ISO 27002 Compliance Program

The road map to comprehensive and cost-effective security

iso_1The SystemExperts ISO 27002 Compliance Program is a structured risk-based methodology designed to help companies build comprehensive and cost-effective enterprise security programs. The program ensures that security resources are applied wisely and efforts are focused on activities that will significantly reduce business risk.

ISO 27002 is widely recognized as the industry best practice security framework for organizing security activities. Its controls ensure that critical resources are identified, risks are understood, appropriate policies exist, and administrative and technical controls are in place. The ISO 27002 framework can serve not only as an effective way to build and maintain a security program, but also provide the elements necessary to achieve compliance with the growing set of regulatory requirements, including the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) and federal and state regulations like the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act, Gramm Leach Bliley, Massachusetts MA 201 CMR 17, and Nevada 603a. The ISO 27002 standard provides an excellent mechanism for assessment and demonstration of good security practices.

ISO 27001 is a higher-level standard focused on the implementation of an Information Security Management System (ISMS), which is synonymous with an overall Information Security Program. The primary focus is to ensure that the sound planning and management practices are in place for the program. SystemExperts can assist with assessing against the requirements of both ISO 27001 and its Annex A, which is the ISO27002 standard.

Some organizations that are just starting out may only need a level of comfort that the organization is operationally “doing the right thing.” SystemExperts’ security compliance methodology can assist in that effort. SystemExperts has built a specific Operational Security Assessment methodology, which focuses on measuring compliance with the operational requirements of ISO 27002, rather than the documentation requirements. SystemExperts’ ISO 27002 Compliance Program provides the following:

  • Encourages organizations to develop a security program that integrates business and technology
  • Helps to identify and prioritize specific tasks to improve security and achieve compliance
  • Focuses on activities that reduce real business risk
  • Positions companies to meet the security requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley, Gramm-Leach-Bliley, HIPAA, PCI, and other pertinent regulations
  • Improves cross-functional (e.g. Legal, HR, lines of business) cooperation on security matters
  • Identifies deficiencies in security areas that are often overlooked
  • Encourages organizations to develop a risk-based view of security that includes secure business processes, well designed policies, and appropriate use of technology
  • Communicates to prospective customers, business partners, board members, employees, and regulators that the organization has a comprehensive security program in place

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