What is internet security?
Internet security is the protection of computers, mobiles and laptops against attacks over the internet. Any device that accesses the internet is vulnerable to such threats as cyber attacks, viruses, malware, fraud and hacking.
It appears that whilst the internet has improved drastically over the last few years, it has also accumulated a number of threats. Europe is a particular target due to its highly-regarded Internet infrastructure.
Internet security: Protect your business
In today’s information economy, the protection of information assets (information security) is a key element in the long-term competitiveness and survival of commercial organisations. With the internet becoming a ubiquitous communication and application platform, the greatest risk to your business is likely to come from a risk of cybercrime.
We believe that cyber risks and business resilience are the most important security issues facing EU businesses today.
Internet security: Impacts
The potential impact of a ‘cyber risk’ to your business includes:
- Financial loss from theft or fraud
- Loss of invaluable customer information or intellectual property
- Possible fines from legal and regulatory bodies (e.g. FSA, Information Commissioner)
- Loss of reputation through ‘word of mouth’ and adverse press coverage
- Brand ruin
If your company is at risk from a cyberattack, then you are also at risk from breaching data laws within your country. Penalties of not complying with these laws can run to hefty fines, brand damage and relationships between customers and clients being ruined. Three in every four companies in the Netherlands have already been subject to breaching data laws – don’t let your company be the next one!
Internet security: Solution
The assessment and prevention of cyber risks associated with your information assets are crucial to the success of your business. As in any business, it is your responsibility to minimise risks and to maximise all business opportunities and return on investment. The adoption of an appropriate solution should be an essential part of your business plan.
Implementing an information security management system (ISMS) is the only way to keep your businesses covered from suffering a damaging cyber threat. ISO 27001 is the standard which an (ISMS) must be certified against and is recognised globally.
Use the ISO 27001 ISMS Documentation Toolkit to help you implement a secure system against internet crime. This toolkit will save you months of work, help you avoid costly trial-and-error dead-ends, and ensure everything is covered to the current ISO/IEC27001 Standard.
- CyberWar, CyberTerror, CyberCrime: Provides CIOs and IT professionals with a practical introduction to the defensive strategies that can be employed in response to cyber crime.
- IT Governance: An International Guide to Data Security and ISO27001/ISO27002: Contains everything you need to know on internet security and how to deliver an information security system that complies with ISO 27001.
- IT Governance: An International Guide to Data Security and ISO27001/ISO27002: Details how to design, implement and deliver an ISMS that complies with ISO27001. All aspects of data protection / information security are covered, including viruses, hackers, online fraud, privacy regulations, computer misuse, investigatory powers, etc.