Ransomware attacks are more frequent than ever. The attacks can block all computers, and thus access all digital communication, with the attacker demanding a huge ransom to unblock them. Maintaining the security and privacy of information; i.e. information security, is therefore a growing area of concern. Information security compliance means your organisation meets the standards for data privacy and information security that apply to your specific industry. And compliance brings significant benefits to you and your business!
Information security compliance helps you avoid fines and penalties
There are a few fairly new regulations regarding information security and data privacy – like GDPR, the EU NIS Directive and other local security protection legislation. Breaches can in certain cases lead to severe fines and penalties. The most obvious benefit of information security compliance is that your business avoids the risk of penalties.
Information security compliance protects your company’s reputation
A data breach or a ransomware attack inevitably harms your company’s reputation, undermining your customer’s trust and sending a message that your company does not take appropriate measures to protect the privacy and security of its customers. With information security compliance, you avoid putting your company’s reputation on the line by being forced to notify customers about a breach. Instead your company’s reputation is safely protected, and your business can run as per usual.
Information security compliance makes you more efficient
To be compliant with new security protection legislation, you have to work with information security in a consistent and structured way. An information policy must be in place and information has to be structured in the best possible way. By doing this, you make sure that staff has access to the right information at the right time, which very often means that business efficiency increases.
Information security compliance means no surprises
When information security work is carried out in a consistent and structured way, you obtain the best possible control of both the critical information and the information processes in the company. New surprises will not occur, and when regulating authorities visit, you do not have to worry – your processes make sure your company fulfills all required regulations.
Information security compliance makes your business life easier
The digital world poses some huge challenges to information security. The risk of attacks and the consequent costs, bad reputation, loss of customers and extra work is something to be avoided. Working in a consistent and structured way with information security and securing compliance makes your everyday business much easier. By taking control of information security, you can be confident and focus your efforts on growing your business.
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At Advenica, we have over 25 years of experience within this field. We provide you with expertise and unique, technically advanced, durable and future-proof high assurance cybersecurity solutions that make sure you are information security compliant.