Information Security Service

The Corporate IT Forum's Information Security Service (tISS) was established in 2002, by a group of security professionals who believe in a collaborative approach towards continually strengthening and improving the overall capabilities of information security management systems.

tISS recognises the positive role that Information Security can play in enabling business to develop, expand and operate efficiently as well as the importance of increasing professional skills in terms of information security management and technology.

The agenda is set by the Security Leadership Group ensuring significant topics are dealt with in a timely manner while addressing strategic issues on a continuing basis.

Over the course of 2015 the Service will undertake a number of activities to support the theme of Reducing risk and enhancing security across the organisation.

  1. Improving the security profile of an organisation through the introduction of technical solutions or process change, or the implementation of a strategy to improve the security awareness of users or external customers.
  2. Reinforcing the IT security message: working to deliver business value, innovation in the application of technology, creativity in communicating the security message throughout and beyond the IT function threshold, reducing the business exposure to IT security risk and increasing individual employee confidence and safety.

This activity stream will be supported by physical and virtual presentations, learning and discussion.

tISS's vision

To develop and share information security best practice through bringing together the collective resources available in public and private organisations in a confidential, collaborative and sales-free environment. In doing this tISS believes that:
  • Good information security is essential to supporting good business.
  • There is value in providing a vendor independent and confidential environment, led and directed by the Membership.
  • Working together, sharing collective knowledge and experience that will increase efficiency
  • An increasing need and benefit in public and private sector organisations co-operating with each other.
  • There should be an opportunity for all members to engage in the security debate.
  • Member engagement is the key to its success, as activities are shaped solely by the Membership

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