Information Security Management System

An Information Security Management System (ISMS) is a systematic approach to managing sensitive company information so that it remains secure. It encompasses people, processes and IT systems.

Certification of an organization’s ISMS ensures that the organization has a model for establishing, implementing, operating, reviewing, maintaining and improving the security of information including those of customer, held by the organization. The implemented ISMS ensure handling of overall business risks by implementation of security controls customized to the needs of the organization thus increasing the productivity of the people and enhancing corporate image.

An  (ISMS) is a management system based on a systematic business risk approach, to establish, implement, operate, monitor, review, maintain, and improve information security.

ISO/IEC 27001 is the only auditable international standard which defines the quirements for an Information Security Management System (ISMS). The standard is designed to ensure the selection of adequate and proportionate security controls.

Knowing the most important assets of your company is a must. You must be able to evaluate the assets you need to protect and those that need to be considered critical. There are many companies that have taken the risk of not protecting their valuable information and have paid for it. Having your data and information protected is vital for your company and this is where an  comes in.

What is information security management system

Understanding the most important assets of your company is a must. You must be able to evaluate the assets you need to protect and those that need to be considered critical. There are many companies that have taken the risk of not protecting their valuable information and have paid for it. Companies in the past that have been brought down to their knees because they have not taken the right measures to secure their information. Having your data and information protected is vital for your company and this is where an  comes in.

So what is information security management system and how does it help your organization? It is a quality standard that explains the different requirements to implement an information security management system. This is to make sure there are security parameters in place to protect the most vital data of any organization.

When you have such a standard implemented, you can be rest assured that your data will be protected from any possible security threat. There would be different processes and procedures that are implemented in your organization that would help your employees understand how data must be protected. These changes in the system and the certification too would give a lot of confidence to employees, clients and possible customers.

At IRQS, we understand that such standards must be added not only in large MNCs but also in startup companies. After all it is a quality standard that will only help the company improve. We encourage more companies to look at such quality standards to improve the levels of efficiency in the company. With an , there is no doubt that the company will progress through the industry ranks. Such a certification is a must in many companies in India that handle vital data of their foreign clients.

Benefits of Information Security Management system

If there is any rule that has to be tapped to every successful organization, it would be protecting their interest. Having the right plan in place to make sure every asset of the company is in safe hands. It is absolutely critical that your business data does not go to the wrong hands. It would just break your business to be frank. So having the right certification to protect your business is an absolute must today. Protecting your business’ critical data is of utmost importance and unless you have this covered this; you could have massive threats in your business. With an , all your data is protected from any kind of threat. This is vital for a company because they need to protect the data of their employees as well as client information.

IRQS is in sync with the demands in the industry and suggest companies around to world to take up a quality standard like . While many companies choose these standards, many do not know the real benefits of Information security management system:

  • Ability to market more: Because more people in the industry want to work with companies that protect data better, you would be able to market yourself quite easily. There would always be potential clients you can approach and share your USPs with. They would potentially never have to worry about data loss or theft with a certification like this with their vendor.
  • Confidence of clients: Having the confidence of your clients is of critical importance in any field of business. The moment your clients know they have the right vendor; they would renew your contracts with ease. Thus giving you a higher retention of clientele.

These benefits of Information security management system are not limited to large MNCs; it would be a lot of value for a startup too.

Why ISO 27001 Certification?

ISO 27001 certification looks intently at the totality of an organization’s information assets and then steps through a process which gauges risks related to these assets. Participants in the process look at the likelihood of an attack or failure, the impact that such an attack or failure would have on the organization and the effectiveness of controls intended to protect the assets. It Increased Reliability and Security of the Systems.

Advantages:

  • Increase in business as customers / suppliers recognize a credible trusted partner
  • Independently demonstrates that applicable laws and regulations are observed
  • Business differentiator providing competitive advantage over similar organizations
  • Compliance with Legislation
  • Improved Management Control

More Specific Benefits

  • Proves senior management’s commitment to the security of its information Improved Risk Management.
  • Contingency Planning
  • A positive response from potential customers
  • Ensure management commitment
  • Can be integrated with Other Management systems
  • Reduce the Risk of information and hence cost of Breaches
  • Cost-effective and Consistent information security

Certification Procedure

The Certification Procedure is a multiple-step process. The certification cycle is described briefly:

  • Application for certification from client
  • Offer from IRQS India
  • Offer acceptance from client and order confirmation by IRQS India
  • Pre audit (optional)
  • Certification audit – (Stage 1 + Stage 2)
  • Issue of certificate on successful completion of certification audit
  • Surveillance audits at defined period
  • Recertification audit after 3 years

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