Category Archives: ISO 27001

What is CPD? CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development and is the term used to describe the learning activities professionals engage in to develop and enhance their abilities.  This could be through instructor led courses, workshops, seminars, conferences and e-learning. Who Requires CPD? If you’re a member of a professional body it is likely you…


Firstly, what is ISO 27001 ? ISO 27001 is an Information Security Management System which helps you to effectively manage the risks to the security of your confidential data, both physically and electronically. So, ISO 27001 doesn’t just apply to those within the IT industry but to any business that holds confidential data.  It’s highly likely that you hold some level…


Cyber security is one of the hottest topics in business, yet sometimes it’s hard to know where to get started. Read our latest article which summarises the presentation we gave to the Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber’s Cyber Forum recently. It’s packed full of useful tips including where to find free online cyber security training for your staff. Other articles that…


A non-conformance is anything that has happened that shouldn’t have.  It could be an issue with an internal process, a supplier’s performance or even a customer complaint and unfortunately, the process is sometimes viewed in a bad light. There are times where some individuals will see raising a non-conformance as a ‘weakness’ or they may…


What is the Statement of Applicability? The Statement of Applicability is a document that details which controls you have in place to manage the risks to the security of your businesses confidential or sensitive information.  It is the one document that contains every element you employ to achieve this and is therefore the most important…