Definition of information security, protection aspects, strategies for implementation
You probably care a lot about your privacy and data security but did you know that it’s also important to protect your information?
Information security is becoming increasingly important in today’s digital world. In a world where corporate and personal data is regularly stolen or misused, it’s essential to take precautions and minimize risk. There is no doubt that information security is important. However, it can be difficult to decide what measures you should take. Fortunately, our experts are here to help. With our guidance, you can learn how to minimize risk and avoid economic damage.
Our team consists of experts with years of experience in information security and privacy. We understand the importance of a robust information security system for companies of all sizes and industries. Our consulting services include developing cyber security strategies and implementing tools and technologies to improve the security of your systems and networks. Furthermore, we help you improve your security awareness and develop policies and procedures for handling personal data. We also develop customized solutions to meet your organization’s specific needs.
If you would like to learn more about our consulting services or need help with implementation, feel free to contact us! With our expertise on your side, you can ensure that your information is more secure than ever before – so you can keep your mind free for other things!
We take care of your security – information security management by professionals
To ensure a sustainable level of protection for companies and business managers and to minimize risks, it is necessary to implement an information security management system (ISMS). This ISMS must have an appropriate organizational structure to meet the constant demands of security. To ensure the integrity of the company’s data, regularly reviewed processes should be created and followed.
ISO 27001 - International Information Security Management Standard
The international standard ISO/IEC 27001 describes minimum requirements for the establishment, implementation, maintenance and continuous improvement of an information security management system (ISMS). The structure of ISO 27001 is identical to the structure of other management system standards such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001 or ISO 45001, which is why this standard is well suited for an integrated management system. The introduction and implementation of ISO 27001 can be voluntary, but is increasingly required by individual customers or other entities.
Compliance with ISO 27001 is essential for any company operating at an international level to ensure that information security is guaranteed according to globally recognized criteria.
Security standards according to BSI: Industry-specific standards for operators of critical infrastructures
Operators of critical infrastructures are required by law to implement the security of relevant facilities and services in accordance with the current state of the art and to have them audited by a qualified body. This audit is often based on industry-specific security standards (B3S), which are usually developed by associations and approved by the German Federal Office for Information Security.
The VdS 10000 guidelines are based on the recognized standards ISO 27001 and BSI-Grundschutz. Thus, the requirements of VdS 10000 represent a subset of the basic IT-Grundschutz assurance and form a good basis for implementing an ISMS in accordance with IT-Grundschutz or ISO 27001. As a result, certification in accordance with VdS 10000 can also be the entry point to the ISO 27000 series at any time, during which companies can also receive support from VdS. The VdS 10000 framework is supplemented by the VdS 10020 guidelines, which provide guidance on the interpretation and implementation of VdS 10000 for industrial automation systems.
ISMS according to TISAX®*
TISAX®* stands for "Trusted Information Security Assessment Exchange", which means "trustworthy exchange of information security assessments". This is an industry-specific standard for the automotive industry that is available to participants on a platform (the "Exchange"). The ISMS according to TISAX® is based on the questionnaire ISA (Information Security Assessment). TISAX® is supervised by the VDA (German Association of the Automotive Industry).
The advantage of this standard, similar to a certification, is that results of an assessment of the ISMS are available to all customers across companies and are recognized. Customers from the automotive industry require an ISMS in accordance with TISAX® in their supply chain, and it can be assumed that other car manufacturers will follow suit.
Where do you still have weak spots in information security?
What is your company’s strength? To get the best possible assessment, you can use our service and conduct a review of the technical and organizational measures for information security. Are the existing protective measures sufficient or are there weaknesses that need to be addressed? We offer security audits according to the VDA ISA catalog, ISO 27001 or industry-specific security standards of the KRITIS industries. In addition, we also perform technical security audits such as vulnerability analyses or penetration tests.
Why not use our service to find out how secure your company is?
* TISAX® is a registered trademark of the ENX Association. ACM Consultants GmbH and the ENX Association have no business relationship regarding the consulting services described above. The mention of the TISAX® trademark does not imply any statement by the trademark owner regarding the suitability of the services advertised herein.