ISO 27001Information Security Management

Protect corporate information and data, manage threats and gain customer confidence.

The way in which you look after and use corporate information can mean the difference between success and failure for your business. Get it right and you’ll grow your customer-base. Get it wrong and the risks and penalties can stop you in your tracks.

ISO 27001 certification demonstrates that your business has systems in place to protect corporate information and data, whether this is online or offline. By gaining ISO 27001, customer and stakeholder confidence is increased and your company’s reputation is improved, allowing you to stand out amongst competitors.

Why should I apply for ISO 27001 certification?

By becoming ISO 27001 certified companies are showing a commitment to ensuring that adequate security controls are in place to protect information and data from being accessed, corrupted, lost or stolen.

Here are some benefits of using the ISO 27001 framework:

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    Keeps confidential information secure

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    Provides customers and stakeholders with confidence in how you manage risk

  • 3

    Allows for secure exchange of information

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    Allows you to ensure you are meeting your legal obligations

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    Helps you to comply with other regulations (e.g. SOX)

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    Provide you with a competitive advantage

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    Enhanced customer satisfaction that improves client retention

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    Consistency in the delivery of your service or product

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    Manages and minimises risk exposure

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    Builds a culture of security

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    Protects the company, assets, shareholders and directors

ISO 27001 certification demonstrates your compliance with internationally recognised standards of information security.

Find out more about the ISO 27001 Audit and ISO 27001 Costs.


How businesses have benefitted from ISO 27001

How to get ISO 27001

Getting certified to ISO 27001 is quick and straightforward. Our expert consultants will work with you and your business to make the process as simple and easy as possible – highlighting and assisting you in making the necessary improvements to your current business processes.

Our 3 stage certification process ensures that you are assisted along every step in the process, and we even create your ‘information security management system manual’ for you, saving you time and money.

Once you have achieved certification you must pass an annual audit to make sure your business stays on track. This fourth and final, stage in the process happens one year after your certification.

To get more details on what it takes to get ISO 27001, please see our implementation guide.

Ask our team about our ISO 27001 checklist to find out more about what information you will need and what is needed to meet ISO 27001 requirements.

Download these helpful documents:

ISO 27001 Beginners Guide

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

ISO 27001 Implementation Guide

Covering the principles of ISO 27001

ISO 27001 Brief Overview Leaflet

An introduction to ISO 27001 and the service offered by QMS

ISO 27001 Checklist

Understand the impact of ISO 27001 on your business


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

CASE STUDY: IT Services Jersey

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

What Information Security Products are Available?

The QMS International suite of information security products

Guide to Information and Cyber Security

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

Top 10 Non-conformities for ISO 27001

Areas to focus on in order to prevent non-conformities

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How much does an ISO 27001 cost?

QMS provides a route to ISO 27001 certification that doesn’t break the bank.

The cost of certification can vary, depending on several factors, including your sector, number of offices, annual turnover, total staff, and whether you require ASCB or UKAS accreditation.

Because we focus on making ISO Certification simple and straightforward, we spend less time embedding complex document trails and more time building a system that works with your business.

To find out how little ISO 27001 certification could cost you, use our Fee Calculator, and we’ll email you your quote immediately.

How long will it take to get ISO 27001?

From your first consultants visit through to certification can be as quick as 45 days, although this does of course depend on the size and complexity of your business.

Where we draft your quality manual on your behalf, it generally saves time in the process and ensures you achieve certification faster.

Latest ISO 27001 news

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