data breaches, malware attacks, phishing scams and other malicious activities. The consequences can be devastating, including lost revenue, damaged reputation, legal penalties and even bankruptcy.
TÜV SÜD is accredited to do information security related certifications and organisations can pursue the following steps to achieve Information Security certifications.
It is important to involve key stakeholders, including IT teams, security professionals, legal and compliance teams and business leaders during the risk identification process. Their insights and expertise can help identify risks specific to the organisation's industry, operations and technology environment.
Identify potential weaknesses that could exploit vulnerabilities in the assets. This includes external weaknesses which have an influence on the information security performance, as well as internal weaknesses.
Identify potential threats that could exploit vulnerabilities in the assets. This includes external threats like hackers, malware and social engineering, as well as internal threats like unauthorised access or human error.
After identifying potential threats, evaluate the impact they have on your business and relevant stakeholders.
For successful Information Security Management, it is required to develop and implement Information Security Policies and Controls. As we are in an ever-changing environment, you need to do iterations of risk analysis, defining measures, implementing them and checking the effectiveness of the implemented measures by doing a risk analysis. Employee Training and Awareness Programs are also crucial to minimise risks. Lastly, regularly monitoring, assessments and improvements are needed to maintain information security for your business.
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TÜV SÜD supported the Singapore Fintech Company Cube Pay through the process of certification for their IT Infrastructure to prepare them against cyber security threats.
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We at TÜV SÜD have vast experience in Information Security certification under various accreditations. Our experts will help you identify the effectiveness of your ISMS by challenging your evaluation of risks for better risk mitigation.
We live in a world where information is the key to everything. At TÜV SÜD, we strive to offer services that foster digital trust with reasonable protection of information, for SMEs as well as global players or critical infrastructure operators.
TISAX demonstrably and sustainably improves your information security
We are vulnerable to disruption and potential disaster without adequate information security protection, which is especially true for critical infrastructure operators. TÜV SÜD provides a variety of services that put information security to the test. You get an opportunity of managing your vulnerabilities proactively before disruptions occur.
By obtaining an information security certification, you can demonstrate to your customers, partners and stakeholders that you take information security seriously and are committed to protecting their sensitive data. It can also help you comply with regulatory requirements and avoid costly legal penalties.
Information security refers to the practice of protecting information from unauthorised access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, or destruction. It involves the implementation of various measures to ensure the Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability (CIA) of data and information systems.
Information security aims to maintain the privacy of individuals, safeguard organisational assets and preserve the trustworthiness of systems and data.
It is a continuous process that requires ongoing monitoring, updating and improvement to adapt to evolving threats and vulnerabilities. Organisations need to carry out a combination of technical controls, policies, procedures and employee awareness to establish a robust information security risk profile and risk appetite.
Information security and cybersecurity are closely related but have slightly different scopes. While information security encompasses the protection of all forms of information, including physical and analog data, cybersecurity specifically focuses on securing digital information and systems from cyber threats.
Both are essential components of a comprehensive security strategy for organisations. However, Information security has a broader scope in comparison to cyber security.
Information Security not only includes digital information, but also physical documents, personnel and other assets related to information management.
Cybersecurity deals with protecting information and systems from cyberattacks, which are malicious activities carried out over digital networks or computer systems. Therefore, cybersecurity involves protection of computers, servers, networks and electronic data from unauthorised access, damage, theft, or disruption caused by cybercriminals, hackers, or other malicious actors.
Information security certification is not mandatory for all organisations, but it can provide significant benefits.
Organisations can use a cyber security certificate to provide proof that a product or a service is compliant with a set of defined security requirements. An independent cyber security audit provides evidence of Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability (CIA) and helps organisations demonstrate their commitment to security best practices.
Whether certification is necessary for an organisation depends on several factors, including industry requirements, regulatory compliance, customer expectations and the organisation's specific goals and risk tolerance.
The recertification process for information security involves re-evaluation & compliance assessment of individuals, systems, or processes with established security standards, policies and controls.
It is a periodic review conducted to ensure that security measures remain effective and that the organisation's information assets are adequately protected.
Our expert staff can provide more comprehensive information on certification and recertifications in information security.
An information security policy is a set of policies, regulations, rules and practices.
It provides a framework for establishing consistent security practices, mitigating risks, distributing information and protecting the organisation's valuable assets.
The information security policy therefore serves as guideline for employees and stakeholders to understand their responsibilities and obligations regarding information security.
The responsibility for information security is distributed among multiple stakeholders within an organisation.
The exact roles and responsibilities can differ depending on the organisation's size, structure and industry.
Here is an overview of stakeholders who are involved in information security.
The three main objectives of information security, are:
They are also often referred to as the CIA triangle.
These three pillars work together to establish a comprehensive framework for protecting information and supporting the organisation's operations. Organisations need to prioritise amongst the 3 pillars according to the nature of their business/processes at hand and risk appetite. By achieving confidentiality, integrity and availability, organizations can safeguard their information assets, maintain trust with stakeholders, comply with regulatory requirements and mitigate the risks associated with unauthorized access, data manipulation, or service disruptions.
The information security program lifecycle typically consists of several key steps that organisations follow to establish, implement and maintain an effective information security program.
These are the following steps:
The information security program lifecycle is iterative, meaning that steps are repeated and refined over time to adapt to evolving risks and technologies. The lifecycle ensures that security measures are continually assessed, implemented, monitored and improved to maintain an effective information security posture within the organisation.
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