Paper or Online? UKAS ISO 27001 certification body investigates the highest reported information security incidents

So what’s the highest reported information security incident? You wouldn’t be alone in thinking that the majority of information security breaches occur online or are IT related.  Emailing and storing data held in the cloud are commonplace and we hear lots of media coverage about website hacking. According to the latest Annual Report published by the Information Commissioner’s Office, however, the type of incident that generates the highest number of reports is actually the loss or theft of paperwork.

Living in a paperless world is still some years off, so how can you minimise the risk of a security breach?

Without clear communication in place regarding information security, your employees may not understand how they should handle paperwork, especially papers containing confidential information or personal details. Companies should deal with the communication issue by implementing an information security management system, designed and developed internally or by an external information security expert. Taking this one step further, organisations looking to demonstrate information security excellence long-term should gain ISO 27001 certification.

An ISO 27001 certification body such as Approachable Certification will be able to give you valuable advice as to how to achieve ISO 27001 certification.  And if, like Approachable Certification, they have a partner programme in place, you can be quickly connected to ISO 27001 experts in your area that can support you throughout your journey to certification, and beyond.

Discover more about the benefits of ISO 27001 certification and the services offered by a UKAS accredited ISO 27001 certification body by contacting Approachable Certification today.  We offer practical, friendly advice to companies in the UK.

Leading causes of data insecurity (sourced from Information Commissioner's Office - Annual Report)

Leading causes of data insecurity (sourced from Information Commissioner’s Office – Annual Report)