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Taking a Bite Out of ISO 27001

The compliance world is just getting its metaphorical teeth into the latest 2013 revision of ISO/IEC 27001 and chewing through the changes and updates to the 2005 fare. To us at Boldon James, the key ideas remain in relation… Read More

Data Classification and Governance, Risk and Compliance

I recently spoke at the London ISACA EuroCACS/ISRM conference and found it very refreshing that the majority of delegates from the Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) community understand the value of Data Classification. The audience was a mix of… Read More

Putting a price on data loss – how much is your reputation worth?

It’s one thing when stock prices tumble due to events beyond a company’s control, but it’s quite another when organisations lose value because of preventable situations like data breaches. Data breaches are an increasingly common threat and although the… Read More

What is information classification and how is it relevant to ISO 27001?

Information classification can be simply defined as the process of assigning an appropriate level of classification to an information asset to ensure it receives an adequate level of protection. Why is information classification relevant to ISO 27001? Information classification… Read More

Government Security Classifications – An Exciting Opportunity To Simplify Classification

The UK’s new Government Security Classifications (GSC) policy has been produced and those bodies which are bound by it – essentially all those to whom the Security Policy Framework applies – now have a year or so to work… Read More