Monday, January 19, 2015

Software for ISMS Management


      Chief objective of Information Security Management is to implement the appropriate measurements in order to eliminate or minimize the impact that various security related threats and vulnerabilities might have on an organization. In doing so, Information Security Management will enable implementing the desirable qualitative characteristics of the services offered by the organization (i.e. availability of services, preservation of data confidentiality and integrity etc.).
It is not only size but in particular the specific business activities of an organization that dictate its security related requirements on a legal, regulatory and operational level.

The development of an ISMS framework entails the following 6 steps:
  1.  1.  Definition of Security Policy,
  2. 2.      Definition of ISMS Scope,
  3. 3.      Risk Assessment (as part of Risk Management),
  4. 4.       Risk Management,
  5. 5.       Selection of Appropriate Controls and
  6. 6.       Statement of Applicability

 Risk Management and Risk Assessment are major components of Information Security Management (ISM) and it consumes majority of efforts. In my recent experience found couple of  consulting organisation who finished the Risk assessment for their client without scope definition. It’s very difficult for me digest such practice so I decided to find some tool which should help organisation and people to implement ISMS appropriately and even though insist their consultants to do the right  without  having good experience in it.

Enclosed list of tools which I found is quite useful and recommend for you if you are trying to implement ISMS.
      Tool name : Real ISMS
Vendor name : Realiso
Country of origin : United States
Relevant web site : http://www.realiso.com
Cost : $49 Per Month
Tool helps towards a certification
ISO 27001

      Tool name : GS Tool
Vendor name : Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) Germany
Country of origin : Germany
Relevant web site : http://www.bsi.bund.de/gstool
Cost : Euro 1000 per license
Tool helps towards a certification
ISO 27001

      Tool name : Smart Information Security Management System (SISMS)
Vendor name : CYMSOFT BILISIM TEKNOLOJILERI
Country of origin : Turkey
Official web site : http://www.cymsoft.com
Cost : USD 22.00  per month
Tool helps towards a certification
ISO 27001

      Tool name : Octave Automated Tool
Vendor name : Advanced Technology Institute (ATI)
Country of origin : USA
Relevant web site : http://www.aticorp.org
Cost : USD 1500 per instance
Tool helps towards a certification
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      Tool name : TRICK light
Vendor name : itrust consulting s.à r.l.
Country of origin : Luxembourg
Relevant web site : http://www.itrust.lu
Cost : NA
Tool helps towards a certification
ISO 27001

      Tool name : Modulo Risk Manager
Vendor name : Modulo Security
Country of origin : Brazil
Official web site : http://www.modulo.com
Cost: On request
Tool helps towards a certification
ISO 27001, PCI DSS, Sarbanex-Oxley, HIPAA, FISMA

      Tool name : Verinice
Vendor name : Sernet GMBH
Country of origin : Germany
Official web site : http://www.verinice.org/en/
Cost:  Open Source for Individual,  Professional edition which gives and integration platform is on request
Tool helps towards a certification
ISO 27001


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