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Why ISO?

Organizations are constantly under pressure to meet new security requirements. New mandates are constantly proposed that require businesses to upgrade and implement updated security systems as more lawsuits and penalties for cybersecurity negligence are being forced on the business community.
Judges are now following a principle called, “Duty to Care” to determine liabilities in data breaches. This means that companies are now required to prove “reasonability” of the cybersecurity controls that they implement, especially as a myriad of supply chain challenges are forcing companies to conduct business only with “mature” partners who are capable of illustrating their preparedness and adequacy in regard to their cybersecurity and privacy controls. Digital Edge firmly believes that adapting ISO certification standards, which are well-known and widely accepted standard, will ensure the safety of your Information Security Management System. Digital Edge is convinced that an ISO certificate is good proof that your organization has implemented adequate cybersecurity safeguards and that your company is ready to conduct business that guarantees the security of your client’s critical information.

Why Digital Edge?

Digital Edge believes in the principle that cybersecurity can be converted into a competitive edge for our clients. We play a principal consulting role in the ISO certification process for our clients.
Digital Edge provides cybersecurity and compliance services to clients in highly regulated industries and can guarantee that you will receive the ISO certificate as we guide your organization through the following process:
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Auditor Selection
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Scoping
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Risk & Gap Assessments
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Implementation
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Certification
Each step in this process is critical. Digital Edge will lead the process to successful certification, in addition to creating efficiencies within the context of the project, as all organizations want to do it fast and smoothly. Digital Edge will guarantee the shortest and least expensive path to your certificaiton.
But what is most important in the long run is that our ISO implementation on your behalf, will be:
  • Unintrusive with ongoing business operations;
  • Easily re-certifiable;
  • Advantageous to future business processes and organizational growth.

Multi-Certification Requirements

Some organizations are required to be certified by mulitple frameworks in numerous jusrisdictions. Of course, this makes meeting compliance standards a much more challenging task.
Fortunately, Digital Edge is an acknowledged expert in all types of compliance regimes be they in the U.S.A., Europe or Asia. Therefore, whether your organization has to adhear to one standard, or many, Digital Edge as a single vendor will provide you with the needed expertise in every jurisdiction.
By using a single GRC platform, Digital Edge is an expert in assisting with mapping of risks and controls in multiple frameworks. This proven ability significantly reduces the efforts demanded within the certification process.

The Process

Auditor Selection

As all auditors are different, selecting the proper auditor for the size of your organization, type of business, its internal processes and workforce location, is critical.
The ISO certificaiton is a 3 year process and 2 phase certification enagagment from the auditor’s perspective. Therefore, the proper selection of auditors vastly contributes to the efficacy of the certification effort and translates into cost savings.

Scoping

‘Scope of Certification’ significantly affects the process and price of the certification. Besides cybersecurity aspects, the ISO certification is a proven marketing tool that shows your clients the maturity of your organization. Correct ‘scoping’ wil not only reduce the time and the costs of certification, but will positively impact your ability to sell to larger clients.

Risk Assessment, Gap Assessment

‘Risk Assessment’ plays a crucial role in determining if your business has implemented adequate cybersecurity safeguards. Determining your ‘Cybersecurity Risk’ is the foundation of developing an effective cybersecurity program. Determining and assessing these risks both define and inform the necessary controls needed and the levels to which solutions are to be implemented. ‘Gap analysis’ allows for precise planning and informs the timing of the project’s duration and required audit scheduling.

Implementation

The proven ability of Digital Edge to oversee the full scope and details of the certification process, gives our clients a clear and precise vision of the project’s duration. Given full responsibility for controls implementation, policy writing, reviews, records, and internal audits, Digital Edge provides you with one comprehensive price for our services. Nonetheless, if Digital Edge is contracted to be responsible for only a partial part of the process, we will make sure that the implemented management system is both auditable and certifiable. But perhaps most importantly, Digital Edge knows all the questions and correct answers that auditors will be asking and looking for to grant certification. Digital Edge not only prepares the technology, but the documentation required, the processes, and your staff to further empower your organization’s abilities.

Certification

Digital Edge will be with you during both phases of the certification. We know what the auditor wants. We have vast experience in how to prepare your staff for the audit. We will stand with you and we take upon ourselves the responsibility for your certification. That is our commitment.

The Team

Project Management

Digital Edge dedicates an executive project management oversight team for each certification project.

Practice Manager

Each project is allocated a “Practice Manager” – a proven professional with a legal and cybersecurity background who is accredited with multiple successful certifications. He/she will be responsible for engaging: the “Technology Team” for technological implemenations, “Policy Writers” to provide documentation, and “Auditors” to provide internal audits and reviews.

Technology Team

Digital Edge will provide a full stack Technology Team for the implementation phase of the project. Our Technolgy Team is intimately familiar with such concepts such as control maturity, traceability and auditability. Our knowledge is quite vast in all cybersecurity products and technologies popular in SMB markets. Digital Edge is partnered with cybersecurity software and hardware vendors. We will guarantee proper implementation not only from a technological point of view, but also from the standpoint of our ability to collect and preserve artifacts, be monitored and matured to the required level of perfomance.

Policy Writer

Policy writing is a highly developed and sought after skill in this industry sector. We have access to such experts. All our policies comply to the most advanced standards and are in accord and compliant with HIPAA and the Sarbanes-Oxley law.

Auditors

Our auditors are certified by the same certifying bodies as those ISO auditors who will be responsible for your certification. They have the same skills and experience. During the internal audits provided by Digital Edge’s auditors, you will receive real life experience of an ISO audit. Digital Edge is proud to say that the internal audits provided for its clients play a significant role in the training of staff for the real ISO audit.

The Technology

Digital Edge has vast experience with most popular technology, cybrersecurity software and hardware, as well as the techniques and solutions available on the market today. The following are some highlights of our implementations:

Public Cloud Deployments

Our Compliance and Technology team has great experience with the multiple ‘Public Cloud Platform’. We are advanced partners with Azure and AWS with a ‘Cybersecuirty’ and ‘Well Architected Framework’ competency. To be effectively active in the Public Cloud take lots of responsibility in the context of controls and efficient implemenation requires clients to have deep knowledge of the “Infrastructure as a Code” concept. Thus, traditional implementation of compliance requirements in public clouds may not always work or cannot be maintained because of the agility and velocity of the cloud or because of change control mechanisms. Due to Digital Edge’s work with multiple organizations such as ISO and CIS on the ‘Compliance as a Code’ concept, Digital Edge has helped numerous organizations to automate a large portion of their compliance resonsibilities in the public cloud, while at the same time, estabilishing compliance policies and guardrails for present and future deployments.

Zero Trust Deployments

Zero Trust’ has become a popular concept that is being adopted by many clients and security vendors. The Digital Edge team will consider every opportunity to implement the Zero Trust philosophy, its architecture, and as a solution for its client’s infrastructures. Why? Because Zero Trust not only assures tighter security controls but, it limits the potential “radius of exposure” during security breaches and speeds up incident response time. It also allows for easier compliance and auditability.

Virtual Company Architectures

‘Tele-working’, ‘remote working’, and ‘virtual offices’ are popular concepts however, they require special considerations for cybersecurity and privacy compliance. Depending on the scope of work and risks assesements, our Technology Team may recommend a variety of ISO compliant solutions in the areas of:
  • Endpoint protection
  • Mobile device management
  • Data loss prevention and protection
  • Onboarding and termination of remote employees
  • Identity management, amongst others.

GRC Software

Digital Edge created, supports, and constantly improves its proprietary Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) software. The GRC platform, CyberRegulator, is a single compliance platform which automates many tasks related to the ISO certification and re-certificaiton processes. It also shortens preparation time, thus lowering total costs of the effort. Digital Edge provides a free license for all of its compliance clients.

The Price

Digital Edge aligns the pricing of its services with the cost of the audit. Just as compliance organizations have a standardized way of sizing their audits, Digital Edge follows the same guidance and prices its service to be equal to the price of an audit.
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