With a future certification in mind, CompuStream is implementing this essential step toward effecting and demonstrating its commitment in complying with the ISO 17799:2005 Security Standard.
SAO PAULO – 03/08/2006 – CompuStream Consultoria, an outsourced business development firm dedicated to assist international computer and communications companies to establish or enhance their presence in Brazil, announced today it has incorporated within its practice the recently released ISO/IEC 17799:2005 information security standard.
ISO/IEC 17799:2005 contains best practice guidance to help protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information that businesses of all sizes depend upon and all forms of intellectual property. ISO 17799 goes hand-in-hand with the newly released ISO/IEC 27001:2005 (formerly BS 7799-2:2002), the formal certification standard against which organizations may seek independent certification of their Information Security Management Systems (ISMS). The internationalization of these standards is expected to create a global upsurge in demand for ISMS certification.
“The significance of these standards cannot be overstated. We are seeing a groundswell of interest especially among new clients in the technology industry where security is fundamental“, stated Maximilian Immo Orm Gorissen, CEO of CompuStream.
“The ISO standards will become the international touchstone for effective, secure information management practices that protect organizations and ensure their compliance with data protection, privacy and information misuse regulations. That is why, with a future certification in mind, CompuStream is implementing this essential step toward effecting and demonstrating its commitment to comply to the ISO 17799:2005 Security Standard“, added Max Gorissen.
About ISO/IEC 17799:2005 and ISO 27001
In July 2005, British Standards BS 7799-2:2002 was updated and released as a final draft standard in support of the 2005 update to ISO/IEC 17799. On October 15, 2005, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) released the final version of the standard as ISO/IEC 27001:2005. ISO 27001 is the formal standard against which organizations may seek independent certification of their Information Security Management Systems (meaning their framework to design, implement, manage, maintain and enforce information security processes and controls systematically and consistently throughout the organizations). The final version of ISO 27001:2005 is available now from ISO or BSI. More information is available at www.iso.org, www.bsiamericas.com and www.xisec.com.
About CompuStream Consultoria Ltda.
CompuStream (www.compustream.com.br) is an outsourced business development firm dedicated to assist international computer and communications companies to establish or enhance their presence in Brazil
CompuStream opened in January 2006 a new business unit called CompuStream Security (www.compustreamsecurity.com.br), to provide specialized consulting in Information Management, based on ISO/ IEC 17799, with the objective of protecting corporate information and in case of loss assuring information continuity.