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ISO 27001 Certification

ISO 27001 Certification

Your Competitive Advantage: ISO 27001 Certification

Complex IT systems are now capable of processing a wealth of information quickly. To ensure safe processing, information must be confidential and available, and its integrity must be maintained. After all, if information starts to leak out, it can become a trust problem and lead to a competitive disadvantage.

Particularly in the age of Facebook, Twitter and the like, information security is becoming increasingly important, but, at the same time, ever more vulnerable to threats. It therefore follows that well-organized and demonstrably operational professional IT security management is a pressing requirement for companies.

Integrated IT Security Management with an ISMS

In addition to theft and attacks from outside, human error is a frequent cause of data loss. An information security management system (ISMS) is a systematic approach that takes into account both technical and human factors. It will help you establish a continuous optimization and monitoring process in your company on the basis of protection needs stipulated by you.

ISO 27001 is a globally recognized standard for assessing the security of information and IT environments. The standard describes in detail the requirements of implementation as well as the documentation of an information security management system (ISMS). With ISO 27001 certification you will identify and eliminate IT risks and establish IT security procedures that make a lasting contribution to optimizing the quality of your systems.

Show your customers and partners that information security is a priority for you.

Benefits of ISO 27001 Certification at a Glance

  • Assured availability of your IT systems and processes as well as confidentiality of your information.
  • Minimization of IT risks, possible damage and consequential costs.
  • Advantages in the competitive environment thanks to a recognized standard.
  • Increase in trust and transparency with respect to partners, customers and the public.
  • Guaranteed satisfaction of compliance requirements and fulfillment of internationally recognized requirements.
  • Systematic detection of vulnerabilities.
  • Optimization of your costs through transparent structures.
  • Security as an integral part of your business processes.
  • Better control of IT risk through systematic risk management.

Our experts will be more than happy to assist you should you have questions or require any further information on ISO 27001 certification.

Stages of Your ISO 27001 Certification

1. Documentation audit
The audit team determines to what extent the documentation of your information security management system already complies with the requirements of the standard. It also defines and demarcates the operating requirements for the data center.

2. Inventory (optional)
Our auditors first record the actual state of your business on site by means of a preliminary audit.

3. Creation of the audit plan / agreement on a schedule
Our auditors systematically identify potential gaps in the achievement of the set objectives and coordinate the corresponding test schedules with you.

4. Certification audit in accordance with ISO 27001
You demonstrate the practical application of your information security management system. Our auditors check it for appropriateness and effectiveness. This includes collecting information, the verification of evidence and an inspection of your premises.

5. Issuing the certificate
If all criteria are met, your company will receive the ISO 27001 certificate. It certifies the compliance and functionality of your management system. In addition, your company will be recorded in our online certificate database, “Certipedia” .

6. Monitoring audits
Our annual surveillance audits will support you in the ongoing optimization of your IT processes.

Our test criteria at a glance

With certification in accordance with ISO 27001, our experts examine and evaluate the following areas:

  • Information security policies
  • Organization of information security
  • Human resource security
  • Asset management
  • Access control
  • Cryptography
  • Physical and environmental security
  • Operations security
  • Communications security
  • System acquisition, development and maintenance
  • Supplier relationships
  • Information security incident management
  • Information security aspects of business continuity management
  • Compliance

What Is the Use of an ISMS?

  • Security: Information security becomes an integral part of your business processes.
  • Control: Information structures and processes are documented. You gain knowledge of possible risks and can take specific countermeasures.
  • Continuity: A trustworthy exchange of information ensures regulated processes.
  • Employee awareness: Your employees gain a heightened awareness of security.
  • Risk assessment: They know your risks and are able to minimize them.
  • Cost reduction: You will create clear structures and reduce possible insurance premiums.
  • Competitive advantages: You will gain a national and international competitive advantage as ISO 27001 is recognized worldwide.

Requirements for Information Security

  • Availability: Information is available whenever it is needed.
  • Integrity: Critical and confidential information is complete and correct.
  • Confidentiality: There are clearly defined authorizations governing which information can be accessed by which individuals.

Guiding Questions for Companies

  • Are there guarantees in place that only authorized persons have access to information?
  • Are the conditions adequate for ensuring that information is processed accurately, completely and correctly?
  • Can authorized users access information and systems when they need to?
  • Is the authorship of information visible over its entire life cycle?
  • Are there guarantees in place that only authorized persons have access to information?
  • Are the conditions adequate for ensuring that information is processed accurately, completely and correctly?
  • Can authorized users access information and systems when they need to? Is the authorship of information visible over its entire life cycle?

Our screening criteria at a glance

For your ISO 27001 certification, our experts investigate and evaluate the following areas:

  • Security policy
  • Organization of information security
  • Management of company values
  • Personal security
  • Physical and environmental security
  • Management of communication and operations
  • Access control
  • System acquisition, development, and maintenance
  • Management of security incidents
  • Compliance with legal and organizational requirements

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