Information Security Management System (ISO 27001:2013)
An Information Security Management System (ISMS) is a management system based on a systematic business risk approach, to establish, implement, operate, monitor, review, maintain, and improve information security. It is an organizational approach to information security. ISO/IEC 27001 is a standard for information security that focuses on an organization’s ISMS
The value of information goes beyond the written words, numbers and images: knowledge, concepts, ideas and brands are examples of intangible forms of information. In an interconnected world, information and related processes, systems, networks and personnel involved in their operation, handling and protection are assets that, like other important business assets, are valuable to an organization’s business and consequently deserve or require protection against various hazards.
Information can exist in many forms. It can be printed or written on paper, stored electronically, transmitted by post or using electronic means, shown on films, or spoken in conversation. Whatever forms the information takes, or means by which it is shared or stored, it should always be appropriately protected.
Information security is characterized as the preservation of:
- Confidentiality: ensuring that information is accessible only to those authorized to have access.
- Integrity: safeguarding the accuracy and completeness of information and processing methods.
- Availability: ensuring that authorized users have access to information and associated assets when required.
In addition, other properties, such as authenticity, accountability, non-repudiation, and reliability can also be involved.
Information security is achieved by implementing a suitable set of controls, which could be policies, practices, procedures, organizational structures and software functions. These controls need to be established to ensure that the specific security objectives of the organization are met.
Achieving ISO 27001 with CQIMC
project Scoping is first step in any compliance initiative. Our consultants help you identify the Business processes critical to your organization and which would be best targeted for initial compliance to the world-wide recognized Standard.
Gap analysis is the next step where our consultants develop a comprehensive report identifying the work required to become compliant as well as an action plan that includes prioritized actions for security improvement.
Risk assessment is a mandatory component of ISO27001 and we’ll help you analyze the levels of information security risk inherent in your business processes. Assessments can be performed.
Our consultants provide whatever level of support you need to implement the required security improvements and are able to suggest practical solutions in each of the different areas of the Standard.
Preparing for Certification:
Our consultants will explain both the benefits and the relatively minor, additional costs involved in certification. CQIMC can prepare you for certification and help you implement any final changes necessary to your ISMS. Finally, we can assist during the audit process itself by dealing with a certification body on your behalf and addressing any audit observations that arise.
Steps for implementing ISO 27001:2013
- Define an information security policy
- Define scope of the information security management system
- Perform a security risk assessment
- Manage the identified risk
- Select controls to be implemented and applied (Technical , Procedural or combination)
- Prepare an SoA (a “statement of applicability”)
- Document relevant polices and processes, implement the same.
Select CQIMC as your ISO 27001 ISMS consulting partner
We have strong team of experts having huge experience and exposure in ISO 27001 ISMS consulting, implementation and training.
Consultants at CQIMC are technical and management graduates/post graduates, ISO 9000 Lead Auditors and ISO 27001 Lead Auditors. With diversified knowledgebase, we can provide highly optimal solutions to your information security management system requirements.
Our consultants have extensive invaluable hands-on experience of working under various roles and capacities in IT industry. They offer practical and pragmatic solutions.