Fort Worth, Texas – (The Hosting News) – October 6, 2005 – Texas web host, C I Host, has received the ISO 17799:2005 Certification from
the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
The Certification “establishes guidelines and general principles for
initiating, implementing, maintaining, and improving information security
management in an organization,” according to the ISO.
According to Christopher Faulkner, CEO of C I Host, “We provide a service that is critical to hundreds of thousands of
businesses throughout the world, so information security is paramount. Receiving this certificate
solidifies our attention to risk management, service delivery and customer
ISO/IEC 17799:2005 contains the best practices of control objectives and
controls in the following areas of information security management:
a.. Security Policy
b.. Organization of Information Security
c.. Asset Management
d.. Human Resources Security
e.. Physical and Environmental Security
f.. Communications and Operations Management
g.. Access Control
h.. Information Systems Acquisition, Development and Maintenance
i.. Information Security Incident Management
j.. Business Continuity Management
“ISO/IEC 17799:2005 is intended as a common basis and practical guideline
for developing organizational security standards and effective security
management practices, and to help build confidence in inter-organizational
activities,” according to the ISO.
Receiving the certification is a four-month process that involves examining
and changing aspects of a company’s culture, procedures and processes to
meet the best practices described in the Certification.
Mr. Faulkner added “After working to improve our organization, both internally and on the
production networks in our four U.S. data centers, we received the green
light on the certification. We feel it is important to
analyze every aspect of our organization and continually make whatever
improvements we can.”
For further information, please visit: www.cihost.com.