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SECURITY POLICY - SYNBIOTIX INFORMATION SECURITY

Board of Directors and management of SYNBIOTIX SOLUTIONS LTD located at 55 Maylands Avenue, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP2 4SJ, United Kingdom, are committed to preserving the confidentiality, integrity and availability of all the physical and electronic information assets throughout their organization in order to preserve its competitive edge, cash-flow, profitability, legal, regulatory and contractual compliance and commercial image. Information and information security requirements will continue to be aligned with SYNBIOTIX SOLUTIONS LTD goals and the ISMS is intended to be an enabling mechanism for information sharing, for electronic operations and for reducing information-related risks to acceptable levels.


SYNBIOTIX SOLUTIONS LTD current strategic business plan and risk management framework provide the context for identifying, assessing, evaluating and controlling information-related risks through the establishment and maintenance of an ISMS. The Risk Assessment, Statement of Applicability and Risk Treatment Plan identify how information-related risks are controlled. Security Director is responsible for the management and maintenance of the risk treatment plan. Additional risk assessments may, where necessary, be carried out to determine appropriate controls for specific risks. 
In particular, business continuity and contingency plans, data backup procedures, avoidance of viruses and hackers, access control to systems and information security incident reporting are fundamental to this policy. Control objectives for each of these areas are contained in the Manual and are supported by specific documented policies and procedures. 
Synbiotix Solutions Ltd aims to achieve specific, defined information security objectives, which are developed in accordance with the business objectives, the context of the organisation, the results of risk assessments and the risk treatment plan.


All employees/staff of SYNBIOTIX SOLUTIONS LTD and certain external parties identified in the ISMS are expected to comply with this policy and with the ISMS that implements this policy. All employees/staff, and certain external parties, will receive appropriate training. The consequences of breaching the information security policy are set out in the Organization’s disciplinary policy and in contracts and agreements with third parties.

 
The ISMS is subject to continuous, systematic review and improvement. 


Synbiotix Solutions Ltd has established an Information Security Committee, chaired by the Security Director and other executives  to support the ISMS framework and to periodically review the security policy.
Security Director is committed to achieving certification of its ISMS to ISO27001:2013.
   

This policy will be reviewed to respond to any changes in the risk assessment or risk treatment plan and at least annually.  

In this policy, ‘information security’ is defined as:


Preserving
This means that management, all full time or part time employees/staff, sub-contractors, project consultants and any external parties have, and will be made aware of, their responsibilities (which are defined in their job descriptions or contracts) to preserve information security, to report security breaches (in line with the policy and procedures identified in Section 16 of the Manual) and to act in accordance with the requirements of the ISMS. All employees/staff will receive information security awareness training and software developers and  will receive appropriately specialised information security training.


Availability,
This means that information and associated assets should be accessible to authorised users when required and therefore physically secure. The computer network must be resilient and SYNBIOTIX SOLUTIONS LTD must be able to detect and respond rapidly to incidents (such as viruses and other malware) that threaten the continued availability of assets, systems and information.  There must be appropriate business continuity plans. 


Confidentiality
This involves ensuring that information is only accessible to those authorised to access it and therefore to preventing both deliberate and accidental unauthorised access to SYNBIOTIX SOLUTIONS LTD information and proprietary knowledge and its systems including its data centre


and integrity
This involves safeguarding the accuracy and completeness of information and processing methods, and therefore requires preventing deliberate or accidental, partial or complete, destruction or unauthorised modification, of either physical assets or electronic data. There must be appropriate contingency this will be referred to our Data Centre’ (Storm Internet) procedures and data backup plans and security incident reporting. SYNBIOTIX SOLUTIONS LTD must comply with all relevant data-related legislation in those jurisdictions within which it operates.  

 

of the physical (assets)
The physical assets of SYNBIOTIX SOLUTIONS LTD including, but not limited to, computer hardware, data cabling, telephone systems, filing systems and physical data files.  

 

and information assets
The information assets include information printed or written on paper, transmitted by post or shown in films, or spoken in conversation, as well as information stored electronically on servers, PCs, laptops, mobile phones and PDAs, as well as USB sticks, backup tapes and any other digital or magnetic media, and information transmitted electronically by any means. Synbiotix Solutions is not responsible for information stored on customer networks.  In this context, ‘data’ also includes the sets of instructions that tell the system(s) how to manipulate information (i.e. the software: operating systems, applications, utilities, etc).
of Synbiotix Solutions Ltd.

SYNBIOTIX SOLUTIONS LTD and such partners that are part of our integrated network and have signed up to our security policy and have accepted our ISMS. 

 

The ISMS is the Information Security Management System, of which this policy, the Information Security Manual (‘the Manual’) and other supporting and related documentation is a part, and which has been designed in accordance with the specification contained in ISO27001:2013.


A SECURITY BREACH is any incident or activity that causes, or may cause, a break down in the availability, confidentiality or integrity of the physical or electronic information assets of SYNBIOTIX SOLUTIONS LTD. . As for data privacy issues in the UK the company handles them according to ICO guidelines  (Information Commissioner’s Office - UK’s independent authority as per https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-data-protection/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/personal-data-breaches/). As for data privacy issues in Cyprus the company handles them according to Law 125(I)/2018 and informs the Cyrpus Office of the Commissioner for Personal Data Protection)

 

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