Information Assurance Leadership for the private sector
Information is a key business asset in the private sector, just as it is in the public sector. Customer information, business or market intelligence, financial or operational performance data, and management information are just a few obvious examples. If this information is unavailable, corrupted or compromised, the impact can be serious. Effective Information Assurance (IA), directed from executive board level, provides the only response.
Amethyst delivers strategic advice on cyber security to businesses that ensures they can fully meet the UK Cyber Security Strategy objectives for risk reduction, opportunity exploitation and capability improvement in order to assure their cyberspace activities for the future.
For an overview of how to protect yourself in the cyber battlefield please read our recent article here: Cyber Security: Protect yourself from the "dark side"
Amethyst helps businesses to achieve their IA goals through many routes. These include:
- Compliance with or certification to ISO/IEC 27001 (Information Security Management Systems) and BS25999 (Business Continuity Management)
- Identification and protection of critical information assets
- Security of the supply chain in accordance with ISO28000 and related US and European initiatives
- Training and awareness
- Specification and testing of technical controls for ICT systems.
We also provide knowledge and support on other IA-related requirements including compliance with PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard)