Cyber Security Assessment Tool Released by IFSEC

Aug 05, 2015, 12:21 ET from UBM EMEA

LONDON, August 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

Exactly how vulnerable is your business to hackers? 81% of large organisations suffered a security breach in 2014, according to PwC, demonstrating it is important that businesses take steps to protect themselves to avoid becoming another statistic  

The Cyber Security Assessment is a new interactive online tool developed by the team behind IFSEC International and Interop London for business leaders to easily assess their organisation's vulnerability to hacks and breaches.

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The free tool allows users to benchmark themselves against the Cybersecurity Framework developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce (NIST) to help businesses to manage cyber security-related risk.  

The framework was published in response to an Executive Order from President Obama and covers five critical areas of cyber security: identify, protect, detect, respond and recover.

Gerry Dunphy, Event Director, IFSEC Portfolio, UBM EMEA said: "Cyber security should be right at the top of every business's agenda. The ever-increasing number of connected devices, smart buildings and exponential growth of data make it necessary for all businesses to protect themselves. The Cyber Security Assessment is a useful tool for anyone to check that they are developing and deploying effective cyber security measures."

Ion Interactive, a leading provider of data-driven interactive content, worked with IFSEC Global to develop the interactive functionality to make this an intuitive tool for businesses of all sizes to use.

Luke Bilton, Director, Digital & Content, UBM EMEA commented: "The Cyber Security Assessment is the second interactive tool that UBM has developed with the team at Ion Interactive. We have been very impressed by how intuitive the tool is, and would urge businesses large and small to assess themselves in this important area."

Businesses concerned about their own cyber risk can take the Cyber Security Assessment here: cybersec.ifsecglobal.com/assessment

For more information and to access the Cyber Security Assessment tool visit: www.IFSECglobal.com

Notes to editor:  

About IFSEC International: 

IFSEC International is the leading event that caters for the entire security buying chain. Attracting manufacturers, distributors, consultants, specifiers, installers, integrators and end users, IFSEC International is the only event to bring the whole community together under one roof. Providing education, networking, and the latest products, IFSEC International takes place from 21 - 23 June 2016 at ExCeL London. IFSEC International is part of the Protection & Management Series which is made up of FIREX International, Facilities Show, Safety & Health Expo and Service Management Expo.

About IFSEC Global.com 

IFSEC Global provides daily news and insight for the global security and fire community online. The live events, website and database of customers span the global security and fire industry, with more than 40 years of experience in connecting decision-makers, installers and end-users.

For more information visit www.IFSECglobal.com

About Interop London 

Interop London connects IT and technology communities around the world with events in Las Vegas, London and Tokyo. The London edition is the flagship event of London Technology Week and took place at ExCeL London alongside IFSEC International from June 16-18 2015.

Combined these events provide the most comprehensive information security event proposition in the UK.

About UBM EMEA 

UBM EMEA connects people and creates opportunities for companies across five continents to develop new business, meet customers, launch new products, promote brands and expand markets. Operating in more than 23 countries, UBM EMEA organises many of the world's largest, most important live events, awards and community sites in a wide variety of industries. Find out more www.ubm.com.

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