July 2019

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  • PCI DSS - The devil is in the…….Diagrams, pci dss, pci ,payment card data security standard , infosec, information security, iso 27001

    PCI DSS – The devil is in the…….diagrams

    When looking at the key success criteria for any PCI compliance programme, there is no disputing the importance attached to accurately scoping the cardholder data environment (CDE).  Within this blog, we are not going to delve into the murky depths of why a network component may be in or out-of-scope (thank goodness I hear you say), […]

  • Information Assets, Information Security, Infosec, ISO 27001, Infosecurity , International Standards

    Understanding information assets

    Definition of information assets Well, that’s easy, there isn’t one, well at least not one universally accepted definition. ISO/IEC 27000:2018 Overview and vocabulary refers to ‘information asset’ 33 times, but never actually defines it. A frequently (ab)used definition of an information asset is ‘everything that has a value to the organisation’. This is the point […]

  • Onboarding Information Systems

    Essentially, the trick is to identify the security requirements of any new software or…   This week’s blog takes a look at onboarding information systems.  When onboarding is mentioned in terms of information security, typically, most will conclude it’s referring to people, and particularly the starters and leavers process.   However, it is also important […]

  • vulnerabilities vs penetration test , information security , PIC DSS, Infosec , INfosecurity, Payment Card Data Security Standard , vulnerability assessment

    Vulnerability assessment vs. Penetration testing

    Vulnerability assessment  – Penetration testing, can things go wrong? There seems to be a market trend to offer a vulnerability assessment and package it as a penetration testing exercise.   Both are security controls in ISO/IEC 27001: 2013 Annex A and both have distinct purpose and deliverables.  In addition, they both feature quite heavily within the […]

  • Business Continuity | Exercise plan for critical activities, business continuity, recovery plan, disaster recovery, iso standards, ISO 22301 ISO INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS

    Exercising your department’s BC Plans

    Exercise plan for critical activities In our previous business continuity (BC) blog, we provided an overview of different types of exercises that will help you identify whether your current BC arrangements are effective in managing a disruptive incident.   That, along with instilling confidence and ‘training’ your teams, is one of the main objectives of running […]