ISQ Academy has just launched a service to support SMEs and large companies in the area of Cybersecurity, in partnership with Focus2Comply. It will operate at the level of diagnosis and analysis of the current state of each company in terms of weaknesses and risk of cyberattack, through the audit according to current standards, governance consulting and technology systems. The service applies to all employees and specialists in IT or critical areas of creation, management and data protection.
This training helps companies identify their vulnerabilities in terms of cyber-attacks, preparing them to define a set of measures for improvement, in line with the management systems and normative references of the organizations. “In the current context, accelerated by the pandemic and the consequent telecommuting, it is critical to have a concerted strategy between all elements of the organization, from the operational, through IT specialists to the CEO. This is the only way to ensure that the organization is aware and alert to the cyber risks that exist in the day-to-day life of all workers,” highlights Margarida Segard, director of the ISQ Academy.
The research on this topic is clear: case of Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) that points cyber attacks as the main risk for the organizations’ businesses (40%), at the same level as the coronavirus pandemic (40%). And also the FBI data for 2020, estimating that cybercrime costs the global economy more than one trillion dollars.
Also in Portugal, companies are becoming more and more aware of these threats and are starting to invest in solutions to respond to potential risks.
In this sense, this new service follows a holistic People-Process-Technology approach, aligned with information security, risk management and data privacy, with special emphasis on prevention.
Security has been a core area at ISQ since its inception, and ISQ Academy intends to reinforce the importance of raising security awareness among people and organisations, based on diagnosis and consultancy, but also operating with training actions targeted at the specific needs of each organisation.