Now managing the information and controlling the data is a concern for every organization either Big or Small organization. The organizational information, data is a key part of Business secret, keeping the Information & data confidentiality is the organization credibility. Now the most of the organization managing information by digital method for the related factors that could be in Easy Access, establish the security, protection, automation of our daily work and advertising in global market.
The best way is to get Information Security Certification with the certification body and any type of organization can take the certification for information security, the requirements of Information Security is stated in ISO 27001:2013.
The every organization is thinking how to get Information Security certification for the organization and its control.
The organization seeking for information security first of all they should identify their internal and external issues related to Information security within the organization and need to know the needs & Expectation of interested party. Address the Applicable regulatory requirements related to information security (As example :- issues related to network , Email, human, Server and application ) and find out the significant issue of the organization from internal and external issues , Then make a plan for control by help of the responsible person , then establish the assessment Method , finalize the control based on the risk and the put the control.
Assess the current control of Information security within the organization. Evaluate the Risk of Information security and established the Controls of Information security considering the Risk Level. Training to the employee on controls established and implement the Information security Controls as each functions within the organization where Information security is a concern. Monitor the Effectiveness of Controls if tis found effective continue with Controls and if it is not effective modify the controls and re-evaluate the control etc.
The organization might be worry why information security certification and what are necessary factors for the Information Security certification i.e. what are the requirement of the Certification body for Information Security certification for Organization, what is costing for the certification of information security, what are the Procedure, policy required for the information security certification, what are the document required for Information security Certification .
Now I would like to explain the answer for the common question for the Information security of any organization.
First of all the Information security needs to set the purpose and Boundary of the Information security according to the information value .In the process of Information security they have to centralized the information and put the authority to access the information and put the control of information by authorized person and maintain the all document related to the process of organization, procedure of information control and effectiveness of the information security.
Information Security Certification helps the organization to maintain the credibility and buildup the confidence among the customers.
Then identify the process involve in performing the any organization for Information security to maintain the sequence the Information, Set up the specification & Criteria for performing each process, arrange the resources for information. Monitor the performance of each process of each control that is established though the organization and they have to check the effectiveness of controls.
Develop the Information security Manual, Information security Policy, Applicability of of Information security in line ISO 27001:2013 requirements Establish the Information security policy and objective. Set the role and responsibility of each personal related to information security within the organization and monitor the performance of the responsible person are performing effectively or not if not then just provide the awareness about the information security. Provide the awareness training to each personal on information security requirements, Information security policy and objective, process, procedure, criteria and control etc.
Conduct the Internal Audit and Management review meeting on the implemented information security System at every 3 months or as desired by the organization.
Information Security Certification Process
After implementation and conducting Internal Audit & MRM, Apply to certification Body for information security certification for the organization. The certification body will visit your Organization and conduct the Audit as the given plan and schedule of audit stage-1 and stage-2 . The Audit team leader will prepare the Audit report and submit to Certification body for review and to take certification decision and same time they will provide you a copy of report to know the weakness and strength of your organization. Based on certification decision of the Information security certificate of the organization shall be issued.
Information Security Certification Cost for the Organization
In general practice the cost of certification shall be derived considering, Number of employee (Full time/ Part time/ Sub contracted), Level of Information security Risk, Number of Users, Number of servers, Number of PC, Number of working shifts, Number of Sites covered under the certification and number of Remote site etc. The Information Security cost of certification is not fixed it is based on the factors said above.
Information Security Certification Bodies in India
There are many Certification bodies in India - but it is advice to choose a ISMS certification body that have the accreditation from the authorized accreditation body like JAS-ANZ who is a member of IAF or any other accreditation body. The second parameter for selection of certification body is the cost of information security certification and if possible the service of certification body is available and able to reach in your area/city for the audit etc.