Getting certified to information security standards helps companies gain client trustFebruary 10, 2016 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.
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Proper management of confidential information is essential, as it can make or break a business. BSI, the business standards company, can help. The company offers training and certification solutions for the ISO standards on information security management. BSI can assist with every stage of the process, from the initial training, to implementation, certification, system maintenance and continual improvement.
The ISO/IEC 27001 requirements relate to the establishment, implementation and maintenance of information security management systems. They cover all aspects, including human resource security, asset management, access control, cryptography, physical security, communications security, incident management, supplier relationships and more.
The benefits of certification
Getting certified to ISO/IEC 27001 standards provides a number of benefits. For one, it helps a business identify any information security risks and implement solutions to either eliminate or manage them. Secondly, certification can help to gain the trust of customers and stakeholders. That is because ISO/IEC 27001 is recognized globally, and certification provides proof of compliance with all of the standards. In addition, getting certified by BSI demonstrates a commitment to protecting confidential data, as the company works with clients to go above and beyond simply meeting the requirements. Instead, BSI strives to help companies achieve a level of expertise and implement best practices. Companies that are certified by BSI can use the BSI Certification mark to show this commitment to customers at a glance.
In addition, certification can lead to new business opportunities, as it enables companies to meet more tender expectations by demonstrating compliance.
When a client is seeking certification, BSI begins by making a proposal that outlines the time and cost involved in achieving a particular standard.
If training is needed, BSI can provide a number of options, including e-learning, public classes, or training courses held at the client’s facility. For this “in-company” training, BSI can tailor the course to suit the organization. Once training is complete, BSI can offer a pre-assessment to ensure the company is meeting the standard's requirements. Then BSI can perform the formal assessment, issue the certification, and provide ongoing support with improvements.
For more information on the services available, visit the BSI website.