Information Security Management Systems
Information is an essential part of life today. Society itself is becoming increasingly dependent on rapid information flow, making responsible handling of information more important than ever.
Information – a valuable resource
As well as ease of information transfer, confidentiality is also vital in many areas – for example when it comes to personal or financial data, or sensitive data from re- search and development. Further important aspects are those of system availability (e.g. when computers and systems are in use round the clock) and integrity (Internet portals, eCommerce). Information is a valuable resource, and its manipulation or theft by hackers or espionage, or its loss or damage because of human error, technical failure or catastrophic events can lead to unimaginable consequences. An effective way of counteracting these risks is to install a comprehensive Information Security Management System (ISMS), which also takes due account of legal, regulatory and contractual obligations. Standard ISO 27001 names the requirements for the development, installation, operation and maintenance – as well as the continual improvement – of a documented ISMS: Such a system can be applied to all types of companies and organizations. Certification by TÜV NORD CERT confirms that the requirements of the standard are effectively implemented for efficient protection of important information.
Companies and organizations benefit in many ways from certification according to ISO 27001: Weaknesses in information handling are discovered. Staff are made aware of security and its implications, there is increased consciousness of risk Systematic handling of information increases security, while risks are minimized Confidence and trust of clients, partners and investors is increased if the ISMS is certified by a recognized certification body.
Our know-how for your success
TÜV NORD is a well-established and reliable partner for inspection and certification services. Our experts and auditors have extensive knowledge based on experience and are generally permanently employed by TÜV NORD. This guarantees independence and neutrality, and also means we can offer continuity in supporting our clients. The benefit to you is clear: our auditors accompany and support the development of your company and provide you with objective feedback.