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How To Reduce IT Risks and Control Information Security with ISO/IEC 27001

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Aug 7, 2019 11:00:00 AM
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What is an ISMS?

An information security management system, or ISMS for short, according to ISO / IEC 27001 provides high information security with appropriate effort. Together, we identify, evaluate and treat existing risks at all levels of your organisation and thus increase the security of your IT systems and processes.

Take advantage of the profound know-how of our experts in the fields of information security management, risk management, and IT processes.

How To Ensure Competitive and Economic Advantages With Improved Information Security

An ISMS tailored to your company can mitigate IT-related risks and reduce any resulting damage or costs. In addition, a risk-oriented action plan improves the economic efficiency of your security controls.

By following the ISO/IEC 27001 standard, your company will remain compliant with regulatory and contractual requirements while gaining a competitive advantage in international markets. With certification by an accredited company, you will be able to demonstrate your information security capabilities to third parties such as public authorities, auditors, clients, and partners.

Implementing an Information Security Management System in Your Company

An information security management system is a self-contained set of in-house methods, requirements, and rules designed to permanently control and improve information security.


The ISMS is a holistic approach that reaches deep into the existing organisation and its processes, and covers identification, assessment, and handling of your information security management. 

In the context of an ISMS it is important to consider not only IT systems but also topics such as company structure and organisation, personnel and physical security, access control, incident management, and business continuity planning.

An ISMS enables you to use synergies, avoid redundancies, and sustainably increase employees’ acceptance. It is not necessarily developed and operated as an isolated system. Instead, it can integrate into, or at least follow, existing management systems (e.g., QMS or BCMS). 

Our experts can help you set up a powerful information security management system in just a few steps. In the first stage (analysis), our experts assess adequacy, systematics and completeness of your current information security. 

Based on this analysis, we develop a prioritised action plan along with reports and a project schedule to improve the level of security. In a second step, our experts implement a tailored information security management system in accordance with ISO/IEC 27001.


Increase Your Staff’s Awareness Towards Information Security

Our IT experts will raise awareness on issues relating to information security as we contribute know-how and build confidence among your employees. To this end, we will be hosting information sessions, an e-learning program, and accompanying communication initiatives. This enables you to minimise instances of human error and amplify the impact of your newly implemented security controls.


Trust Our Experts with Your Information Security Management

We are your one-stop partner for strategic information security and industry-specific consulting services in the field of ISMS.

Get in touch with us to discover how you can optimise your company’s information security. Make an appointment today for a free first consultation: 

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Topics: cybersecurity, ICT, ISO/IEC 27001, AA19_S01_27001