Defining an information security strategy. Design and implementation of a security management system. Audit of security management system or premises security.
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Certified ISO/IEC 27001 Senior Lead AuditorPECB
Certified ISO/IEC 27001 Lead ImplementerPECB
Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE)ISACA
Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT)IAPP
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Comprehensive Cybersecurity Strategy and Objectives
In today's rapidly evolving digital landscape, my client — a nationwide healthcare chain —recognized the pressing need to fortify their cybersecurity defenses. While the company had a business strategy in place, it lacked a focused cybersecurity strategy that aligned with its business objectives. They turned to me to create a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy and set actionable objectives.
Leveraging my deep expertise in cybersecurity, we first conducted an extensive risk assessment to identify the vulnerabilities and threats facing the organization. With a clear understanding of the challenges, we meticulously aligned the company’s cybersecurity initiatives with its overall business strategy.
Strategic Alignment: Ensured that the cybersecurity strategy supported the broader business goals and objectives.
Risk Assessment: Conducted a thorough risk evaluation to identify potential vulnerabilities and threats.
Objective Setting: Defined clear, achievable cybersecurity objectives to monitor the performance of the management system.
Security objectives: Through strategic planning, I defined clear objectives for information security that are aligned with the company's business objectives. .
Managing the continuity of the information security strategy: I defined a process and methodology to keep information security objectives aligned with changing business objectives..
Performance Metrics: Established key performance indicators (KPIs) for ongoing evaluation and adjustments to the cybersecurity strategy.
Defining and implementing ISO/IEC 27001:2022 Security Management System
My client, a publicly listed IT company, faced increasing scrutiny over its cybersecurity measures from shareholders, clients, and regulatory bodies.
My client, a publicly listed IT company, faced increasing scrutiny over its cybersecurity measures from shareholders, clients, and regulatory bodies. Recognizing the need for a globally recognized security standard, they sought my expertise to define and implement an ISO/IEC 27001:2022 Security Management System (ISMS).
My approach was multi-faceted, aimed at not just achieving compliance but also ensuring a resilient, secure operational environment.
Policy Development: Created and formalized security policies and procedures, incorporating best practices and satisfying the requirements of the ISO/IEC 27001:2022 standard.
Training and Awareness: Preparing an organization-wide training program to ensure that every employee understood their role in maintaining security compliance.
Employee engagement: I defined an internal audit plan that will also help in future years to map the skills and commitment of core staff to the defined security practices.-->
Certification Preparation: I prepared and conducted an internal audit to ensure that the client is best prepared for the certification audit.
Certification Achieved: Successfully passed the external audit and obtained ISO/IEC 27001:2022 certification.
Enhanced Security: Significantly improved the organization's security posture, making it more resilient to various forms of cyber threats.
Stakeholder Confidence: The certification increased transparency and trust among shareholders, clients, and regulators.
Ongoing Compliance: Established a framework for ongoing security assessments and audits, ensuring continued compliance with ISO/IEC 27001:2022 and other applicable regulations.
Physical Security Audit for Shopping Centers
The client, a top-tier real estate company specializing in shopping centers, faced a complex challenge: ensuring that the shopping centres it manages meet physical security requirements.
The client, a top-tier real estate company specializing in shopping centers, faced a complex challenge: ensuring that the shopping centres it manages meet physical security requirements. Given increasing concerns around theft, vandalism, and general safety, they sought my expertise to conduct a comprehensive physical security audit for their portfolio of shopping centers.
As an experienced security expert, I utilized a holistic approach to evaluate the current state of physical security measures, identify potential vulnerabilities, and provide actionable recommendations.
Site Assessment: I conducted on-site inspections to evaluate existing security systems, such as CCTV cameras, lighting, and access controls.
Stakeholder Interviews: I spoke with shopping center security staff to understand the unique challenges and requirements of each location.
Recommendations & Prioritization: I provided a detailed report outlining vulnerabilities and recommending prioritized actions for enhancing physical security.
Implementation Support: I offered guidance during the implementation of recommended security measures and processes, ensuring best practices were followed.
A clear picture of the weaknesses in physical security: The findings made it easy for the client to focus development efforts on the riskiest physical security weaknesses.
Proof to stakeholders: The physical security auditing carried out served as proof to various stakeholders, such as customers or certification auditors, that there is a willingness to invest in physical security.
Internal ISO/IEC 27001 Surveillance Audit
A publicly listed company faced increasing regulatory scrutiny and the need to assure shareholders and clients about their cybersecurity measures. They approached me to perform an internal surveillance audit to verify ongoing compliance with the ISO/IEC 27001 standard.
A publicly listed company faced increasing regulatory scrutiny and the need to assure shareholders and clients about their cybersecurity measures. They approached me to perform an internal surveillance audit to verify ongoing compliance with the ISO 27001 standard.
As a certified auditor with deep expertise in ISO/IEC 27001 standard, I designed and executed a rigorous internal surveillance audit.
Pre-Audit Review: I conducted an initial review of the company's documentation and past audits to understand the context and identify focus areas for the surveillance audit.
Data Gathering: I collected evidence through interviews, system reviews, and document checks to assess the effectiveness of the Information Security Management System (ISMS).
Compliance Verification: I meticulously evaluated whether the ISMS continued to meet the requirements of ISO/IEC 27001, focusing on changes in operations, staff, or systems that could impact compliance.
Report & Recommendations: I compiled a detailed audit report outlining any non-conformities, areas for improvement, and recommended actions for continued compliance.
Management Briefing: I presented my findings and recommendations to the company’s leadership, offering insights for strategic decision-making.
Continued Compliance: My audit confirmed the company’s ongoing compliance with ISO/IEC 27001 standards, reinforcing stakeholder confidence.
Actionable Insights: I identified specific areas for improvement, enabling the company to prioritize security enhancements.
Transparency: My detailed report facilitated greater transparency for regulatory bodies, shareholders, and clients.
Strategic Value: The management found my insights valuable for informed decision-making in their cybersecurity strategies.
Security Continuity Strategy
A prominent client in the financial sector was concerned with maintaining secure operations amid complex regulations and evolving cyber threats. They engaged me to create a comprehensive security continuity strategy ...
A prominent client in the financial sector was concerned with maintaining secure operations amid complex regulations and evolving cyber threats. They engaged me to create a comprehensive security continuity strategy, with specific attention to compliance with the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority (FIVA) guidelines.
With specialized expertise in both cybersecurity and the security continuation management, I crafted a tailored security continuity strategy. This strategy not only ensures uninterrupted security operations under various scenarios but also aligns with FIVA regulations.
Risk Assessment: I conducted an extensive risk assessment, identifying specific threats and vulnerabilities that could impact security continuity.
Regulatory Compliance: I incorporated FIVA guidelines into the strategy, ensuring that the continuity plan aligns with regulatory requirements.
Scenario Planning: I developed multiple scenarios based on potential risks and regulatory stipulations, assessing the implications for both security operations and business continuity.
Continuity Framework: I designed a robust framework for company-wide security continuation management that outlines the protocols, responsibilities, and actions needed for maintaining security continuity.
Implementation Roadmap: I created a step-by-step implementation plan, complete with timelines and resource allocations.
Robust Continuity: The client now has a comprehensive strategy for ensuring uninterrupted security operations, even in the face of unforeseen disruptions or cyber threats.
Regulatory Compliance: By integrating FIVA guidelines into the strategy, I ensured that the client remains compliant while focusing on security continuity.
Operational Resilience: An enterprise-wide information security continuity strategy provides the foundation upon which continuity and recovery plans for individual systems can be defined and implemented.
Stakeholder Confidence: The strategy has increased confidence among regulators, investors, and clients, given its comprehensive nature and alignment with FIVA regulations.
Auditing Current Security Practices and Creating ISMS Roadmap
A burgeoning startup approached me with a unique problem: while they had implemented some basic security measures, there was no cohesive strategy or framework in place.
A burgeoning startup approached me with a unique problem: while they had implemented some basic security measures, there was no cohesive strategy or framework in place. As they scaled, they felt the urgent need to formalize their Information Security Management System (ISMS) but weren't sure where to start.
Leveraging my expertise in cybersecurity and organizational development, I audited their current security practices and created a comprehensive ISMS roadmap.
Current State Assessment: I began by evaluating the startup's existing security measures, identifying gaps and areas of non-compliance.
Stakeholder Interviews: I interviewed key team members to understand their security concerns and business objectives.
ISO/IEC 2007 ISMS Framework Design: Based on the findings, I crafted a tailored ISO/IEC 27001 compilant ISMS framework that would align with their business goals.
Roadmap Creation: I developed a phased ISMS implementation roadmap, complete with timelines, milestones, and resource allocation recommendations.
Executive Briefing: I presented the findings and the roadmap to the startup’s leadership, providing actionable insights for immediate and long-term strategies.
Actionable Roadmap: The startup now has a clear, step-by-step ISMS implementation roadmap to guide them through the process.
Security Compliance: My audit and subsequent recommendations have put them on a path toward achieving compliance with industry standards.
Business Alignment: The ISMS framework and roadmap are closely aligned with their business objectives, ensuring that security enables rather than hinders growth.
Increased Awareness: My engagement has significantly raised cybersecurity awareness within the startup, fostering a culture of security.
Strategic Information Security Consulting
Expert consulting tailored to align your security strategy with business goals, demystifying risks and crafting actionable roadmaps to safeguard your company's future.
Navigating the complexities of information security can be daunting. Whether you're scaling your business or integrating new acquisitions, the landscape of risks is ever-evolving. As a seasoned security consultant, Im here to demystify the process for you.
Strategic Alignment: I ensure your security strategy aligns seamlessly with your business goals, turning technical jargon into actionable insights.
Strategic Risk Identification: Before charting the path forward, I'll identify potential security and data protection pitfalls, giving you a clear view of the landscape.
High-level Security Objectives: Based on strategic risk indetification, I define security objectives that aligns seamlessly with risks
Clear Communication: I bridge the gap between technical teams and leadership, ensuring everyone is on the same page.
Objective Metrics: My approach is results-driven. I set clear metrics (KPIs) to measure the effectiveness of your security objectives, making sure you always know where you stand and can base your decisions on facts rather than guesswork.
Considering an acquisition? I specialize in Due Diligence for information security and data protection, making sure you're protected every step of the way.
Your security, my expertise. Let's safeguard your business's future together.
Information Security/Privacy Managment System Implementation
Defining and implementing tailored Information Security and/or Privacy Management Systems based on ISO/IEC 27001 and ISO/IEC 27701 frameworks.
In today's digital age, it's crucial to adopt a modern, adaptable, and comprehensive approach to information security. Discover the depth of my service as I define and implement your Information Security and/or Privacy Management System (ISMS)
ISMS/PIMS implementation includes:
Modern Implementation: Embrace the future with an ISMS/PIMS executed as web pages on platforms like Confluence, ensuring seamless access, updates, and collaboration.
Tailored System Design: With a deep understanding of your organization's unique needs, I architect an ISMS structure custom-fit for you.
Mandatory Requirements & Processes: My ISMS/PIMS service encompasses definitions and descriptions for all mandatory requirements and processes as laid out in ISO/IEC 27001:2022 and/or ISO/IEC 27701:2019, ensuring you're fully compliant and prepared.
Comprehensive Control Descriptions: Your ISMS will incorporate, where relevant, definitions and descriptions for all controls from Annex A (ISO/IEC 27002:2022), ensuring a holistic cover against potential threats.
Regulatory Mastery: With a correctly implemented ISMS/PIMS, effortlessly fulfill and surpass the demanding requirements of directives like NIS 2 and CER.
Certification Roadmap: Using the modern ISO/IEC 27001:2022 standard, I ease your journey from definition to certification, and if required, the management system can be extended and certified to also cover your company's data protection functions with the ISO/IEC 27701 framework add-on.
Craft a resilient security posture for your organization. Partner with an expert for a tailored ISMS and/or PIMS solution today.
ISO 27001:2022 Internal Audit Service
Navigate your ISO 27001:2022 certification journey with my expertise-led internal audit, ensuring alignment, evidence of controls, and readiness for success
Once the management system according to ISO/IEC 27001 has been in use for some time, it can be certified. However, before the official certification audit, an internal audit must be carried out.
The internal audit corresponds in scope to the external audit, and its purpose is to ensure that the management system meets all the requirements set by the ISO 27001 framework and to ensure that there is the necessary evidence of the implementation of implemented information security controls.
As a seasoned consultant, I'll guide you through a comprehensive internal audit, mirroring the scope of an external assessment. Not only will I verify that your management system aligns with the ISO/IEC 27001 framework, but I'll also ascertain that you have tangible evidence of your information security controls in action.
The result of the internal audit is a comprehensive report in which all deviations are presented by severity classification. With the help of the report, the observed deviations can be corrected before the actual certification audit, ensuring the successful completion of the certification audit.
Partner with me to navigate your ISO/IEC 27001 certification journey with confidence and expertise.
Physical Security Auditing Services
Elevate your premises' security with Physical Security Auditing, benchmarked against ISO/IEC 27001 standard and tailored to your unique needs.
Secure your business environment with Physical Security Auditing.
Whether you operate in an office, a commercial building, or any unique space, understanding the robustness of your physical security measures is paramount. As a seasoned consultant meticulously evaluate the protective controls of your premises, benchmarking them against the globally recognized ISO 27001 standards and any bespoke security policies you might have in place.
Partner with me and ensure that your spaces aren't just spaces - they're fortresses. Your peace of mind is just an audit away.