What is the ISO 38500 standard?

What is the ISO 38500 standard?

ISO IEC 38500:2008, or ISO 38500 is the international standard for the corporate governance of information technology. ISO 38500 provides guidance to those advising, informing or assisting directors on the effective and acceptable use of Information Technology (IT) within the organisation. The important advantage of the ISO 38500 IT governance framework is to make sure that accountability is […]

What is HIPAA Compliance?

What is HIPAA Compliance?

HIPAA, the US Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act 1996, establishes the standard for protecting sensitive patient data. Any organisation that deals with protected health information (PHI) must ensure that all the required physical, network, and process security measures are in place and followed. This includes covered entities, anyone who provides treatment, payment and operations […]

14 Top Tips for FOI Compliance

14 Top Tips for FOI Compliance

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOI) provides the legal framework for publishing information held by publicly-owned bodies, such as central government, local councils and authorities.  Everyone has the right to request information held by public sector organisations under the Act. With many public services now outsourced to the private sector, it is important that commercial organisations […]

What is the ISO 27001 Standard?

What is the ISO 27001 Standard?

The ISO 27001 Standard (ISO/IEC 27001:2005) is the international standard describing best practice for an Information Security Management System. The ISO 27001 Information Security Management standard can be applied to all types of organisations and specifies the requirements for establishing, implementing, operating, monitoring, reviewing, maintaining and improving a documented Information Security Management System (ISMS) within […]

UK Cyber Laws

UK Cyber Laws

IT professionals often worry that they don’t know what they need to know about cyber laws and regulations. And with compliance and risk no longer just the preserve of specialist lawyers but of everyone with the organisation, E RADAR’s UK Cyber Law Tracker provides an easy-to-use solution to help decision makers find information on the […]