Making Sure Your Organization’s Information is Secure
As a business or technical leader, you must continuously improve information security and successfully integrate it into your firm’s ecosystem. To help align your information security with your operational objectives, you have already hired a solid team of professionals and are using the latest and most effective tools, controls, and monitoring systems.
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 27001:2013 ensures you cover all operational boundaries.
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The Second Right Choice is Certification
Certifying your information security management system according to ISO/IEC 27001:2013 assures internal stakeholders and clients that you are using due diligence when handling their sensitive data. The certification tells them that, as a technology business leader, you insist on controlling the security of all critical operational systems and functions. It confirms that your systems are constantly monitored in-house and that they are verified by an external auditor at least once a year. It signals that key disclosure risk factors such as unauthorized access and mishandling of information are assessed and controlled at the executive level and that you have established a structure and a process to handle any security incidents which may occur. In short, ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification demonstrates that your organization cares about information security and that it diligently protects your clients’ privileged information.
We help you implement and maintain the appropriate information security management system (ISMS) for your business. We give you complete implementation solutions, including the training to maintain your ISMS. Do you want us to support you through the process of certifying for your industry’s security standards? We’ll be there for you.
We have more than a decade of experience successfully helping companies meet stringent security and quality standards. Count on our no-nonsense approach to bring you and your team up to speed. Our experts base all decisions on the facts that apply specifically to your situation. To guarantee the success of your ISMS implementation, our team works with you to cover all the relevant aspects of your enterprise.
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 27001:2013 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 Compliance Dashboards
Based on the results of our gap analysis, we identify which resources apply. Then, we bring together the right people and build your implementation team. These experts develop your core manuals, policies, processes, and documentation to fulfill certification requirements.
Our comprehensive, dynamic compliance dashboards let you easily monitor the status of the baseline repository of information security controls. They generate and maintain valuable evidence, allowing CIOs, Chief Privacy and Data Protection Officers to keep an eye on your organization’s compliance with privacy regulations.
Our integrated compliance monitoring approach significantly reduces audit fatigue because they help you respond to security questionnaires and inquiries in a more timely and effective fashion.
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 ISO/IEC 27001:2013 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.
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 27001:2013 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
Keeping your main corporate strategy in mind, we help you build your entire organization’s specialized information security knowledge. Covering everything from the basic concepts of management systems and standards to the sophisticated utilization of risk analysis tools and methods, our training supports the strategic business goals 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: