ISO 27001 – Managing Information Security
ISO 27001 (ISO/IEC 27001:2013) is the internationally accepted management system standard for Information Security. The standard is well recognised across the world, ranking as one of the most popular global information security standards. An ISO 27001 certification demonstrates that an organisation can protect their data systems and information assets, keeping them safe and secure. The certification is a common requirement for contracts with public sector bodies and large organisations and demonstrates to stakeholders that information security is a company priority.
With cyber-attacks and data breaches on the rise, information security is a top priority for many organisations. An Information Security Management System based on ISO 27001 is a practical management tool to help you stay on top of information security risks to protect the confidentiality, availability and integrity of information.
ISO 27001 is system of processes including documents, technology, people and various other controls that sets the rules and procedures of an organisation’s information security.
Being ISO 27001 certified demonstrates credibility to your clients and suppliers.
Benefits of ISO 27001 certification
ISO 27001 Certification Process
Designing your ISMS (information security management system)
Our implementation approach is shaped by pragmatism and years of experience in information security – we focus on what is required to manage information security well within your organisation, with ISO 27001 certification being a by-product of the implementation process rather than the main goal.
The ISMS must work for you as an organisation, otherwise it just becomes another drain on already limited resource. Our approach focuses on realising the true business benefits of the management system, whilst minimising any unnecessary bureaucracy and overheads. Once you have achieved ISO 27001 certification, we also provide services and support to help you maintain and improve your ISMS year-on-year so it grows as you grow.
Maintaining the capability to performing your own ISO 27001 internal audits is often resource-intensive and typically places additional pressure on staff that have been allocated as internal auditors, especially if this is not their only role in the business. Engaging an external information security consultancy for your internal audits addresses this challenge, and you gain the expertise of seasoned information security experts to really drive continuous improvement and compliance within your ISMS.
Many organisations start small with ISO 27001 by only including specific areas in the scope of the management system. However, business needs, external commercial factors and ever-evolving security threats often lead to a requirement to extend the scope of the ISMS to cover other areas of the business.
Each scope extension maybe a small project in its own right. Our cyber security consultants will work with you to plan and execute your scope extension.