With the immense corporate competitions, challenges, and as businesses grow and expand across borders, transactions and business communications drastically lead to an exponential increase in the value of and dependency on information and processing facilities. Recent high-profile information security incidents and breaches and the various laws and regulations framed to protect information forcefully stress the ever-increasing need for organizations to establish and maintain information security measures.
Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) is a structured and systematic approach to managing sensitive and critical organization information to remain secure, correct, and available all the time. ISO 27001 is an International Standard for ‘Information Security that specifies requirements for establishing an institution-wide Information Security Management System to protect the institution’s valuable financial and technical information assets. This standard establishes the worldwide best security practices as the Information Security policies and procedures that eventually reduce the probability of internal and external attacks on Information Assets and limit the damage caused by a negligent or malicious incident. ISO27001 certification is widely accepted, recognized, and valued in the national and international markets.
Allied Consultants are the pioneers in Information Security Systems and the ONLY consultancy firm in Pakistan with a successful proven track for ISO 27001 Information Security Management System (ISMS) certification.
Allied Consultants has a panel of consultants that includes ISO 27001 Lead Auditors and IT professionals, possessing more than 11 years of IT and consultancy experience. Allied consultants also have ‘Information Technology Advisor’ on its panel of experts having expertise in Networking, Database Management, and Software Applications Development. Based on our successful certification experience, we guarantee ISO 27001 ISMS certification to our clients.
Our ISO 27001 consulting services include the following:
· ISO 27001 ISMS Training Workshops
· ISO 27001 ISMS Auditing
· ISO 27001 ISMS Consulting (including training and auditing)
· Other ISMS related services
ISO 27001 ISMS TRAINING WORKSHOPS
Awareness and ‘correct’ understanding/interpretation of the ISO 27001 ISMS standard requirement are the critical factor in its effective implementation and successful certification. Therefore, comprehensive training workshops of this international security standard are considered vital when undertaking the ISO 27001 implementation project. To suit the needs of different clients/audiences, the following are the types of in-house training devised and offered to the interested clients.
Training Workshop 1: Executive Briefing Training Session
This is a 2/3 hours executive session devised explicitly for the company’s top management. It focuses upon the key issues and interests related to the top management. Following are some of the topics that are addressed in this session:
Why ISO 27001 is essential for Information Security
ISO 27001:2013 Information Security standard – an overview
Information Assets, Risk Assessment, Business Continuity Planning, and Disaster Recovery Planning
Implementation roadmap for ISO 27001 Information Security standard
Benefits to the Organization
ISO 27001 certification process
Training Workshop 2: Implementing ISO 27001 ISMS
This is a two-day professional training workshop designed for the top management, management, and anyone concerned and responsible for ISO 27001 ISMS implementation. This training course is aimed to provide a detailed understating of the ISO 27001 standard requirement and the successful certification methodology. It is tailor-made for the company and customized for a specific client. It covers:
Information Security, its importance, fundamentals, and basics
ISO 27001 ISMS Standard and related ‘Security Controls’
Security Policies, Objectives, and procedures
Risk Assessment – Methodology, Identification, Assessment and treatment of risks
Business Continuity Planning (BCP) and Disaster Recovery Planning (DRP)
Development of Security Policies, Procedures/Systems, and their implementation
Roadmap to successful ISO 27001 certification
Practical Exercise on:
Information Assets Inventories
Risk Assessment Plan
Business Impact Analysis (BIA)
Business Continuity Plan / Disaster Recovery Plan
This workshop is specifically designed and guaranteed to enable the participants to start the implementation towards the successful ISO 27001 certification immediately.
ISO 27001 ISMS AUDITING
This offering ensures compliance of the existing IT environment and its management procedures with the ISO 27001 controls and guidelines for the enterprise security posture. The audit comprises the following modules:
Business Processes Audit
Security Architecture Audit
Procedures and Systems Audit
The auditing service can be acquired in the forms of 3 modules below:
Gap Analysis – done while undertaking the project of ISO 27001 implementation; to find the gap b/w the existing system at the company and the system required for ISO 27001 ISMS certification
Documentation Audit – done to verify only the documentation compliance against the requirements of the ISO 27001 standard
External Pre Audit – done before certification to have the surety over the established ISMS system before engaging the certification agency for the final certification auditing
All the above audits are done by the experienced ISO 27001 Lead Auditor, followed by an Audit Report detailing the information as per the selected module.
ISO 27001 ISMS CONSULTING (including Training and Auditing)
Consultancy service for ISO 27001 ISMS is an effective service that incorporates the training and auditing services mentioned above. This turnkey solution is based upon the deployment of our experienced ISO 27001 consultant on the project site, which develops the complete documentation and facilitates its implementation till successful ISO 27001 ISMS certification. The critical steps of the consultancy process are:
Gap Analysis of the company against the ISO 27001 ISMS standard requirements
Training of the management over the ISO 27001 ISMS standard
Compilation of Information Assets Inventories
Risk Assessment- Information Assets
Creation of an ISMS Framework
Business Continuity Planning (BCP)
Disaster Recovery Planning (DRP)
Security Policies and procedures
Security Procedures Deployment & Implementation
Information Security Manual
Testing drill exercises for BCPs and DRPs
Training of the company selected personnel as ‘Internal Security Auditors’ for the ISO 27001 standard.
Internal Security Audit and preparation for the final certification audit
The above sequence of Allied consultants is based upon the successful certification process. Complete guidance is provided throughout the process, along with guaranteed ISO 27001 certification.
OTHER ISMS RELATED SERVICES
For clients interested in addressing specific areas of the information security/business continuity at their companies, the following are the ISMS-related service modules developed and provided as per the company requirements. These services also fulfill the specific needs of the ISO 27001 Information Security Management System standard:
Information Security Manual (it outlines the security policies and a brief about the possible information security procedures and mechanisms as per the trade and business operations of the client company)
Documentation for ISO 27001 (it includes the development of all the documents and procedures as per the business/trade of the client company that are required to comply with this International Standard)
Information Assets Inventories, their Risk Assessment Plan with Risk Treatment Plan (it is done for all the information assets exist at the client company)
Business Continuity Management including the Disaster Recovery Planning (it is done for all the processes at the client company)
These services can be acquired in isolation or in combination, depending upon the requirement from the client company.