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Information Security Management System

Organizations increasingly have to demonstrate they can be trusted for information security and privacy management and having ISO 27001 demonstrates that an organization has identified risks and put in place preventative measures to protect the organization from information security breaches.

The ISO 27001 standard outlines requirements for organizations to establish, implement, maintain, and improve an Information Security Management System within the context of the organization. Requirements mentioned in ISO 27001 are generic and intended to be applicable to all organizations.

An effective Information Security Management System (ISMS) provides a management framework of policies and procedures that will keep your information secure, whatever the format. ISO 27001 outlines the requirements for assessment and treatment of information security risks tailored to the needs of the organization.

Benefits of Information Security Management System include

Few of the benefits of implementing ISMS include

  • Increased reliability and security of systems and information
  • Improved customer and business partner confidence
  • Improved management processes and integration with corporate risk strategies
  • It ensures compliance with business, legal and regulatory requirements such as the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), the NIS Directive (Directive on security of network and information systems) and other cyber security laws.
  • Better and effective management of information security risks
  • Advantage over competitors when tendering for business
  • Integration of multiple standards (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, IATF 16949, AS 9100, etc.)

Consulting Methodology

A proven Information Security Management System development and implementation approach should be used based on project management methodologies. A structured approach should be used for defining project plans, specific responsibilities and verification of results. The result will be a development and implementation strategy that is more efficient and provides for first time compliance or registration to the ISO 27001 requirements.

Following phases are involved in development and implementation of an effective Information Security Management System

  • Development of Project Plan
  • Review and Gap Assessment
  • Process Mapping and Management System Development
  • Management System Implementation
  • Internal Assessment and Management Review

Benefits of ISMS Consulting include

Best practices and depth of knowledge and experience significantly impacts the ISMS design and ability to meet the organizations’ business goals. An experienced consultant helps your organization live and own the ISMS and operate it at its optimal level.

Following can be some of the benefits of having and experienced consultant for development of management system

  • An effective and reliable management system
  • Increased objectivity and impartiality
  • Improved risk profile
  • Increasing business opportunities
  • Reduced ISMS development and implementation time
  • ISMS designed to suit the organization and your customers’ requirements