Information Security

We can assist your business fight cybercrime, protect data and reduce security risks. Having accumulated years of working experience with merchant of all sizes, payment processors, and acquiring banks, Risk Associates helps its clients to deploy security best practices and enable businesses to transform the way they manage their information security and compliance program.

The shift in use of rapidly changing and use of technology has widened the threat landscape and the likelihood of unsolicited attacks on an organisation's information systems, regardless of size or industry. With the increased shift to Cloud computing, organisations face challenges in legal risk, reputation, shift in use of rapidly changing and use of technology has widen the threat landscape security controls, costs and technical expertise.

Our Information and Cyber Security consulting practice delivers industry leading services to our clientele throughout Australia and abroad. We provide expertise in governance, risk and compliance, strategy roadmap, architecture and technical security testing.

Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability are widely accepted as the Information Security Triad, describing the three core objectives of information security.

The application of rules that limits access to information. Confidential information has the highest risk of being compromised with employee records, customer records, and intellectual property being the most impacted by security incidents.
The assurance that the information is trustworthy and accurate. Business records provide the evidence to demonstrate regulatory compliance so organizations must be able to attest to the integrity and authenticity of its records.
the guarantee of reliable access to the information by authorized people. Availability is a key objective of enterprise information management, with the scope of availability including issues from information exchange to systems of record and records retention.

ISMS / ISO 27001 Certification

Organisations seeking ISO Certification for ISO/IEC 27001 can turn to us for assistance and guidance. Our focus on implementing management controls to protect information assets across the Organisation. We embraces a risk based, management system approach to information security in line with ISO/IEC 27001:2013.

We offer a road map of services to assist their clients in developing and implementing a relevant and sustainable ISMS. We can assist you through a number of key activities, mentoring your internal resources to ensure that the resulting system is one that is practical in your environment.

Key Benefits of achieving ISO/IEC 27001 Certification

  • Differentiation from your competitors by providing your organization with independent verification that your information security management system has met the requirements of this globally-recognized information security standard.
  • Reducing costs on additional compliance efforts. Common processes, procedures and controls implemented as part of ISO 27001 conformance can be leveraged for other compliance efforts such as PCI, HIPAA, and Sarbanes-Oxley.

We the following Road Map of achieving ISO 27001 Certification
Gaining basic understanding about the business functions. Developing required documentation along with defining the scope of ISMS. Developing and implement a Document Control Procedure and a Records Management Procedure and taking the higher management on board by developing ISMS Manual
The risk assessment phase will include identification and classification of critical assets which will be performed by conducting interview and filling questionnaire with all the departments within the scope of ISMS.
Based on the Statement of Applicability (SOA) and the ISO 27001 standard, our consultants will develop the ISMS documentation for the controls as defined in the ‘Annex A’ of the standard, covering policies and procedures and work together with the implementation team to institute behavioral changes and implement those required technical & management control measures that form the Information Security Management System.
The Risk Associates consultants will conduct awareness sessions for the staff who will work with ISMS to ensure effective implementation of controls and their continuous operating effectiveness throughout ISMS lifecycle
Finally after successful internal audit, an external audit will be performed by ISO Lead auditor to verify the effectiveness of ISMS implementation. The External auditor will check the following while doing external audit:
  • Examination of ISMS documents to verify the scope and content of ISMS.
  • Necessary records and evidence that organization has implemented stated in ISMS

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