Information security has become top of mind for businesses all around the world. On one hand regulations like the European GDPR made us all aware of our responsibilities in safeguarding confidential information especially related to personal information. While on the other hand the ever-increasing series of security incidents have revealed the continuous economical vulnerability of our IT ecosystem.
As COERA we are in the midst of this IT ecosystem by engineering and operating IT systems for our clients and with that we must take our responsibility by having a clear information security policy and relentlessly operating an Information Security Management System (ISMS).
Implementing a management system like ISO 27001 can easily be overwhelming, that’s why we chose to kickstart the project with Instant 27001, a prefab ISMS implementation targeted at small and mid-sized IT companies. This has proven to shave weeks, if not months, off of our implementation time.
Next to that, we automated ourselves the operational part of the ISMS using Atlassian Jira to periodically schedule all prescribed audits and control verifications and keep track of the incidents and non-conformities. With both of those systems and corresponding processes in place both the internal and external audit went very smoothly.
Instant 27001 has proven to be an excellent way to kickstart our certification project. It was a great help in embedding the information security and quality management systems into our organization.
Maurice is a very involved subject matter expert and advisor who really bases his interactions on his own broad practical experience, which allowed us to immediately apply and implement his advice in a concrete and pragmatic way.
Our business had a couple of unsuccessful attempts to pursue ISO 27k certification. The lack of guidance and high cost of consultants to manage the project have always been obstructive. Then we came across Instant 27001. We were already familiar with the use of Confluence and the framework layout by Instant 27001 was an enormous kickstart. The guidance and ready-to-go policies have saved us thousands and cut down the ISO 27k journey massively. This time round, it took us less than 6 months to complete certification!
Maurice has been instrumental to our ISO 27001 certification journey. His advice, assistance and professionalism has been outstanding, and the Instant 27001 platform helped us demystify and embed the standard into our organisation’s day to day management. I highly recommend Maurice and the Instant 27001 platform.
I wanted to commend you on this wonderful use of Confluence. I have been an active Confluence user for some years now, but I have never found it as useful as now, as we look to implement an ISMS.
The smart use of Confluence has shaved days if not weeks off our efforts. Very impressive!