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ISO27001 compliance checklist available for download

ISO27001 Checklist tool - screenshot

As mentioned previously, we have now uploaded our ISO 27001 (also known as ISO/IEC 27001:2013) compliance checklist and it is available for free download. Please feel free to grab a copy and share it with anyone you think would benefit. Designed to assist you in assessing your compliance, the checklist is not a replacement for […]

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Office security checklist – Updated

Office security checklist – Updated

As part of our ongoing drive towards improving your security, We have updated our office security checklist to make it easier to use and clearer to follow. The 2013 version of the security checklist is now available to download. The idea behind the document remains the same: this is something you can print off and […]

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Business Security Guide – Free Download

Business Security Guide – Free Download

The effects of crime can be devastating on people and businesses. While recent crime trends have been reassuring, there is still a reported 1 in 50 businesses in the United Kingdom that suffer a robbery or burglary each year. This can create a terrible economic burden on both the business itself and the surrounding community […]

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Information Commissioner’s Office launch IT Security Guide for Small Businesses

Information Commissioner’s Office launch IT Security Guide for Small Businesses

Today the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) announced it had produced “A practical guide to IT Security” with the subheading that this is “Ideal for the small business.” At the time of writing, the ICO press release announcing the IT Security guide appears to be having trouble (what looks like an infinite redirect loop is in […]

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HMG Security Policy Framework – Version 8

HMG Security Policy Framework – Version 8

You are probably aware that the Cabinet Office have recently issued Version 8 of the Security Policy Framework (SPF). This is the document that provides the overarching framework for security compliance with Government and for any organisations wishing to connect to the Government network or do business with HMG. Previously we have published versions of […]

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Physical Security Assessment Form – Free Download

Physical Security Assessment Form – Free Download

Physical security forms the baseline for any asset protection or loss prevention programme  and is an essential bedrock for building your organisations risk management strategy. While high tech data attacks may get more headlines in the news, physical security breaches consistently cause the most suffering to businesses across the globe. As part of our ongoing […]

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SPF – ISO27001 Control Mapping Tool – Free Download

SPF – ISO27001 Control Mapping Tool – Free Download

For any organisation looking to provide services to the UK Government, consideration of the Security Policy Framework (SPF) is essential and for most Government contracts audited compliance is required. Unfortunately, compliance with the SPF (and List X Status) doesnt often carry much weight in the wider world where customers and service partners will often demand […]

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Security Policy Framework Compliance Checklist – available for download.

Security Policy Framework Compliance Checklist – available for download.

As previously mentioned, we have updated the SPF Compliance Checklist to make it suitable for use with Version 7 of the Security Policy Framework released a few weeks ago. The new checklist is now available for free download from our security resources section and provides you with the relevant audit points to assess compliance with […]

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Security Risk Management – Protecting your business

Security Risk Management – Protecting your business

Security risk management is, as we frequently say, important for every organisation. For most businesses it can be a make or break issue and, in lots of industries, there are legally binding obligations & regulations on how security risks are managed. However, despite this importance, lots of organisations struggle at implementing the fundamentals and risk […]

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Business Security – Rapid Security and Safety Review Checklist

Business Security – Rapid Security and Safety Review Checklist

It is important that you understand what your current security situation is. This is the bedrock for everything else you do, however, unfortunately most organisations seem to have difficulty pinning down where their security strengths and weaknesses lie. Often the problem is one of working out where to begin. While you can work outside in, […]

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Passwords and IT Security

Passwords and IT Security

Passwords are frequently thought of as an “outdated” method of security and numerous product vendors will tell you how they offer a much better solution that kind of works like magic. This is rarely the case and for 99% of applications, properly used passwords provide you with a perfectly suitable method of authenticating a user […]

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Security Guide for the Small to Medium Business

Security Guide for the Small to Medium Business

As part of our continuing effort to help raise security awareness and provide business with the tools to improve their own security posture, Halkyn Consulting has produced a security guide for free download. Specifically aimed at the small – medium enterprise sector, this guide is there to help you build your own security posture and […]

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Office Security Checklist – Free Download

Office Security Checklist – Free Download

Office security is important for any business, from multinationals with offices across the globe to sole-traders working from home. Your office is likely to have most of the important information for your business (such as vital customer records and bank account details) and with the widespread use of information technology, it is where your computers, […]

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Security resource downloads – Business Guide to Penetration Testing

Security resource downloads – Business Guide to Penetration Testing

We would always suggest that any business with even half an interest in protecting its resources, carries out regular penetration tests (pentest) – at the bare minimum when a system (physical or IT related) is implemented to ensure that it has been done properly. If you have an internet facing computer system, use e-commerce or […]

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Information Protection Policy – Template for Free Download

Information Protection Policy – Template for Free Download

Almost every business, what ever its size and function, handles sensitive data. This can range from a list of your customers and their addresses, to full-blown business intelligence systems that track their trends. However you manage your customers, it is essential that you have a robust, well thought out Information Protection Policy in place. To […]

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