Information Security Management
ISO 27001 is the internationally recognised standard for Information Security Management Systems. It exists to ensure the safeguarding of information and other sensitive data. By becoming ISO 27001 certified, organisations are typically much better protected from cyber-attacks which can result in data breaches.
Benefits of obtaining ISO 27001 include:
- Protect your organisation from security threats
- Avoid costly fines
- Ensure compliance with legal and contractual requirements
- Improve reputation
- Ability to win new business
- Improve the organisation’s overall structure and focus
- In the event of a cyber-attack, reduce downtime.
How Do I Become ISO 27001 Certified?
So, you’ve decided you are going to take the leap and become ISO 27001 certified as a business. But how do you do it? What are the steps? That’s exactly what we will be covering in this blog. It’s a lot easier than it sounds!
Step 1: Choose Your ISO 27001 Consultant
Your best bet to ensuring a bespoke information security management system is built around the needs of your business is to hire an ISO 27001 consultant. This can seem challenging with so many out there, but you’re going to want to choose a reliable consultant who has sufficient experience implementing the standard.
Interested in some top tips on how to choose your consultant? Read our blog to learn about how to choose an ISO consultant.
Step 2: Gap Analysis
You’ve now chosen your ISO 27001 consultant, but what happens next? Your consultant will conduct a gap analysis which simply put is a report which will highlight any changes needed to meet the requirements of the standard. The gap analysis will gauge the level of conformance you already have.
Candy Management Consultants also offer this service separately, so if you would like to see where you are and where you need to be to achieve certification, you can use this service to determine whether you would actually like to take the plunge!
Step 3: Building Your Management System
Based on your gap analysis, your ISO 27001 consultant will work closely with top management at your company to ensure any issues are addressed, that the new procedures needed are implemented, and that you are meeting the requirements of the ISO 27001 standard.
Step 4: Implementing the System
Your ISO 27001 consultant will ensure your employees are trained on the new management system, and how to maintain it. It’s crucial that all staff members have an understanding of the information security management system and their role in maintaining it, so that when your auditor visits, they can be confident in answering any questions. The word ‘audit’ can sound pretty scary, but your consultant will make sure you are ready for your third-party certification and confirm with you that you are ready before you are put forward.
Support with ISO 27001
Are you in need of support when it comes to information security management?
Our knowledgeable team of ISO consultants here at Candy Management Consultants guarantee that your company receives dedicated support, as well as a tailored approach to building your management system. With over 55 years of experience, our consultants are ready to bring a wealth of expertise to your organisation and ensure a management system is built with your business’s needs in mind, no matter what industry.
Candy Management Consultants places a strong priority on customer satisfaction; therefore, we make sure that all of our services are delivered on time and at the agreed upfront cost. We only charge you for the days used, for example, if you are quoted 5 days and it takes 3 days, you are only charged for 3 days.
To assist companies of all sizes with varying needs in their pursuit of ISO 27001 certification, we provide both a fixed-day fee and flexible payment plans.
Get in touch to receive a free, no-obligation quote.