WARNING: Cyber Security is now a strategic risk management issue!
Protecting key information assets is of critical importance to the sustainability and competitiveness of businesses today.
The same level of rigour in assessing this should be applied as it is to legal, regulatory, financial and operational risk.
it's on the agenda
Defining and communicating an organisations attitude and approach to Cyber risk management is crucial.
ITEX can establish the appropriate framework and policies to convey this to employees, contractors, suppliers and the board.
This includes but is not limited to:
- Risk Register
- Security Policy
- Audit and Compliance
- Human Resources
It’s not just about technology
In using information and communications technologies within a business there will always be an element of risk and some of this will be addressed by policies and technological measures but it is critical staff are included.
ITEX will develop and systematically deliver a security and awareness programme that actively increases the levels of security expertise and knowledge across your business as well as creating a security-conscious culture.
This programme includes:
- Refresher training on cyber risks
- Effectiveness Monitoring
- IA Qualification Advice
Enforcing robust Information Asset protection involves implementing organisational physical and logical/technical controls that can adapt to the fluid cyber landscape.
ITEX will develop a solution based on assessing the risk profile of your information assets that will involve rolling out both physical and logical controls, monitoring and repetitive auditing for compliance and legal requirements.
Potential solution components include:
- Brand Protection (Website)
- Mobile Device Management
- Firewall Authentication and Access
- Pen Testing
- DDOS Protection
At ITEX we are encouraging businesses and their partners to become Cyber Security Aware and helping them to embed an information risk management regime across their organisations to have the capacity to protect against and react to new Cyber Risks.
A number of components to help combat Cyber Security Risks will already be in place with your organisation but without focus these may remain untested and unconnected to other department’s policies and activities.
To help you take the first step towards a more complete Cyber Security Strategy and address Cyber Risks, ITEX can undertake a proactive risk assessment (Cyber Security Audit) of key areas including Policies and Controls, Staff Awareness and Device, Data and Incident Management status.
The CSA also covers the 10 UK Government Cyber Essentials and we can help you with attaining the Cyber Essentials Plus Certification.