There were minor challenges when the building opened, but we got them straightened out and, thanks to Consult2Comply, we passed the audit with flying colors.”
Loretta H. Cockrum, Foram Group’s Founder, Chairman and CEO.
Miami, Florida (PRWEB) January 26, 2012
600 Brickell at Brickell World Plaza, developed by Foram Group, has officially been granted ISO 27001 certification as a result of its partnership with Consult2Comply (C2C). This is the world’s first commercial office building awarded this level of accreditation, and among the world’s highest for Information Communications and Technology (ICT) security.
The International Standards Organization (ISO), the issuer of the certification, is a global, non-governmental organization that promotes the development and implementation of voluntary information security management system standards. While many companies worldwide have achieved this accreditation, a “building” has never before been granted compliance with this standard.
“We are extremely proud to be the first multi-tenant, commercial office building in the world to achieve this internationally recognized certification,” said Loretta H. Cockrum, Foram Group’s Founder, Chairman and CEO. “The level of ICT security at 600 Brickell is now a model for commercial office buildings in the future. We are delivering what tenants will come to expect as the standard for securing their data and communications. Our current status allows us to offer business continuity and an unprecedented amount of redundant connectivity as an amenity – no other building in the world can make that offer.”
Consult2Comply, a premier regulatory compliance infrastructure management service provider, worked with Foram to prepare the building for this certification. Jason Clark, Director of Professional Services for Consult2Comply, said: “This has never been achieved in the history of ISO Certification, so you can imagine the challenges. We leveraged the capabilities of our tool, Compliance Mapper™ to compare the touch points and to connect the dots in this standard with the many aspects of what the building was planning to offer its tenants on 40 floors.”
Mr. Clark added: “To obtain this accreditation, organizations are required to pass a very challenging evaluation and audit of their management practices. But this wasn’t your typical corporate structure. The building was brand new and this had never been done before, so a lot of adaptations and many aspects of the standard had to be considered, mapped to other requirements, policies and procedures and applied in unconventional ways. Our experienced team at Consult2Comply showed the professionals at 600 Brickell World Plaza how to use and apply the features of their building to their ISO 27001 Certification effort”.
Ms. Cockrum said: “The complexity of this project was enormous. C2C helped us sort out, define and properly identify the elemental issues so that we could get all of our documentation in order. There were minor challenges when the building opened, but we got them straightened out and, thanks to Consult2Comply, we passed the audit with flying colors.”
Consult2Comply is a premier GRC (governance, risk management and compliance) firm that provides compliance infrastructure management services, and compliance software and mapping solutions that support international regulatory standards and best practices for commercial and government enterprises. C2C's web-based, automated compliance platform is designed for improved business performance and audit readiness across the entire organization. Consult2Comply's blended approach of Managed Compliance Services™ – software plus services as a compliance solution – and Compliance Infrastructure Management™ helps organizations align existing compliance infrastructure with the ever- changing regulatory environment. More than 25 years in auditing and consulting in information security and asset management inspired the creation of C2C’s compliance, risk and audit management tools as well as their practical, business-focused approach. Please visit http://www.consult2comply.com
About ISO 27001
ISO 27001 is an international standard for IT Service Management. ISO/IEC 27001 requires that management systematically examine the organization's information security risks, taking into account the threats, vulnerabilities and related impacts. It requires an entity to design and implement a coherent and comprehensive suite of information security controls and/or other forms of risk treatment (such as risk avoidance or risk transfer) to address those risks that are deemed unacceptable and to adopt an overarching management process to ensure that the information security controls continue to meet the organization's information security needs on an ongoing basis.
About Foram Group
Foram Group is a real estate management and sustainable development company. Loretta H. Cockrum founded the company in Atlanta in 1978 to manage and acquire real estate for high net-worth individuals and families for wealth preservation for future generations. Foram Group also managed and leased more than one million square feet of office buildings in Florida, and in 2005 began to focus on vertical development. Foram is the proud recipient of five Building of the Year awards in Miami and Jacksonville from the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), including the former 600 Brickell building, which was named BOMA’s U.S. Southern Region Building of the Year. Visit Foram’s Web site at http://www.foramgroup.com
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