Net service evaluates business' IT security

An online service will allow IT directors and managers to benchmark the strength of their information security management against...

An online service will allow IT directors and managers to benchmark the strength of their information security management against other companies in their sectors.

The security management index, devised by the Human Firewall Council, a group of IT suppliers, security consultants and users, is designed to help organisations highlight the areas they most need to improve.

The index compares the progress companies have made in their security management against the recommendations in the international security standard ISO 7799.

"At the end of the nine sections of the quiz you get a score saying this is the percentage that you comply with ISO 7799 and it will give you a benchmark with your peers and industry group," said David Blackman, marketing director of Pentasafe, which founded the Human Firewall Council.

The security management index follows the council's security awareness index, which was completed by 1,500 people last year.

It revealed sharp variations in the ability of organisations to communicate their security policies to their employees.

To complete the management awareness index go to: www.humanfirewall.org

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