How to Get Your ISMS Ready for Security Audits

How to Get Your ISMS Ready for Security Audits

Security audits are systematic evaluations of the security of a company’s information management system and its applications, by comparing its attributes with a set of established criteria based on latest security certifications and regulations.

Security assessments include performing security vulnerability scans, reviewing application and operating system access controls, and analysing physical access to the systems, an even interviewing the relevant security personnel.

Security audits are crucial to reducing cyberattacks and insurance costs and increasing customer trust. The right compliance and security certification will ensure your business systems remain updated to meet stringent security audits.

ISO 27001 Certification

ISO 27001 certification gives your organisation access to regular reviews and internal information security management systems (ISMS) audits to ensure continuous improvement and maximum security protocols efficiency.

The ISO 27001 global security standard accreditation means that audit extends to independent and unbiased external assessment at specific set intervals, reducing the need for frequent customer audits.

Our Integrated Management System (MSX) merges all organizational systems and processes in to one common cohesive framework that drives business excellence and ensures continual improvement. MSX enables business leadership to view management performance across the business activities and assists leaders to make informed actionable decisions.

GDPR and PoPI

ISO 27001 compliance within your ISMS ensures the implementation of proper security controls in line with the latest business, legal, contractual and regulatory requirements.

Be aware of cybersecurity laws such as the recently enforced European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) or the NIS Directive, and the Protection of Personal Information (PoPI) Act. The ISO 27001 adheres to these policies.

International Security Practices

An ISO 27001-certified ISMS helps to protect your organisation against information security threats such as cyber attacks, data leaks or theft.

But it is also instrumental in assisting organisations to enforce good security practices in line with international standards and major certified players such as Google and Microsoft.

Following the latest international security practices minimises the risk of financial penalties and losses caused by data breaches due to non-compliance and can ultimately increase market recognition and customer retention.

Is your organisation prepared to deal with data protection regulations, data governance and security risks?

MSX Cyber, part of the XGRC product range, assists organisations to drive performance and compliance with its integrated information security management system built on the ISO 9001 Quality and ISO 27001 Information Security framework.

CONTACT STRATEGIX AT 087 802 0179 OR EMAIL US AT CYBER@XGRCSOFTWARE.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION.

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