London, UK – 14 October, 2013 – Auriga Consulting Ltd (Auriga), the expert data, ICT and security consultancy, today announced the launch of the Integrated Management System (IMS) service for the combined management of compliance standards. Organisations achieving regulatory compliance often create management systems for each certification, resulting in multiple data silos that can result in the duplication of work or application of inconsistent practices, policies and procedures to satisfy the requirements of each standard. The IMS eradicates these issues by bringing together multiple standards, governance frameworks and associated management systems under a single service to generate cost savings and create efficiencies and data transparency.
Auriga’s IMS service delivers efficiency gains through the utilisation of common elements. Compliance standards have many aspects in common despite often focusing on different areas, from information security, to quality, to environmental health, for example. Management systems also have commonalities that can be managed in an integrated way. The IMS service is able to determine and use these repeat processes to create a single point from which to manage related and disparate standards. IMS offers numerous benefits including reduced resource requirements, the re-use of common documentation requirements, a reduction in duplicated documents and governance, and increased visibility and governance at Board level.
Auriga’s IMS service is delivered by a team of lead auditors in ISO27001, ISO9001, ISO14001 and experts in the application of the PAS99 standard and is applicable to any organisation regardless of size. IMS features include:
- Policy and Procedural Authoring
- Risk Management and Methodology Definition
- Formal management system implementation
- PAS99 compliance
- ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO/IEC 27001, ISO 22000, ISO/IEC 20000, ISO 22301 and OHSAS 18001 compliance and certification
- Scope Development
- Control and implementation selection
- Stage 1 and 2 Audit Preparation
- Audit facilitation, staff preparation and audit response coaching
Compliance standards are routinely revised and updated, causing further opportunity for disruption. In particular, ISO27001:2005 (soon to be ISO27001:2013) is becoming a critical compliance element for the organisation wishing to demonstrate appropriate data in the light of new cyber threat and internet borne attacks. The flexibility of the IMS service, combined with Auriga’s compliance expertise, makes it ideally placed to manage the transition to ISO27001:2013.
“New standards can leave the organisation juggling multiple data sets; the data silo problem will only get worse as organisations seek to comply with revised or emerging standards. However, the flexibility of the IMS service allows various standards to be supported at the same time, without duplication, enabling us to accommodate change and promote a seamless transition. With the new ISO 27001 standard looming, for instance, we are already enabling clients to prepare by ensuring cost effectiveness and efficiency within implementation projects,” states Louise T. Dunne, Managing Director, Auriga.
“Organisations are already questioning the rationale behind creating dedicated management systems. These data silos are not pragmatic, efficient or effective. But placing multiple standards under a single integrated data management service makes sense and can deliver real benefits, from reducing resources to improving data management and providing greater visibility.”
The Auriga IMS is complemented by a range of specialist services. These include Onboarding, Design Authority, Secure Business Process Analysis, Design and Development, Project Specification and Selection, Transition Management and SIAM Enterprise Architecture/Project Management and Selection.
Auriga Consulting Ltd (Auriga) is an expert consultancy specialising in Data Management, Information Assurance, Corporate Governance, Business Process Modelling, Analysis, ICT and Security. We advocate data as the most valuable part of your business and combine superior security and assurance knowledge with a wealth of business management consultancy and efficiency skills. Using a unique set of methodologies we embed security by overlaying it onto business process and analysing data.
Auriga reported a turnover of more than £1million in its first full year of trading, cementing its reputation as one of the most dynamic and versatile solutions providers in the marketplace today. We have worked on some of the most demanding projects in the UK for customers from the public and private sectors, advising upon the architectures and business processes adopted for the G-Cloud project, NHS and social services databases, and leading the BSi’s largest audited UK organisation successfully through ISO 27001. To find out more, please go to www.aurigaconsulting.com or follow us on Twitter @AurigaConsult.
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