SUDBURY, Mass. -- SystemExperts (www.systemexperts.com), a premier provider of IT compliance and network security consulting services, today announced the launch of its enhanced ISO 17799/27002 Compliance Program. Designed to help companies build effective security organizations, policies and practices, SystemExpertss ISO 17799/27002 Compliance Program will be of value to organizations looking to measure or demonstrate the use of security best practices to prospective partners, ensure that security resources are applied wisely, and focus their efforts on activities that will address real business risk. The ISO 17799/27002 Compliance Program provides a cost effective method for identifying weakness in security policies, practices, and mechanisms and addressing them through a structured program.
ISO 17799/27002 is an international standard that defines a comprehensive security framework. This balanced framework serves as the basis for both measuring organizations effectiveness in addressing risk and structuring an organizations overall security program.
The ISO 17799/27002 Compliance Program consists of three parts: education, assessment, and remediation. The education phase (Study Session) allows organizations to understand how the standard applies in the context of their unique business environment and risks. The assessment compares the companys practices to those specified in the standard. Next, the remediation phase allows companies to implement recommendations resulting from the assessment and achieve a level of compliance with the standard. After remediation is complete, SystemExperts provides a Compliance Statement. At each step, SystemExperts helps the organization identify security measures that address risks in a cost-effective manner.
SystemExpertss ISO 17799/27002 Compliance Program has given Harvard Management Company a clear sense of what we are doing well, what we need to improve, and what we werent doing at all. The preliminary Study Session helped us to understand what the standard is all about and how to apply it to our business, said John Bergen, Chief Information Officer of Harvard Management Company, the organization responsible for managing Harvard Universitys $30 billion endowment.