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 accreditation, 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 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.

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 we help your business?

Our 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 QMS representative was very clear and concise in any instructions and guidance given on the day of assessment. His post assessment assistance was the same. No question was too big for him to offer his help and communication was of a high standard.I would certainly recommend QMS/[the Consultant] if a company is thinking of obtaining ISO 27001 standard.

    Kim Reynolds, Office Manager, VLDB Solutions Ltd

    As always, the QMS Auditor was very helpful and insightful when it came to ISO 27001. [The Auditor] was able to answer any questions we had and anything we were unsure of, he was able to point us in the right direction.

    Sean Hilliar, Data Centre Manager, I P House Limited

3 Steps to Certification

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

Getting to grips with the gaps

We’ll spend some time with you carrying out a gap analysis to see how your current processes and procedures match up to the requirements of the ISO Standard. And we’ll collect details of the areas that already do so we can create your bespoke management system for you in our smart online hub, Atlas.

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Getting up to Standard

Now it’s time to make any changes. With handy reminders to help you keep on track of tasks and editable templates at your fingertips, you can make sure all the records you need are in place to achieve certification.

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Getting ISO certification

An ISO auditor will check you’ve addressed any gaps correctly and that you’re following the documented processes. Once everything is in place, you’ll be recommended for certification. Your new certificate and certification marks will be ready to download from Atlas.

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Your all-in-one management system solution

Formerly known as QMS Connect, Atlas ISO 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, Atlas keeps you in control. Accessible online via your computer, tablet or smartphone 24 hours a day, Atlas ISO helps you manage your ISO Management System in real-time.

Atlas 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.

ISO 27001 Resources

    Guide to ISO certification

    Why you should choose us 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 us

    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

    Top 10 Non-conformities for ISO 27001

    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

     

    What Information Security Products are available?

    The Citation ISO Certification suite of information security products

    Company Profile

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

Latest ISO 27001 news

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

    ISO 27001 v 27002: What’s the difference?

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    How Information Security Risk Management protects against cyber threats

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