Cybersecurity is the practice of protecting computers, servers, networks and other cyber bodies using technology, processes and practices. These cybersecurity practices help to defend important informations from cybercriminals.
In today’s highly connected world, cybersecurity is vital for the success of a business. This is due to the fact that highly sensitive information is stored on their servers, such as customer card details. This sensitive information needs to be protected not only for the security of your business, its employees and its customers but also for the protection of the reputation and trustworthiness of the organisation.
The types of cyber threats include:
Where single actors or groups target systems for financial gain or to cause disruption.
This often involves information gathering that is politically motivated.
This type of cyber threat is intended to undermine electronic systems in order to cause fear or panic.
Why ISO 27032 is important for businesses
ISO 27032 – Information technology — Security techniques — Guidelines for cybersecurity is intended to emphasis the role difference securities within the Cyberspace. By becoming ISO 27032 certified, organisations will be able to address the potential cyber threats that the business could face as well as how to defend against the attacks. This is essential for all modern-day businesses to utilise this international standard, as the risks of security threats increase every day, with cybercriminals becoming more advanced and bold.
The information technology standard provides guidelines surrounding the protection and long-term sustainability of business processes. It also enables businesses to develop a policy framework that is able to identify the processes most at risk of a cyber-attack.
By implementing this standard, organisations can ensure that the privacy and data of the business, its employees and customers will not be at risk; therefore, protecting the reputation of the company.
DQS South Africa is your local business solutions partner, offering solutions that work for your sector. We form part of an international network dedicated to ensuring compliance and business conformity. DQS can assist you in your certification requirements. For any questions about our services or to contact us, please visit dqs.co.za.