e-Cop.net Awarded BS 7799 Certification by PSB Singapore
First Internet Security Services provider to have achieved BS 7799 certification in Singapore
SINGAPORE, 20 NOVEMBER 2001 - e-Cop.net, the region's leader in proactive round-the-clock Internet security and surveillance protection, announced today that its Singapore operations has achieved certification under the prestigious British Standard 7799 (BS 7799) certification program. It is the first Internet Security Services provider to be awarded the certification for information security management systems, under a pilot scheme by the Singapore Productivity and Standards Board (PSB).
24x7 network monitoring is a new field in the IT security industry. e-Cop.net (S) Pte Ltd was the first managed security company to develop and market 24x7 monitoring through its CIESEH (Common Inference Engine for Security Event Handling) engine. The Singapore operations and Global Command Centre (GCC) was launched in November 2000 by e-Cop.net Chairman, Eddie Chau and has been offering 24x7 surveillance since February 2001. e-Cop.net operates four GCCs in the region - in Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Japan.
"Ours is a business of trust. Our customers trust us as a third party service provider to protect their network. When a company is looking for someone to offer security services, they must feel confident and be convinced that the service provider is doing it right," said Lim Kok Keng, General Manager, e-Cop.net (S) Pte Ltd.
Continued Lim, "e-Cop.net has invested in a first-class global command centre operation that meets our customers' needs and provides the maximum level of professional service and technical capability possible. We are now recognised for exhibiting a consistent, superior commitment to delivering world-class customer service. Being first with BS 7799 certification is important because it signifies our priority to continually deliver the highest quality service available."
Through this latest BS 7799 certification, customers of e-Cop.net (S) Pte Ltd now have a measurable indication of the company's information security management practices and commitment to customer satisfaction.
"e-Cop.net (S) Pte Ltd exhibits a strong commitment in adopting world-class practices and implementation of the BS 7799 Information Security Management System," said Wu Tek Ming, chief executive officer of PSB Certification in Singapore. "Being the first Internet Security Services provider achieving the BS 7799 certification provided by PSB Certification, the company has demonstrated a well-defined ISMS so as to gain trust and confidence from its customers. This also demonstrates its ability to provide an excellent support infrastructure for its customers."
BS 7799 is an internationally recognised standard created by the British Standards Institute (BSI), using a business-led approach to best practice on information security management and serves as a benchmark against which all organisations will be measured. Based on assuring integrity, availability, and confidentiality of information assets, it covers:
- Information Security policy
- Security organisation in a company
- Asset classification and control
- Personnel security
- Physical and environmental security
- Communications and operation management
- Access Control
- System development and maintenance
- Business continuity management
Certified companies must continue to demonstrate their commitment to excellence and high performance standards through annual audits.
PSB Singapore conducted the on-site audit of the e-Cop.net Singapore operations and confirmed that company met the requirements of the ten key controls defined in the BS 7799 program.
"The BS 7799 certification demonstrates the importance of consistent assessment in order to deliver the highest Internet security services to e-Cop.net's group of clients," concluded Eddie Chau, Chairman, e-Cop.net (S) Pte Ltd. "We hope that with e-Cop.net's proprietary technology and professional expertise, as well as an operation that embraces world-recognised standards, we will be able to help curb cyber attacks and offer our customers greater peace of mind."
e-Cop, the TRUSTED provider of critical info-security technologies and services, helps governments and enterprises worldwide manage their info-security threats and risks.
Leveraging on e-Cop's innovative technology and professional expertise, organizations can effectively manage the challenging tasks in info-security today, such as info-security management, infrastructure monitoring and real-time threat response. This is achieved through reliance on e-Cop's Global Command Centres (GCC) or e-Cop's deployment of cutting-edge technologies for independent Security Operations Centres.
e-Cop raises the bar for info-security management and practices with its pioneering research and development, robust technologies and award-winning solutions and security expertise. These are all centred on internationally recognised best practices for Information Security Management System (ISMS) ¨C BS7799/ISO17799. e-Cop's international presence today covers 20 countries, with multiple Global Command Centres (GCC) located in Asia Pacific and Middle East. For more information, please visit www.e-Cop.net