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Information Security Management System

An information security management system (ISMS) describes the formal, documented process that covers a set of policies and procedures for the systematic management of an organization’s sensitive data. It enables companies to analyze and assess threats and vulnerabilities in processes, systems, servers and applications (i.e. assets), implement measures and controls, and monitor their effectiveness. An effective ISMS is implemented and operated by both IT and business professionals and, therefore, cannot be viewed as a mere technical issue or topic.

Objectives

The overriding goal of an ISMS is to minimize risk and ensure business continuity by proactively anticipating, assessing and limiting the impact of a security breach. Creating a stable, applied process that is based on business objectives and integrates the entire organization is the objective.

Fulfilling objectives regarding protection

Introduce information security controls to ensure trust, integrity and availability of the protected information.

Improve maturity level

Increase the effectiveness of the controls as part of regular reporting.

Receive certification

Many organizations also strive to obtain certification for their ISMS based on ISO/IEC 27001 for internal purposes or as evidence for customers, suppliers and other third parties.

Challenges

  • Closing the cybersecurity talent gap: Many CISOs realize that they lack adequate personnel to counter all cyberthreats that their company faces every day.
  • Recognizing the attack surfaces of the organization: Reacting to a security breach is challenging enough, but predicting one is even harder.
  • Dealing with insider threats: The human element is one of the most difficult factors to predict. It is essentially impossible to eliminate this insider threat because people are fallible in ways that machines and algorithms are not. Intentional breaches of guidelines, such as unauthorized access to sensitive information, must be addressed as well.

Our solution with risk2value

ISMS mit risk2value grafische Darstellung
  • Manage the entire security process in a common solution.
  • Maintain a complete overview of the security status of your company.
  • Evaluate the control mapping individually based on the required context.
  • Calculate the maturity level automatically based on various standards, for example, actual-target maturity using CMMI or radar charts.
  • Derive requirements from laws and standards using control mappings.
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