In the modern world a robust information security management system (ISMS) is essential to maintain the integrity of your data, limit breaches and avoid legal complications. With prospective clients looking for partners with whom they can confidently share their personal and business data, an ISO 27001 Information Security Certification helps your organisation demonstrate that information security is integrated into your operational practices and well managed.
ISO 27001 Information Security Management (ISM) takes a deep look into how your company manages data, how data is accessed through onsite and offsite interactions, who benefits from this access, what systems are in place to ensure it's maintained and safe from unwanted attention. The need to protect your digital and physical data, reduce risk, secure information systems and maintain continuity of service are cornerstones of the ISO 27001 Certification, which will place stakeholder's minds at ease that their data is in good hands.
ISO 27001 is one of the fastest growing management systems and is being adopted by businesses worldwide. Obtaining UKAS accredited certification will help your business to win and retain a client's confidence. Many industries gain significantly from the Information Security Standard including charities, healthcare, print, professional services, transport, marketing, technology. This is an ever growing list as it's not a standard that is specific to one industry.
As an established London, Kent, Essex and Sussex based ISO Consultancy, 2SB have highly skilled ISO 27001 Consultants that assist you with a successful certification. This allows us to tackle even the most challenging ISO 27001 Certifications and ensure we retain our 100% success rate. We also provide a remote implementation service that can be delivered to clients anywhere in the world. Speak to us today about a competitive rate to simplify your certification.
Consultation – initial fact finding conversation on the phone or in person to understand more about your business and how ISO 27001 would fit
Proposal – when we understand what your needs are, we will produce a proposal that outlines the support required to get you certification
Implementation – once the proposal is approved, implementation of your ISO 27001 ISMS can begin. We will work with you over a series of onsite and offsite days to prepare your management system for the audit
External audit – you will be visited twice by an external certification body who will test your system and award you the ISO certificate
Ongoing support – we want to build lasting relationships and help you constantly improve your business. We have extensive experience working in SMEs across industry sectors and take a pragmatic approach to providing sound business advice
A video guide to the certification process
To progress with certification, firstly you will need to have implemented or be in the process of implementing the specific management system you are hoping to achieve certification against.
You don’t need to have fully implemented the system before contacting the certification bodies, however having made a start or knowing how far you have to go can help set a date to aim for.
Once you have in mind a date that you feel is realistic to work towards, the next step is to contact one or more certification bodies to ask for quotes. You will be required to provide information about your business (i.e. nature of your work, number of employees and the roles they do, number of sites) so the certification body can make a good approximation about how many days it will take an assessor to audit your business.
We recommend contacting at least two certification bodies since the price and number of days they expect the audit to take can vary. 2SB recommend that you always approach UKAS accredited certification bodies, as these certificates carry much more weight and you can be assured that your business is being correctly assessed.
Based upon the quotes received, you will need to decide the most appropriate body to certify with and set a date for your Stage 1 and Stage 2 audits.