ISO 27001 Certification
Information Security Management

What is ISO 27001?

ISO 27001 is the internationally recognised standard for Information Security which is published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The standard provides the framework for an effective Information Security Management System (ISMS). It sets out the policies and procedures needed to protect organisations and includes all the risk controls (legal, physical and technical) necessary for robust IT security management.

ISO 27001 is designed to cover much more than just IT. An important part of the Standard concerns data security across all areas of a business; whether it is online or offline. The Standard is suitable for businesses of all sizes, from startups to larger organisations.

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WHAT IS ISO 27001?

The ISO 27001 is the international standard for Information Security Management Systems (ISMS). It is part of the ISO 27000 family of information security management standards.

ISO 27001:2013 is the most recent version of the 27001 standard. You can learn more about the ISO 27001 requirements here.

What is ISO 27001?

THE BENEFITS OF ISO 27001

Here are the top benefits of using the ISO 27001 framework:

  1. Compliance: An Information Security Management system demonstrates your compliance with internationally recognised standards of information security, helping you to fulfil your legal obligations and comply with regulations (e.g. SOX).

  2. Confidentiality: It keeps confidential information secure by putting in place robust security policies and access management, allowing for the secure exchange of information

  3. Risk management: The Standard manages and minimises risk exposure, providing customers and stakeholders with confidence in how you manage risk.

  4. Customer satisfaction: It enhances customer satisfaction which improves client retention.

  5. Culture of security: Businesses get buy-in from your employees and stakeholders, building a culture of security

  6. All-round-protection: It protects the company, assets, shareholders and directors.

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THE REQUIREMENTS OF ISO 27001

The standard uses a structure of ten clauses called Annex SL which when grouped cover the following four areas:

  1. Management Responsibility – the areas within the ISMS that your management team need to focus on, be involved with and be accountable for

  2. Resource Management – how resources such as people, infrastructure and facilities must be assigned to ensure the best possible performance

  3. Information Security – details on how your business will operate in order to ensure that your systems and assets remain protected from unauthorised access or loss

  4. Measurement, Analysis and Improvement – how you can determine if your Information Security Management System is working as expected, facilitating the continual improvement of your system

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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How can QMS help your Business?

The QMS process gets your business certified for success:

Expert

Our nationwide team of consultants and auditors has provided certifications to clients ranging from SMEs to blue chip organisations across a broad spectrum of verticals and industries.

Affordable

Our processes add value at every stage, without taking up unwarranted management time. We commit to providing you with the best possible value for money – including a price promise from the outset, along with the ability to stagger payments at no extra cost.

Simple

We remove the red tape and paperwork for you, making the process as smooth and uncomplicated as possible, and ensuring you get the framework that works for you.

How have businesses benefited from ISO 27001?

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    [The Consultant] was very professional and obviously very knowledgeable about the standard. He was able to explain the requirements clearly and was very helpful.
    Kate Donohue, Managing Director, M62/Vincis

    [The Consultant] was so patient and informative as he took us through the experience of ISO 27001. It was a pleasure to work with such a professional person who took the time to explain in detail what was required and especially when it needed a little further breaking down.We rate this visit and [his] expert advice and support as excellent and the offer of after support from [the Consultant] was well received.Thank you for the consultancy and we look forward to working with QMS into the future.
    John Hood, Managing Director, IMT Medical Transport Limited

3 Steps to Certification

With the help of QMS, the certification process can take as little as 45 days to complete

    Gap Analysis

    A QMS Consultant will visit your Organisation to review and document your current processes and procedures, highlighting any areas that do not meet the requirements of the Standard.

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    Implementation

    Now its time to make sure any required process or procedural changes are made, as highlighted in the Review. QMS can provide templates to assist you in doing this.

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    Certification

    An Auditor must now visit your Organisation to check that the documented processed are being followed and that the necessary changes have been made. Once they are satisfied, you will be rewarded with your certification.

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Once you have achieved certification the certification cycle will commence. This is made up of surveillance and re-certification audits, one of which must take place each year, around the anniversary of your certification. These visits confirm your continued compliance with the Standard and verify the validity of your certification.

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YOUR ALL-IN-ONE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM SOLUTION

QMS Connect delivers all the tools you need to achieve and maintain ISO compliance.

With simple navigation, real-time reporting and the ability to modify and update content on the go, QMS Connect keeps you in control. Accessible online via your computer, tablet or smartphone 24 hours a day, QMS Connect helps you manage your ISO Management System in real-time.

QMS Connect helps engage your teams, so that you can capture data that will drive business decisions – increasing repeat business, reducing customer complaints and ultimately saving you both time and money.

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ISO 27001 RESOURCES

    Guide to ISO certification

    Why you should choose QMS to assist your business with ISO certification

    Guide to Information and Cyber Security

    A visual guide to the areas covered by each of the information security products

    A visual guide to the areas covered by each of the information security products

    Case Study: IT Services Jersey

    A real life case study of a company that obtained both ISO 27001 & ISO 20000-1 certification

    A real life case study of a company that obtained both ISO 27001 & ISO 20000-1 certification

    Beginner's Guide to ISO 27001

    Information Security Management System requirements explained for every day users

    Learn the basics of ISO 27001 and what is required of your organisation

    Guide to implementing ISO 27001

    Understand the principles of ISO 27001 and how they impact your business

    Covering the principles of ISO 27001

    Standard Overview: ISO 27001

    Overview of the ISO 27001 Information Security Management System Standard

    An introduction to ISO 27001 and the service offered by QMS

    Checklist for ISO 27001:2013 implementation

    Understand what ISO 27001:2013 requires from your business

    Understand the impact of ISO 27001 on your business

    Case Study: IP House

    A real life case study of a company that has obtained ISO 27001 certification

    A real life case study of a company that has obtained ISO 27001 certification

    Top 10 Non-conformities for ISO 27001

    Areas to focus on in order to prevent non-conformities

    Areas to focus on in order to prevent non-conformities

    Is GDPR covered by ISO 27001?

    Understand the areas of the GDPR which are covered by ISO 27001 Certification

    Understand the areas of the GDPR which are covered by ISO 27001 Certification

    What Information Security Products are Available?

    The QMS International suite of information security products

    The QMS International suite of information security products

    QMS International Company Profile

    Find out about QMS, our achievements and some of our clients

LATEST ISO 27001 NEWS

At QMS we are constantly updating our approach and process to meet the latest changes in how ISO 27001 works.
  

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