Frequently Asked Questions [FAQ]
ISO 27001 Certification improves the organisation so that sensitive and personal information is protected from unauthorised access, use or disclosure. This not only includes Customer data but also internal information such as Financial records and Employee data. Implementing ISO 27001 demonstrates to Clients, Customers and Stakeholders that your Organisation takes information security seriously and has implemented the necessary and appropriate controls to protect their data. ISO 27001 provides a systematic and structured approach to Risk Management, which can help your Organisation identify and mitigate information security risks.
ISO 27001 Certificate also improves the value of your brand and has a net positive impact on the perception of your Clients and Customers about your organisation
This Certification helps you establish your credibility in the market and gives a competitive edge.
Becoming compliant depends on the type of Cybersecurity Standard that an organisation is aiming to become compliant with and a number of other factors such as size of the organisation, current Security Posture, presence of an Information Security Team as well as the driving factors such as Client expectations and regulatory requirements.
To become compliant with the ISO 27001 Standard an organisation may take up to four (4) months.
To become compliant with SOC 2 requirements, it may take up to five (5) months.
Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing [VAPT] is an essential process for an organisation that wants to ensure the security and reliability of its IT assets and infrastructure. VAPT helps identify vulnerabilities and weaknesses in the Network, Applications and Systems that can be exploited by cybercriminals or hackers. It provides an in-depth analysis of the Security Posture of an organisation's IT assets and infrastructure and helps to address and remediate any weaknesses before they can be exploited. VAPT helps organisations to comply with regulatory requirements and industry standards, gain customer trust and maintain a competitive advantage. It also helps to reduce the risk of data breaches, financial loss, and reputational damage. Neumetric offers VAPT Solutions for all your critical IT assets such as Web Application, Mobile App (Android and iOS), Cloud Environments (AWS, Azure, GCP), APIs.
A thumb rule is that between 5 to 10% should be allocated for Security. This allows the CISO to build up a combination of good quality security measures that will adequately protect the organisation from threats.
Security is somewhat expensive because it requires in-depth expertise of a fast-changing domain where knowledge and sharp skills of the Security Experts needs constant upgradation.
A well-protected organisation is able to gain the trust of its Stakeholders, which in turn helps increase revenue as well.
The overall high cost of security is easily offset through additional revenue that gets generated due to higher conversion rate of business prospects to paying clients and customers.
Neumetric offers a wide range of Information Security services:
Security Certification: ISO 27001 Certification, PCI DSS Certification, SOC 2 Certification and many more.
Technical Security Solutions: Web Application VAPT, Mobile App VAPT (both for Android and iOS), Cloud (VPC) & LAN Network VAPT and APIs VAPT.
Neumetric also offers Managed Security Services [MSS].
To learn more about all our services, visit our website: www.neumetric.com/services/.
We typically work with fast-growing Tech Product Companies who need expertise in Cybersecurity as they do not have this in-house. SaaS Providers are the ones who find our services the most useful.
Neumetric's Team of Security Experts have much more than the necessary experience in the field of cybersecurity. All of them possess appropriate certifications such as CISSP, CISM, CISA, ISO 27001 LA and CEH.
Neumetric has subscribed to communities such as US-CERT and CISA which helps us stay up-to-date with the latest cybersecurity threats and solutions.
We also keep track of the latest ongoings by keeping a close watch on the Corporate world and Regulatory announcements.
Our Security Experts also refer to general news related to the cybersecurity domain.
Neumetric offers Vulnerability Assessments and Penetration Tests as part of our Technical Security Services. These assessments help us identify the vulnerabilities of our Clients' assets. Neumetric also provides detailed steps on how to remediate each and every vulnerability that is discovered. A final scan is conducted after remediation of all vulnerabilities is confirmed to us and to ensure that the reported vulnerabilities are indeed fixed by our Clients. This gives our Clients the assurance that their data and networks are secure as expected.
Depending on the business needs and maturity of the organisation a Roadmap is prepared which comprises Compliances, Technologies and Actions. The Roadmap ensures that the Security Posture of our Client improves over its course.
Although all the information security Standards are universal in nature, applicable globally and work across industries, some of them are regional and regulatory specifications. After understanding the Client's organisation on their solutions to the business model, suitable Security Solutions are recommended. Most of the time the future plan is also accounted for in the Certification and Compliance Roadmap.
Every organisation needs to have some level of minimum security practices in place. Depending on the circumstances, the timing of implementing a specific security practice is determined.
Neumetric offers Information Security Training as an integral part of its InfoSec Services. The training is mainly of two types: Presentation-based Training and Email Circulars.
Our pricing is reasonable and commensurate to the quality and scope of the applicable deliverables. For specific pricing of our Services and Solutions that is suitable for your organisation, please contact our Sales Team.
The cost of ISO 27001 Certification depends on multiple factors such as the size and complexity of the organisation, the scope of the Certification, the locations from where the organisation operates, the functions that need to be covered and the reputation, experience and expertise of the Certification Body.
The cost of certification through a reputed Certifying Body ranges from ₹ 4,50,000/- to ₹ 11,50,000/- (in INR). The reason for this large variation is that the context and current readiness of the organisation matters a lot!
This cost typically covers Security Implementation, ISMS Documentation, Gap Assessments, Internal Audits, Compliance Consulting, Project Management, External Audit Management and InfoSec Education. Certification Fees charged by Certifying Body are separate and additional, which depends on their reputation, experience and expertise.
The cost of SOC 2 Type 2 Certification varies depending on multiple factors, including such as the size and complexity of the organisation, the scope of the Certification, the locations from where the organisation operates, the functions that need to be covered and the reputation, experience and expertise of the Certification Body.
The cost of certification through a reputed CPA ranges from ₹ 5,00,000/- to ₹ 12,50,000/- (in INR). The reason for this large variation is that the context and current readiness of the organisation matters a lot!
This cost covers Security Implementation, ISMS Documentation, Gap Assessments, Internal Audits, Compliance Consulting, Project Management, External Audit Management and InfoSec Education. Certification Fees charged by CPA is separate and additional, which depends on their reputation, experience and expertise.
Neumetric will implement all the necessary Policies, Procedures and Frameworks to make the organisation compliant with the cyber security standard of your choice. Audit will be scheduled with a reputed Certifying Body for the External Audit. Once the External Auditors are satisfied with the compliance, a Certificate is issued in the name of the organisation. The External Audit is managed entirely by Neumetric’s Team of Security Experts, who are experienced in managing such External Audits for various Standards.
Yes, to become ISO 27001 certified, an Organisation needs to undergo an External Audit. This Audit is carried out by an independent Certifying Body to assess whether the organisation's information security management system [ISMS] meets the requirements of the ISO 27001 Standard.
The External Audit is a crucial step in the Certification process, as it verifies that the organisation has implemented an ISMS and meets the Standard's requirements and that the ISMS is operating effectively. Without the External Audit, an Organisation CANNOT obtain ISO 27001 Certification.
Neumetric conducts regular Gap Assessments for the Organisation based on the chosen Standard or Framework . Internal Audits are conducted to confirm the closure of gaps, implementation of necessary security processes and adherence to the cyber security Standard. Once verified internally, an External Audit is scheduled with a reputed Certifying Body. Once the External Auditors are satisfied with the level of compliance, a Certificate or Report is issued for the organisation. The External Audit is handled by Neumetric’s Team of Security Experts who are experienced in managing such Audits for various Standards. Relevant training and coaching is provided to the Stakeholders to face the External Auditors.
Any organisation, regardless of its size, industry or location, can apply for ISO 27001 Certification if it wants to demonstrate to its stakeholders and customers that it has a robust and effective information security management system [ISMS]. The certification is not specific to any particular industry or sector and it can be applied to both private and public sector organisations.
ISO 27001 Certification is particularly relevant for organisations that handle sensitive, personal or confidential information, SaaS Providers, Financial institutions, Healthcare Providers, Government Agencies and IT Companies can choose to get themselves ISO 27001 certified. Any organisation that values the security and confidentiality of its information can benefit from implementing and obtaining ISO 27001 Certification.
Neumetric conducts regular Gap Assessments and Internal Audits to make sure that an organisation remains compliant with the applicable Standard or Frameworks . We conduct annual Employee Education Programs (commonly known information security awareness training), Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery drills, provide help with Client Audits (or even handle them entirely on our own!), continuously improve the ISMS, all while making sure that the Security Posture improves during the Engagement Period.
Managed Security usually means that the entire InfoSec function is outsourced to Neumetric while the organisation can focus on its core objectives and metrics.