ISO 27001 provides businesses effective cybersecurity against today’s threats. Microsoft notified nearly 10,000 customers, in 2018 that they had been targeted. Most of these customers were businesses. The Director of National Intelligence (DNI) has identified Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea as nation-states responsible for most cyberattacks. Other players include corporate competitors, organized crime, and company insiders.
What is the Nature of Cybersecurity Threats?
Microsoft Security Intelligence Report version 23 noted that breaches to cybersecurity are often caused by simple methods like phishing. Over reliance on technological approaches cannot therefore adequately address the full nature of these threats. Companies need a management centered solution like ISO 27001 for their cybersecurity requirements.
These attacks are usually political, military, or acts of industrial espionage. China alone has been identified by the Department of Justice (DOJ) in attacks against Westinghouse Electric Company, Solar World, United States Steel Corporation, Allegheny Technologies Inc., Alcoa, and the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union.
Why ISO 27001?
ISO 27001 is an effective approach to cybersecurity because these threats require a coordinated systematic approach. ISO 27001 requires a detailed assessment of vulnerabilities and potential impacts. This therefore allows for an implementation of appropriate risk treatment strategies.
Because ISO 27001 institutes management review and auditing it ensures that the organization is attuned to the changing nature of cybersecurity threats. It accomplishes this through a Plan-Do-Act-Check (PDCA) Cycle. The PDCA establishes objectives and processes, implements them, assesses and measures effectiveness, and provides corrective actions.
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