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Stay ahead of All Challenging IT threats with Proactive Information Governance Services

Sharp Brains’ information governance experts know how to handle ever-evolving information threats. Information governance services that keep your data secure. The 24/7 monitoring ensures peace of mind for clients.

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Your data is safe with our global team of experts. Your data is our top priority.
We’ve got the experience and resources to protect your data from cyberthreats.

Services We Offer

IT Security Auditing

At Sharp Brains, we understand that IT security is essential for any business. That’s why we offer comprehensive IT security audits to help you identify and address vulnerabilities. Our audits are tailored to your specific needs and requirements, and we use a variety of methods to ensure that we provide you with a comprehensive and accurate assessment.

Our IT security audits cover a wide range of areas, including:

We also offer specialised audits for specific industries, such as healthcare and financial services.

ISO 27001 Consulting

ISO 27001 is an international standard that provides a framework for an information security management system (ISMS). An ISMS is a set of policies, procedures, and controls that help organizations to protect their information assets from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, or destruction.

ISO 27001 consulting services can help organizations to:

Benefits of ISO 27001 consulting services:

If you are considering implementing ISO 27001, then ISO 27001 consulting services can be a valuable investment.

Contact us today to learn more about our ISO 27001 consulting services and how we can help you to achieve ISO 27001 certification.

PCI-DSS Assessments

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of security requirements designed to protect cardholder data from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, or destruction. All organizations that accept or transmit credit, debit, or cash card payments must comply with PCI DSS.

PCI DSS assessment services help organizations to assess their compliance with the PCI DSS requirements. A PCI DSS assessment typically involves the following steps:

Benefits of PCI DSS assessment services:

If you are required to comply with PCI DSS, then PCI DSS assessment services can be a valuable investment.

Contact us today to learn more about our PCI DSS assessment services and how we can help you to achieve PCI DSS compliance.

Data Protection Officer as a Service

A Data Protection Officer as a Service (DPOaaS) service is a subscription-based service that provides organizations with access to a qualified Data Protection Officer (DPO) on a part-time or full-time basis. A DPO is responsible for overseeing an organization’s data protection compliance and ensuring that it meets all applicable data protection laws and regulations, such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

DPOaaS services can be particularly beneficial for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) that may not have the resources to hire a full-time DPO. DPOaaS services can also be helpful for organizations that are new to data protection or that are going through a period of change, such as a merger or acquisition.

Benefits of using a DPOaaS service:

Services typically offered by DPOaaS providers:

If you are looking for a way to improve your organization’s data protection compliance, then a DPOaaS service may be the right solution for you.

Contact us today to learn more about our DPOaaS service and how we can help you to achieve data protection compliance.

Cyber Essentials Certification

Cyber Essentials is a government-backed scheme that helps organizations to protect themselves against the most common cyber threats. It is a simple but effective way to improve your organization’s security posture and demonstrate your commitment to cyber security to your customers and suppliers.

The Cyber Essentials certification is based on five key controls:

To achieve Cyber Essentials certification, organizations must complete a self-assessment and have their assessment verified by an independent assessor.

Benefits of Cyber Essentials certification:

If you are looking for a simple and effective way to improve your organization’s cyber security, then Cyber Essentials certification is the right solution for you.

Contact us today to learn more about Cyber Essentials certification and how we can help you to achieve it.

NHS-DSPT Assessment

The NHS Data Security Protection Toolkit (DSPT) is a self-assessment tool that helps healthcare organizations assess their data security posture. The DSPT covers a wide range of data security topics, including:

Sharp Brains can help healthcare organisations conduct an NHS-DSPT assessment and identify any areas where their data security posture can be improved. We can also help organizations implement the necessary changes to improve their data security posture.

We can help you achieve the NHS Data Security & Protection Toolkit (DSPT) certification. DSPT is a government-backed scheme that provides organisations with a framework for implementing and managing an effective data security program.

Business Continuity Planning

Business continuity planning is the process of creating a plan to help an organization recover from a disruption to its operations. A business continuity plan should identify the organization’s critical functions and the steps that will be taken to ensure that those functions can continue to operate during a disruption.

Sharp Brains can help organizations develop and implement a business continuity plan. We can also help organizations test their business continuity plan on a regular basis to ensure that it is effective.

Chief Information Office as a Service

Get the expertise of a Chief Information Security Officer without the cost of a full-time hire.

CISOaaS is a subscription-based service that provides your organization with access to a highly experienced Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) on a part-time basis. Your CISOaaS will work with you to develop and implement a comprehensive information security program, tailored to the specific needs of your organization.

Benefits of CISOaaS:

How CISOaaS can help you:

If you are looking for a cost-effective and scalable way to improve your organization’s information security posture, then CISOaaS is the right solution for you.

Contact us today to learn more about our CISOaaS service and how we can help you to protect your organization from the latest cyber threats.

Why Businesses Outsource
Information Governance services

The importance of outsourcing information Governance is highlighted in recent years because, in 2022, 71% 60% of organizations outsource at least some of their IG functions.  Outsourcing IG services can save money (72%), improve compliance (83%), and reduce the risk of data breaches (50%).

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 IG can be implemented in different industries in a variety of ways, depending on the specific needs of the industry. Here are a few examples:

  • Healthcare: Healthcare organizations can use IG to develop and implement policies and procedures for managing patient data, such as how data is collected, stored, and accessed. They can also use IG to conduct risk assessments to identify and mitigate the risks to patient data, and to train employees on privacy and security best practices.
  • Financial services: Financial services organizations can use IG to develop and implement policies and procedures for managing customer data, such as how data is collected, stored, and accessed. They can also use IG to conduct risk assessments to identify and mitigate the risks to customer data, and to train employees on privacy and security best practices.
  • Retail: Retail organizations can use IG to develop and implement policies and procedures for managing customer data, such as how data is collected, stored, and accessed. They can also use IG to conduct risk assessments to identify and mitigate the risks to customer data, and to train employees on privacy and security best practices.
  • Education: Educational institutions can use IG to protect student data, such as grades, disciplinary records, and financial aid information.
  • Government: Government agencies can use IG to protect sensitive data, such as citizen information, classified information, and national security information.
  • Legal: Law firms can use IG to protect client data, such as case files, financial information, and confidential communications.
  • Technology: Technology companies can use IG to protect customer data, product information, and intellectual property.

These are just a few examples, and the specific ways that IG is implemented will vary depending on the specific needs of the industry and the organization.

Some of the key components of information governance include:

  • Data governance: This involves developing and implementing policies and procedures for managing data effectively. Data governance includes tasks such as data classification, data quality management, data access control, and data security.
  • Records management: This involves creating, storing, disposing of, and archiving records in accordance with legal and regulatory requirements. Records management includes tasks such as records classification, records retention, records storage, and records destruction.
  • Information security: This involves implementing security measures to protect data from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, or destruction. Information security includes tasks such as network security, system security, application security, data security, and security awareness training.
  • Privacy compliance: This involves complying with privacy laws and regulations, such as the GDPR. Privacy compliance includes tasks such as data collection and use, data subject rights, and data breach response.

Information governance (IG) is the process of managing information throughout its lifecycle, from creation to disposal. IG encompasses all the policies, procedures, and technologies that an organization uses to manage its information assets.

IG is important because it helps organizations to:

  • Protect their information assets from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, or destruction. This includes protecting information from cyberattacks, human error, and natural disasters.
  • Comply with legal and regulatory requirements. Many industries are subject to regulations that govern how they can collect, store, and use information. IG can help organizations to comply with these regulations and avoid fines and other penalties.
  • Make effective use of their information assets to support their business goals. IG can help organizations to identify and manage their most important information assets, and to ensure that they are used efficiently and effectively.