ICC releases guide to cyber security
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The International Chamber of Commerce has released a guide to
cyber security, specifically aimed at businesses. It aims to assist
businesses in identifying and managing cyber security risks.
The guide is deliberately straightforward and easy to
understand, having been aimed at managers in general rather than IT
professionals specifically. Its four key sections cover five principles
to bear in mind when dealing with risks which are associated with cyber
security breaches and six actions to bolster cyber security systems.
The guide is comprehensive and adopts a common sense approach, spanning
issues from maintaining data backups and keeping systems up to date, to
staff training monitoring and contingency plans when breaches arise.
Rather than setting out these base principles, the guide
provides tips for implementing these steps, bearing in mind that it is
aimed at a range of businesses which will have differing resources,
systems and staff levels. The guide also provides a self-assessment
questionnaire to allow businesses to evaluate their current policies
and procedures and to identify weak points for improvement.
Having read the guide, it clearly sets out some useful tips
for businesses to bear in mind. Whilst it is by no means definitive,
mainly because it is aimed at such a wide audience, it is a fantastic
tool for businesses to assess their current policies and procedures and
to identify and remedy potential weaknesses in their cyber systems. The
guide is made available by the International Chamber of Commerce and
can be downloaded direct from their website by clicking here.
Written by Aasim Durrani
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