The past two years provided arguably the most challenging operating conditions for organisations in a lifetime.
It’s important to reflect on how events affected your organization, and how to ensure you can continue to function safely through 2022 and beyond.
Business continuity planning and cyber security are two important areas that you can address with relatively little outlay. Moreover, your investment will bring significant benefits in time, and reassure existing and prospective customers that your organization can withstand whatever challenges 2022 might bring.
Lessons learned from 2021
The pandemic forced many organisations to shift to remote working, with little time to properly assess and adapt to the new security risks they were exposed to.
Many switched to a hybrid working model. However, the focus was on ensuring they could continue to operate rather than putting in place the necessary security measures to safeguard themselves against attack.
Cyber criminals saw this as an opportunity to take advantage, resulting in a huge increase in cyber attacks, phishing campaigns and the targeting of security vulnerabilities in popular software.
There was also a huge increase in ransomware attacks – up by 151% in the first half of 2021 compared with the same period in 2020.
How IT Governance can help you
Whatever you need to do to secure your organisation – whether you want to implement an ISMS (information security management system) and achieve compliance with or certification to the international standard ISO 27001 – IT Governance has everything to support you. Take a look at our training qualifications, FastTrack consultancy packages, documentation toolkits and security testing solutions.
Update and refresh
Cyber threats are constantly evolving. New vulnerabilities are discovered and exploited every day, and old ones are potentially reintroduced with every system change. You cannot assume that you will always be secure just because you were in the past.
Help your employees take the next step in their career with IT Governance training. With certificated training from acknowledged leaders, our courses cover ISO 27001, ISO 27701, the GDPR, cybersecurity and ITIL.
Fast-track your organization to ISO 27001 certification
From the pioneers that led the world’s first ISO 27001 certification project, our popular FastTrack consultancy packages offer fixed-price ISO 27001 certification within a set time frame.
Test your infrastructure
Identify, analyse and evaluate your security vulnerabilities with our CREST-accredited penetration testing services. We can test your internal and external infrastructure, review vulnerabilities within your web applications and remote access systems, carry out social engineering and phishing tests, and more.
Update your documentation
Our toolkits contain fully customisable documentation templates designed by experts to help you meet your compliance obligations. They cover ISO 27001, the PCI DSS, ISO 22301, and more.
Make compliance easy
The CyberComply platform comprises five Cloud-based tools designed to make compliance with your cyber security requirements and data privacy laws simple and affordable. The platform covers data flow mapping, risk assessments, GDPR compliance checking, and more.
Prepare for an unpredictable 2022
Whatever 2022 has in store, at least you can control your cyber risks. If you postponed big projects because of COVID-19, this should be the year to pick them up again and take the actions you need to help your organisation prosper.
Privacy as a Service
Delivered by independent privacy lawyers, data protection officers and cyber security experts, this monthly subscription service contains everything you need to meet your data protection obligations.
GDPR DPO as a service
Our independent Data Protection officer will fulfil your organisation’s responsibilities under Articles 38 and 39 of the GDPR, leaving you free to focus on your core business activities.
For more detailed projects, we can put together a bespoke package with whatever products and services you need. We cover ISO 27001 and information security, cybersecurity, data protection, quality management and IT service management.