ISO 27001 certification

In an age of disruption and transformation, risk continues to be top of mind for many organizations, particularly as they look to use their data and information in new ways to generate insights that support strategic decision making. To stay ahead and turn these risks into opportunities to better manage and protect their valuable data and information assets, ISO 27001 certification is a powerful way for organizations to build trust in their information security management system (ISMS).

ISO/IEC 27001:2013 (also known as ISMS) is an international standard that specifies the requirements for information security management and ISO 27001 certification. The standard enables organizations to securely manage assets such as financial information, intellectual property, employee details, or information entrusted by third parties. The Risk Based approach helps organisations manage their information security by addressing people, processes and technology. The information security management framework ensures that the system preserves the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information by applying a risk management process and gives confidence to interested parties that risks are adequately managed. The ISO 27001 framework provides a model for establishing, implementing, operating, monitoring, reviewing, maintaining and improving an information security management system. The business adoption helps organisations to demonstrate good practice within information security and it is a reminder to third parties, new clients and customers that you take security seriously and become resilient to attacks.

This international standard uses a risk-based approach to minimizing threats to your information and communication technology assets and offers a framework for other IT requirements you may have in place. By following this path to preserving the confidentiality, integrity and availability of your business information, your customers, employees and other stakeholders can have peace of mind that your information security program covers security controls over people, processes and technology and is embedded in your business practices, goals and objectives. Together with partners, we’ve developed a new approach to certification that lets you extract maximum value from the process. Our digital platform and streamlined methodology provide:

- One source of truth through a single location for the collection, analysis and presentation of data.

- A plan focused on key objectives and relevant risks.

- Real-time transparency, coordination and accountability over the progress and status of corrective actions.

- Opportunities for discussions about remediation, continuous improvement and business performance, in the context of your broader business goals.

Our team has extensive expertise in both evaluating and implementing information security management systems. Our certification work is conducted according to the ISO 17021-1 and ISO 27006 standards for certification of management systems, a standardized approach used by all accredited certification bodies. Through our broad expertise in technology control frameworks and third-party assurance standards, we can help you integrate your ISO 27001 controls into existing structures to create synergies in control performance and testing. The steps are as follows:

Foundational Analysis - Gap analysis, risk assessment, documentation: Our gap analysis approach will assess your organization’s current information security state against global leading practices and your intended future state. We offer a customized risk assessment service to help you identify and understand the risks most relevant to your business. Detailed outcomes are documented in the form of a risk treatment plan and a statement of applicability that conform to ISO 27001. We can also help with drafting and reviewing new and existing documentation.

Internal Audit - Value-added internal audit services: Conducting internal audits to identify non-conformance with your ISMS framework and any non-compliance with legal, regulatory and/or contractual requirements is key to a successful information security plan. We offer a comprehensive, value-added internal audit service that helps highlight any management system issues and gives recommendations for improvement.

Readiness assessment - Information readiness assessment for formal accredited certification: The readiness assessment helps you understand how your organization would perform against the formal ISO 27001 accredited certification audits. It evaluates how your organization is performing against the standard and verifies your ISMS maturity.

Certification Audit - Journey towards ISO 27001 certification: We offer certification and maintenance assessment services aligned with the ISO 17021 management system auditing standard so that your organization can be ISO 27001 certified.

ISO 27001 Certification Process: We provide hassle free and cost-effective ISMS Certification services with defined milestones. As an independent certification body, we follow these major steps as a part of our certification process:

Application Process: Assist clients to fill in the Client Information Form and give you the best quote on the basis of information shared.

- Stage 1 Audit: Audit the client's management system documentation, collect necessary information regarding the scope of the management system and determine the preparedness for the stage 2 audit.

- Stage 2 Audit: Evaluate the implementation, including effectiveness, of the management system for the Stage 2 Audit. Gather the information and evidence about conformity to all requirements of the applicable management system standard.

Annual Surveillance: Verifying the implementation of the management system, reconfirming continued compliance to the applicable standard and other normative documents.

Recertification Audit: Verify overall continuing effectiveness of the organization's management system in entirety.

- Transfer Audits: Assist you in a smooth transfer process from your existing certification and complete the certification cycle.

Multi-sites Audit: Specialized in handling multisite audits.

- Certification: We issue certificates and you can share your success with the world.

Frequently Asked Questions

No. It is feasible to limit the scope of implementation to just one area of the organisation, which is sensible for larger businesses that operate across several cities and/or international borders. It is preferable to implement the standard across the board for small businesses with fewer locations where they conduct business.

The primary distinction between ISO 27001 and ISO 27002 is that the latter is intended to be used as a guide when choosing security controls during the implementation of an information security management system based on ISO 27001. Another significant distinction is that corporations can obtain ISO 27001 certification but not ISO 27002 certification.

The ISO 27001 framework was created to safeguard an organization's sensitive data. Therefore, ISO 27001 Certification is beneficial for every organisation that handles sensitive data, whether it is for profit or non-profit, small business, government, or private sector. ISO27001 is the global standard for information security management. The certification attests to the effectiveness of security measures and verifies the implementation of all policies. It provides a strategy that companies can apply to safeguard their data management.

We provides audit and certification services for ISO 27001.

Any organization, both IT and non-IT that handles a huge amount of information and seeks to protect sensitive data can get certified for ISO 27001. Banks, Visa Offices, Chartered Accountant firms, and other industries that are vital to protecting its sensitive data from unauthorized disclosure, falsification, misuse, disclosure, modification – can get certified to ISO 27001.

ISO-27001 does require a fair amount of documentation of the ISMS itself and evidence that the ISMS is operating effectively. The additional work effort to produce and maintain the documentation is more than offset by the time saved by reductions in security incidents and third-party audits.