/EINPresswire.com/ According to McAffe’s 2012 Threat Predictions report hackers will exploit the US’s vulnerable infrastructure in 2012. At the same time, a report published by the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) points out that a wide variety of cyber security guidance is available for entities within the seven critical infrastructure sectors, such as finance and banking, energy and healthcare. GAO appeals that more can be done, and private entities, not subject to regulation, should be also participating by complying with the federal cyber security guidance.

Alan Calder, CEO of information security advisers, IT Governance, says, “As hactivism emerges as one of the biggest threat to IT security, we will be witnessing more and more data breaches…unless federal policy establishes mandatory cyber security regulations for private organizations too. Fraud and reputational damage caused by cybercrime is too big to ignore. We urgently need to promote and promulgate, at senior executive level, the benefits of effective risk and security management, based on ISO 27001 compliance.”

ISO/IEC 27001 is the only internationally recognized cyber security management standard for an Information Security Management System (ISMS). It helps businesses create a best in class ISMS which can be independently audited and certified. Creating an ISO 27001 compliant ISMS will assist any organization in meeting the information security-related regulatory compliance requirements including the FISMA, BLBA, HIPPA and PIPEDA. More importantly ISO/IEC 27001 insures the improvement of their cyber security defences, thus making organizations less vulnerable to data breaches.

www.27001.com is the global market leader for ISO 27001 information, distribution of the ISO 27001 family of standards as well as ISO 27001 related books and toolkits.

The ANSI adoption of the ISO 27001 standard for North America is available here: www.27001.com/products/26.

Any organization looking to implement an Information Security Management System, compliant with the ISO 27001 standard, will benefit from using the ISO270001 Cyber Security Toolkit (www.27001.com/products/259). The toolkit contains fit-for-purpose guidance materials and tools that make the implementation of an ISMS easier, and also save organizations time and money by offering them document templates to develop the necessary policies.

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