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.
Why do organisations get certified?
By achieving ISO 27001, 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, companies can demonstrate compliance with internationally recognised standards of information security.
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The standard uses a structure of ten clauses called Annex SL which when grouped cover the following four areas:
The initial certificate will last for one year and after a successful recertification audit, you will be issued a 3-year certificate. In order to maintain your certificate during this period, you are required to successfully undergo one mandatory audit a year.
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Getting certified 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.
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.
Now it's 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.
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.
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.
At QMS we are constantly updating our approach and process to meet the latest changes in how ISO 27001 works.
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