ISO 27001
Information 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.

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What is ISO 27001?

The ISO 27001 standard provides the framework for an effective Information Security Management System (ISMS). It sets out the policies and procedures needed to protect your organisation and includes all the risk controls (legal, physical and technical) necessary for robust IT security management.

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. 

Through ISO 27001 certification, your company can demonstrate compliance with internationally recognised standards of information security.

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The Benefits of ISO 27001

Here are some benefits of using the ISO 27001 framework:

  1. Compliance: ISO 27001 certification 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: keeps confidential information secure by putting in place robust security policies and access management, allowing for the secure exchange of information
  3. Risk management: manages and minimises risk exposure, providing customers and stakeholders with confidence in how you manage risk
  4. Customer satisfaction: enhanced customer satisfaction that improves client retention
  5. Culture of security: get buy-in from your employees and stakeholders, building a culture of security within your business
  6. All-round-protection: protects the company, assets, shareholders and directors

How much does ISO 27001 cost?

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

The cost of ISO 27001 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.

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The Requirements of ISO 27001

The ISO 27001 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

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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.

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How have businesses benefited from ISO 27001?

Client Testimonials of QMS and the ISO Certification Process

ISO 27001 Certification Process

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 ‘Documented Information Security Management System’ for you, saving you time and money.

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 ISO 27001 Standard and verify the validity of your certification.

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

    Published 12/2018

    General downloads

    Guide to Information and Cyber Security

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

    Published 12/2018

    Information Security downloads

    Case Study: IT Services Jersey

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

    Published 12/2018

    ISO 27001 downloads

    Beginner's Guide to ISO 27001

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

    Published 12/2018

    ISO 27001 downloads

    Guide to implementing ISO 27001

    Covering the principles of ISO 27001

    Published 12/2018

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    Standard Overview: ISO 27001

    An introduction to ISO 27001 and the service offered by QMS

    Published 12/2018

    ISO 27001 downloads

    Checklist for ISO 27001:2013 implementation

    Understand the impact of ISO 27001 on your business

    Published 12/2018

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    Case Study: IP House

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

    Published 12/2018

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    Top 10 Non-conformities for ISO 27001

    Areas to focus on in order to prevent non-conformities

    Published 01/2019

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    Is GDPR covered by ISO 27001?

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

    Published 12/2018

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    What Information Security Products are Available?

    The QMS International suite of information security products

    Published 01/2019

    Information Security downloads

    QMS International Company Profile

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

    Published 02/2019

    General downloads

Latest ISO 27001 news

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

    Get educated in ISO 27001 - Higher standards for higher education

    Thu, August 29 2019

    With the potential for financial loss, legal action and privacy violations, colleges and HEIs can no longer afford to ignore cyber threats. And with the recent new requirement for colleges and HEIs to have ISO 27001 certification, now is the time to act, before it’s too late.

    ISO 27001: an education

    Mon, July 15 2019

    Colleges and other education establishments are now required to implement ISO 27001 as part of their 2019/2020 contracts

    British Airways fine: a warning to all

    Fri, July 12 2019

    If data protection hasn’t crossed your mind much since the GDPR came into effect last year, then this month’s shocking announcement by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) might give you pause.

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