London, UK – 8 July, 2013 – Auriga Consulting Ltd (Auriga), the expert data, ICT and security consultancy, today announced ISO-To-Go, an ISO/IEC 27001 compliance solution for small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs). ISO 27001 is a formal set of specifications against which organisations may seek independent certification of their Information Security Management System (ISMS). Long project lead times and escalating costs have deterred many SMEs from pursuing accreditation. ISO-To-Go is a fixed cost, fixed term offering catering for up to 20, 50 or 100 employees at up to two sites delivered by qualified IA and IS practitioners.
ISO/IEC 27001 specifies requirements for the creation, implementation, monitoring, review, maintenance and improvement of a formal management system for information security. The system provides an overall management and control framework, essential for managing information and risk, and assists management teams and organisations to follow resistant, pragmatic and dynamic best practice aligned to business need. An ISO 27001 ISMS incorporates several Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) cycles ensuring that information security controls are not merely specified and implemented as a one-off activity but are continually reviewed and adjusted to take account of corporate strategies, business impacts and eventualities.
Auriga understand and encourage organisations to follow best practice in security and have therefore developed a more economic, pragmatic, options based solution called ISO-To-Go which offers the assurance of ISO/IEC 27001 accreditation. Delivered by qualified IA and IS practitioners, the two stage process is offered as a fixed cost and fixed term service with option-based audit support. ISO-To-Go features three options based on a scale:
- ISO-To-Go 1: Less than 20 employees on a single site, with one inhouse permanent ISO/IEC 27001 representative on site with a technical skill set
- ISO-To-Go 2: Less than 50 employees over up to two sites, with one inhouse permanent ISO/IEC 27001 representative on site with a technical skill set
- ISO-To-Go 3: Less than 100 employees over up to two sites, with one inhouse permanent ISO/IEC 27001 representative on site with a technical skill set
“ISO 27001 certification is widely recognised throughout multiple sectors and industries and is often used as a competitive advantage in bid and procurement tendering. Many Information Security and Assurance Consultancies have capitalised on this demand, offering certification at a high price in projects that can spiral and incur additional costs,” said Louise T. Dunne, Managing Director, Auriga. “The SME market has been left out in the cold. We want to assist SME organisations through the certification and alignment process. ISO-To-Go provides an off-the-shelf tiered service with costs detailed upfront. There are no nasty surprises; just achievable ISO 27001 certification delivered with expert consultancy.”
As well as being an advocate of the standard, Auriga recently achieved ISO27001 compliance across the entire consultancy in May 2013. Auriga is also privileged to have achieved ISO/IEC 27001 certification under BSi for the largest organisation to ever undergo the process in the UK with over 85,000 staff. Auriga is now preparing to assist clients as they transition to the new ISO 27001/2, the standard’s successor, by ensuring cost effectiveness within existing implementations.
Auriga Consulting Ltd (Auriga) is an expert consultancy specialising in Data Management, Information Assurance, Corporate Governance, Business Process Modelling, Analysis, ICT and Security. We advocate data as the most valuable part of your business and combine superior security and assurance knowledge with a wealth of business management consultancy and efficiency skills. Using a unique set of methodologies we embed security by overlaying it onto business process and analysing data.
Auriga reported a turnover of more than £1million in its first full year of trading, cementing its reputation as one of the most dynamic and versatile solutions providers in the marketplace today. We have worked on some of the most demanding projects in the UK for customers from the public and private sectors, advising upon the architectures and business processes adopted for the G-Cloud project, NHS and social services databases, and leading the BSi’s largest audited UK organisation successfully through ISO 27001. To find out more, please go to www.aurigaconsulting.com or follow us on Twitter @AurigaConsult.
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