Formalized information security programs allow companies to reduce their information risk by implementing robust information security policies, procedures and practices. EPI-USE Labs helps companies put in place, or supplement, information security programs that can optionally be used as a basis to achieve certifications like ISO 27001, SOC 2 / ISAE 3402 audit reports or PCI certification.
Organizations typically implement information security programs with the following goals:
To gain internal and external client trust by demonstrating a commitment to security that has been verified by an independent third party. Typically, this leads to additional business, as many companies simply don’t engage with vendors without formalized information security practices.
To reduce the cost of information security incidents. Security incidents are inevitable, but you can greatly reduce both the likelihood and impact by putting in place some common sense controls.
To be compliant with legislation. Privacy regulations around the world, like GDPR and HIPPA, make it a requirement for companies to implement privacy and information security practices.
Information security programs can take months or years to implement. EPI-USE Labs has developed the IS-GO™ methodology to streamline the implementation and operation of security programs.
We use a risk-based approach to focus on the areas of the highest impact.
For many organizations, implementing a security program means checking a whole lot of boxes, in order to say “we comply”. This, however, is the wrong approach. The purpose of a security program is to reduce measurable risk. We believe in identifying key areas of highest impact, addressing it well, and then continuously improving the program. This way, you will also not overwhelm your team with incredibly long to-do lists.
Information security programs that focus on humans.
Employees find it difficult to follow typical information security policies and procedure documents. Our materials and training have been written from scratch to be easy to understand. This ensures that people can actually follow and use what is in the policy, instead of just satisfying the auditors, which, of course, our methodology also does.
We have done the hard work.
Our baseline materials, including project plans, policies and training have been designed to be relevant to the vast majority of organizations, with only a minimal amount of customization required. The value of starting from this base, as opposed to doing it from scratch, is enormous.
EPI-USE Labs assists companies in the following ways with their information security programs and certifications: