IT Security Implementation and Consulting
In today’s online workplace, protecting your vital organizational data is a task that is both daunting and risk-prone. You would have invested in Information Systems to allow information to be readily and conveniently available to your employees, partners, customers and investors. You need to ensure that these systems only allow access to your data, only to the right people. For this purpose, it is important that a comprehensive Gap Analysis and Risk Assessment be carried out. This can lead to discovery of lapses in security that may have to be addressed through subsequent creation of an IT Security Master Plan, which may dictate enhancements in everything from improvements in certain company IT policies to rolling out of comprehensive Security Awareness Training.
ISO 27001 Consultancy & Implementation
Do you feel as if there is a lack of structure and completeness to your organization’s information security? A lot of organizations approach information security in a very ad-hoc manner, putting in different controls only when some flaw or loophole in the security becomes clearly evident in security (or often after that flaw is exploited by someone). This can lead to a lot of gaps in your security, and can be a ticking time-bomb that, once it blows, can damage your organization both in financial terms as well as its reputation in the market. ISO 27001 is an international standard for the implementation of an Information Security Management System (ISMS). An ISMS ensures that Risk Assessment of all your information assets is being carried out on a periodic basis, and controls are put in place to mitigate these risks which are proportionate to the criticality of the information carried. Moreover, it provides a framework by which your organization can continually keep track of any changes in the security requirements and can constantly keep improving it.
Formulation/Review of Security Policies
An organization’s security policies are the greatest drivers of the organization’s attitude towards security; if these policies are poorly made, then no one in the organization will ever take security seriously. They lay the basic groundwork for good security policies and an overall responsible attitude towards security. Some of the policies that need to be fine-tuned to optimally meet both your business and security needs are the Password Policy, the Email Policy, the Internet Access Policy, the Patch Management policy, the Incident Response Policy etc.
Crisis Management Planning (BCP & DR)
How much does down-time of your systems cost your organization? In a world where time is money and where customers are uncompromising, when it comes to services and quality, can your organization afford to be unprepared in case of crisis situation? Well formulated Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plans are essential for ensuring that your organization is never caught off guard by a crisis situation. A thorough examination of all threats and vulnerabilities (to your information assets) will establish what risks are your systems susceptible to and what are the cost-benefit implications are of mitigating these risks. In crisis situations, the time to react is often minimal; the time you take to react and recovery depends totally on pre-preparation.
Implementation of ISO 22301
Business Continuity Management is the standard that sheds light on the best practices for carrying out business continuity planning in your organization. The guidelines provide a benchmark for ensuring that your Business Continuity Planning (BCP) is such that your operations don’t experience a breakdown in case of crisis situation and subsequently you don’t have to face unmanageable financial losses. Through proper BCP, you not only ensure that your organization’s planning is in place for crisis situations, but also that BCM becomes a part of the organization’s culture.
Compliance with CVC, IT Act 2000, SBI, RBI, IRDA, CCA Guidelines
Guidelines are created to provide guidance on how certain practices and policies should be developed in organizations belonging to different industries. However, it’s not always easy to determine how these guidelines are applicable to your organization and its processes. This is an area where our experience in the information security industry and in-depth knowledge of these standards, can be of aid to your organization. Your organization can avoid wasting precious time in figuring out the various implications of these standards on your organization and focus on your core business while we provide you with specific action points and support in compliance with these standards.