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Security Compliance Services

Attain global security standards like SOC 2, NIST CSF, ISO 27001, HIPAA, Essential Eight and more.

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We’ll work with you to assess your security compliance readiness and help you obtain certification/accreditation.

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Keep your cost and stress levels down by having us as your compliance experts.

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We’ll help streamline the process, avoid time consuming, costly mistakes and become compliant much faster than if you were to do it in-house.

We work with amazing customers

Oceania Healthcare
Figured
AMARU customers
Harmoney
Fiji Airways
SolarZero
security compliance services for aus and nz businesses

Helping New Zealand and Australian Businesses Get Compliant and Build Trust

We are dedicated to assisting businesses embed good security practices coupled with local and international security standards.

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SOC 2 Compliance

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ISO27001 Certification

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NIST Cybersecurity Frameworks

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HIPAA Compliance

Cybersecurity compliance isn’t just ticking a checkbox; it’s a business enabler.

  • Implementing a robust Information Security Management System (ISMS) as per standards like ISO 27001 helps identify and mitigate information security risks.
  • Security compliance certifications and accreditations show your organisation’s commitment to information security best practices and regulatory compliance.
  • Thinking of going global? Security certifications can open up new business opportunities, as many customers and partners require this certification before doing business.
  • Proactively addressing security risks through a certified ISMS can help avoid costly data breaches and regulatory fines.

security compliance services for aus and nz businesses
security compliance services for aus and nz businesses

Why AMARU for your compliance journey?

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We come with years of experience working on Government, Risk and Compliance (GRC) across organisations of all sizes, guiding them through the process.

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We do all the heavy lifting and have excellent working relationships with auditors to negotiate better terms.

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We have a wide breathe of knowledge on security tools while being brand agnostic and can recommend the best tools for your business needs.

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Our security and compliance specialists will integrate with your team and provide real-time communication.

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Our AI-powered compliance platform Swise.ai helps businesses plan, achieve and manage compliance at a much faster rate.

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We have helped growing businesses and established organisations achieve security compliance accreditations across industries like Fintech, Agrotech, Energy, Software to name a few. 

What are the next steps in starting your compliance journey?

  • Carry out Security and Compliance Readiness Assessments to understand your security posture.
  • Identify areas of improvement and priortise cybersecurity and compliance risks. 
  • Define a security and compliance roadmap.
  • Our team will maintain regular communication to discuss the plan, remediation and any obstacles.
  • Ultimately, we will take the lead during the audit and address any issues with the auditor!

security compliance services for aus and nz businesses

Case Study

SolaZero were happy with the way the security reviews were conducted and the reporting and workshopping of the end results. They now have a good understanding of their issues which they can use as a foundation for a security and compliance programme. SolarZero were so impressed with the way Amaru works, they decided to bring them onboard as long-term security partners to assist them in their journey in achieving a security accreditation.

AMARU success story of clients and partners

Why AMARU?

skilled professionals

Skilled team of professionals at your service

We know there’s a skill shortage in cybersecurity, so entrust our highly skilled cybersecurity specialists to manage all aspects of cybersecurity, ensuring robust cybersecurity and risk management.

we care about your business

We care about your business- like its ours!

This means we go above and beyond to provide you with the highest level of protection and support, just like we would for our own company – and fret not we don’t charge a hefty amount for our consultancy services!

achieve a secure digital environment

Achieve a secure and resilient digital environment

Incorporating aspects of AI and automation, we provide strategies that strengthen your cybersecurity posture, enabling you to sell products and services securely both locally and globally with internationally-recognised security standards.

Frequently Asked Questions

See our frequently asked cyber security questions below for help and advice.

Why is security compliance important?

Security compliance is crucial for businesses to help safeguard sensitive information such as customer data, financial records, and intellectual property from unauthorised access, theft. It ensures the protection of sensitive data, maintain customer trust, and mitigate the risk of security breaches and regulatory penalties.  This will also help your business uphold their reputation and credibility in the marketplace. Many industries and jurisdictions have specific regulations and compliance requirements governing data security and privacy, such as HIPAA, PCI DSS, and others. Security and Compliance with these regulations is mandatory and failure to comply can result in severe penalties and legal consequences.

What is the difference between SOC 2 and ISO 27001?

The main difference is that SOC 2 provides guidance on how organisations should protect customer data from unauthorized access, security incidents, and other vulnerabilities, whereas ISO 27001 outlines the requirements to establish, maintain, and continually improve an information security management system (ISMS) to protect sensitive information.

How long does it take to achieve Security compliance?

The time it takes for an organisation to achieve security compliance can vary depending on several factors, but generally it can take several months to a year. Here are some key points on the timeline for achieving security compliance:

  • This initial phase involves defining the scope of the compliance program and conducting a gap assessment to identify the organisation’s current security posture and areas that need improvement. This can take a 1-3 weeks, depending on the size and complexity of the organisation.

  • Based on the gap assessment, the organisation needs to implement the necessary security controls and policies to meet the compliance requirements. This implementation phase can take upto a month, depending on the number of controls, the organisation’s existing security maturity, and the resources available.
  • Developing the required documentation, such as policies, procedures, and evidence of control implementation, is a critical step. This documentation phase can take a few weeks, again depending on the availability of stakeholders and size of the organisation. 
  • Internal audits will be conducted to ensure the implemented controls are effective and make any necessary adjustments. This audit and remediation phase can take 2-4 months.
  • The final step is the external audit by the certification or accreditation body, which verifies the organisation’s compliance with the relevant standards. This audit phase can take 1-3 months, depending on the scope and complexity of the assessment.

In total, the entire process of achieving security compliance can take anywhere from 3 to 9 months, depending on the organisation’s size, existing security maturity, and the resources dedicated to the project. With the help of our services and AI-powered compliance platform Swise.ai, the fastest our clients have achieved compliance was within 3-4 months. 

What type of security standards do you work with?

We specialise in ISO 27001, SOC 2 Compliance, NIST CSF, HIPAA, Essential Eight, NZISM. We can also work with any other custom frameworks that you are looking to achieve. Contact us to book an introductory call and we can go from there!

Who needs to be involved in the Security and Compliance journey?

Stakeholders are integral to the success of your security and compliance journey. The key stakeholders involved are the Senior Management, IT department, a Security Team if your organisation has one, the Human Resources department and the Legal team. 

What does AMARU's information security and compliance consultant do?

Our information security and compliance consultant provides expert guidance and support to businesses in navigating the complexities of security compliance standards and regulatory requirements. They will help your business navigate the complexities of security standards, regulatory requirements, and best practices to protect sensitive data, mitigate risks, and achieve compliance with confidence and ease.

Does AMARU do cybersecurity compliance audits as well?

We conduct readiness assessments or gap analysis for businesses of all sizes. However, we do not conduct the final auditing and issuing of the accreditation or certification. Though, we do have tie ups with reputed audit firms and are able to negotiate a good deal for you. With our team’s expertise, you will be audit ready in no time. We will work with you till the final step of achieving the certification and also help manage it afterwards if you are looking to outsource that.

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