Making Sure Your Organization’s Information is Secure
As a business or technical leader, it’s imperative to not only continuously improve information security, but also to seamlessly integrate it into your organization’s ecosystem using unmatched certified security expertise. This expertise ensures that your security measures are not just robust, but also at the forefront of industry standards and best practices
However, knowing that business opportunities are increasingly driven by scalability, flexibility and cost control requirements, you have considered, or are already quickly moving towards digital transformation, teleworking, and cloud infrastructure solutions. Under these circumstances, upgrading the security of your information is a necessary strategic decision. But what is the right approach? How do you make sure your operations run smoothly as you make the required changes? How do you get executive buy-in?
The First Right Choice is Standardization
When you implement an information security management system, operational consistency becomes a measurable attribute. You also gain the ability to assess compliance with sound security policies and to establish effective technical controls. Moreover, basing your management system on an internationally recognized information security standard such as ISO/IEC 27001:2022 ensures you cover all operational boundaries.
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The Second Right Choice is Certification
Benefits to Stakeholders and Clients
Certifying your information security management system according to ISO/IEC 27001:2022 assures internal stakeholders and clients that you are using due diligence when handling their sensitive data. The certification demonstrates that as a technology business leader, you prioritize the security of critical operational systems and functions. It’s a testament to your commitment in ensuring that systems are constantly monitored in-house. Furthermore, this certification also guarantees that an external auditor verifies these systems at least once a year.
Ensuring Security at the Executive Level
Key disclosure risk factors, such as unauthorized access and mishandling of information, are assessed and controlled at the executive level. This implies a high level of responsibility and oversight when it comes to securing privileged data. Additionally, ISO/IEC 27001:2022 certification confirms that you have established a robust structure and process to handle any security incidents which may arise. In essence, it showcases your organization’s dedication to information security and its unwavering commitment to protect your clients’ privileged information..
An Effective Engagement Process
Our engagement process is a holistic journey that encompasses the implementation, certification, and ongoing maintenance of your information security management system (ISMS). Offering end-to-end solutions, we ensure your ISMS is not only effectively set up but also supported by the necessary training for your team to maintain it seamlessly. Furthermore, for those seeking certification that resonates with industry-specific security benchmarks, we are committed to assisting you every step of the way.
Tailored Approach with a Wealth of Experience
With over a decade of expertise guiding businesses to meet strict security and quality standards, our method is both practical and adaptable. We emphasize a deep comprehension of your distinct circumstances, guaranteeing that every decision and strategy is meticulously crafted to cater to your requirements. Whether your preference leans towards a Time & Materials (T&M) method or a fixed-cost model, our approach is flexible to meet your business needs. Rely on our dedicated team to address every crucial aspect of your enterprise, ensuring the successful implementation and longevity of your ISMS.
The organization must certify its management systems based on the requirements of various standards and industry best practices.
Requirements vs. Operational Controls — A Balancing Act
When implementing and maintaining an information security management system (ISMS), the relevant legal, operational and regulatory requirements must be taken into consideration. To achieve comprehensive coverage, an adequate number of operational controls must be selected whilst other controls may be excluded.
The ISO/IEC 27001:2022 Statement of Applicability (SoA) outlines which main control mechanisms need to be instituted to ensure that the appropriate security measures have been chosen and put into effect. Potential missteps in mapping the ISMS scope to the necessary controls may cause unwanted mishaps in the implementation and certification process.
However, our industry experience allows us to seamlessly pilot your organization from discovery to certification by maintaining an effective balance between requirements and implemented controls. We help you and your team identify, update, create, and implement the policies, processes, and procedures you need to get and stay certified. Our experts know how to interpret certification requirements and how to adapt them to your specific business needs. They make sure your certification goals are reached on time and on budget.
A gap analysis is required to assess your system’s status against the standard certification baseline.
Controls at Your Fingertips – Seratos Gap Assessment Process
Our gap assessment process is meticulously designed for efficiency, highlighting areas of need in real-time. Based on the findings, we not only identify relevant resources but also ensure that these insights feed directly into our risk assessment. By continually updating and reviewing this evaluation, we maintain an evergreen perspective on your organization’s vulnerabilities. Utilizing these results, we assemble an adept implementation team focused on crafting the necessary manuals, policies, processes, and documentation, ensuring you meet certification standards.
Our state-of-the-art compliance dashboards stand testament to this effectiveness. They allow for effortless monitoring of the evolving baseline of information security controls, producing consistent, valuable evidence. This facilitates key stakeholders like CIOs, Chief Privacy, and Data Protection Officers to consistently gauge and ensure compliance with prevailing privacy regulations.
Additionally, our holistic compliance monitoring system diminishes audit fatigue. It empowers your organization to address security questionnaires and inquiries promptly and efficiently, enhancing overall compliance performance.
The performance of the internal audit is a critical requirement for the certification.
Using Audits to Your Advantage
When you work with us, internal audits become a streamlined and proactive function that organically drives continual improvement while reducing the risk of incurring penalties or missing reporting deadlines. Because we develop and implement adaptive made-to-measure assessment methods, your audit and compliance activities are always relevant. They also enhance the quality and security of your business.
Our network of qualified ISMS auditors is well established. With these experts, we have designed an internal certification mechanism that guarantees you can show that you comply with the privacy regulation audit process. Moreover, our adaptive assessment methods ensure the continued applicability and relevance of audit and compliance activities.
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Risk assessments must be completed at regular intervals to ensure operational controls are in place to address relevant risks.
We Help You Align Operational Risks With Business Objectives
We combine technical expertise with auditing experience to create an effective and unprejudiced security baseline adapted to your organization’s risk profile.
Our risk assessment, fully aligned with the ISO 27001:2022 requirements, helps you understand the impact of information threats to operational, business and financial assets. As a result, security budgets, resources and timelines are managed more effectively and are easily integrated into the organization’s governance roadmap.
Our detailed risk assessment gives you an in-depth cost-benefit analysis of your assets and systems. Our budget optimization models bring to light practical solutions that help you choose and put in place the right security and IT controls.
To guarantee the effectiveness of the management system, the organization must make sure that core competencies are achieved and maintained.
Preparing Your ISMS Team
With your main corporate strategy as our guide, we help you enhance your organization’s information security expertise through our information security certified training. Our comprehensive training encompasses everything from the foundational concepts of management systems and standards to advanced techniques in risk analysis tools and methods. This ensures that our training not only builds knowledge but also aligns with the strategic business objectives of your organization.
Because we believe that preparing your ISMS team as an operational unit is a critical step in addressing your certification needs, we have developed a workshop with a curriculum of customizable courses that are delivered online at the time of your choice. Since reaching each course’s objectives necessitates adhering to specific schedules, content and other requirements, our instructors pay particular attention to covering all materials and fulfilling all conditions each time the course is delivered.
Our ISMS Consulting expertise encompasses the following information security standards and certifications: