ISO Compliance Management: Ensuring Quality and Data Security the Cloud Way
|By: Gladeya | Dec 13 2012 | 391 words | 2432 hits|
The technologically enabled business enterprises today work through a networked environment complete with servers, desktops and other IT infrastructure to keep them well connected in a globalized environment. However, as the modern day enterprises embrace globalization and the technological world, maintaining cyber security standards becomes one of the greatest challenges faced by the new age business houses. These standards enable organizations to carry out security measures by providing outlines and techniques to reduce the cyber attacks.
Today, as organizations take on a global route for enhanced business opportunities, most of the mission critical data is stored on servers and shared between various offices and partners through corporate network. Under such circumstances, cyber security is important to guard against data theft. One of the most widely used security standards is the ISO 27002. Business houses that maintain ISO 27002 compliance, do so to ensure protection of their trade secrets, proprietary information, and personal information of their customers or employees.
Development process of ISO standards includes a series of precise processes and pre-defined stages so as to create an industry-wide consensus while maintaining ISO compliance. Being a multi stakeholder process, it involves industry, science, academics, consumer as well as the government. To the customers ISO compliance provides quality assurance and to the business, this provides a competitive edge, client trust and a better market place. However, as the compliance management became mandatory for organizations to follow, a number of enterprises today offer ISO certifications, ISO 900, ISO 9000 and ISO 27002 standards.
As online electronic data transfers take up day-to-day working environment of business houses, confidentiality and integrity of information becomes the major causes of concern. ISO 27002 standards provide organizations with the guidance on designing and implementing of Information Security Management systems. Industry leaders have designed end-to-end integrated solutions, which provide organizations with ISO compliance management as well as governance risk and compliance as a cloud based model. Such integrated solutions help organizations address issues related to security compliance and risk management, through automation and integration of policy controls such as PCI, HIPAA and other country specific frameworks.
Being a cloud based automated processes the integrated ISO compliance management solutions are always within reach, fast, easy and affordable to implement. This paves way for both large business houses and SME's business enterprises to focus on core business and strategies to stand out in the competitive environment.
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