ISO 27001 Certification
As an ISO 27001 certificated organisation, we can help you to understand the process and steps required to become certified yourself.
Not only will this certification improve your data security, but it can help to build trust amongst your customers and other third parties, due to its global recognition.
What Is the ISO 27001 Certification?
ISO/IEC 27001 is a globally recognised information security standard, that demonstrates a business’ ability to follow IT security best practices.
The standard was published in 2013, to replace the previous 2005 version, and was created so that organisations could better manage their information security processes, in order to keep their risk management strategy in check.
There are several benefits to getting your accreditation
- An enhanced reputation due to the global recognition of the certification
- Compliance with GDPR
- Competitive advantage – in fact, many third parties prefer to work with partners that are accredited
- Improved data security
- Better business functioning when it comes to identifying document processes
- Increased awareness of IT security amongst staff
As a result of working with Conosco’s Security Division, not only are we confident that our processes and procedures are fully ISO compliant, but we know that culturally, we are a business with a security mindset.Ben Ennis, COO , Medialab
We’ll help you every step of the way
If you’d like to undergo ISO 27001 training, or gain your Cyber Essentials certification, just get in touch with us.
All you need to do is fill out your details, and we’ll give you a call back to discuss how we can aid you in your training.
Alternatively, for more information, you can take a look at our compliance and certification datasheet.
Experts in Guiding You With Your ISO 27001 Accreditation
Because we are trained and certified, we are able to provide you with expert guidance and support, whilst you work towards achieving your ISO 27001 accreditation.
We understand how stressful and time consuming preparing for your certification can be, which is why we want to help.
Making the process as smooth as possible
We’ll advise you on the mandatory documents you need to obtain – such as training records and internal audits – and will ensure that mandatory information is communicated around your organisation.
If you have any questions during your training period, you are able to get in touch with your dedicated contact at Conosco. After all, we want to ensure obtaining your ISO 27001 certification is as smooth a process as possible, so you can rest assured you have implemented IT security best practices.
Why should my business consider getting ISO 27001 certified?
Many businesses view security as a necessity, but at Conosco we believe it is your greatest competitive advantage. By becoming ISO 27001 certified you are demonstrating to customers, partners and employees that you adhere to security best practice and are committed to protecting their data. Not only will this help you retain customers but it may even help you attract and win new opportunities, particularly in markets that recognise ISO 27001 as part of their procurement process.
In addition, ISO 27001 enables your business to identify gaps in its defences and remediate risk. It ensures that your technology and systems are safeguarded against security breaches which means you avoid the financial penalties of breaching GDPR, protecting your company’s reputation.
Which sectors should get ISO 27001 certified?
Any businesses that take security seriously and want to be proactive about protecting data and systems from security breaches should consider ISO 27001 certification.
Often businesses that work in highly regulated sectors or handle sensitive information choose to become accredited such as the legal, financial, healthcare, IT and government sectors. However, ISO 27001 is an internationally recognised standard within all sectors – so no matter your size or the industry you operate in your business is applicable for the standard.
Which key stakeholders need to be involved and manage ISO 27001 within my business?
This is governed by the size of the business, but ultimately the most senior person should be the main sponsor and set the direction for security in the business. We would usually work with the following stakeholders:
- Head of IT (CIO, CTO, IT Director)
- The person in charge of security (CISO, DPO)
- Senior Management team
- Heads of Department
- Internal Audit Team
It is also important that employees have input and are kept abreast of any changes and policies you implement across the business. They play an important role in adhering to the security measures you put in place. They will need to know what to do in the event of a security breach i.e. how to report an incident and who to talk to? And they will need to ensure there is no carelessness or oversight when performing daily activities.
Why should I choose Conosco to help me with ISO 27001?
We practice what we preach – at Conosco we are ISO 27001 and Cyber Essentials certified. We uphold the highest standards of security within our own business and want you to achieve the same.
Our dedicated security division is made up of expert security analysts, virtual Chief Information Security Officers (vCISO), virtual Data Protection Officers (vDPO) and a Security Operations Centre (SOC). Our team will provide you with the leadership, knowledge and guidance to improve your security posture and attain ISO 27001 accreditation.
How will Conosco help me achieve ISO 27001 accreditation?
- Perform a security Gap Analysis to the controls of the ISO 27001:2013 and identify any vulnerabilities in your operations. We will establish your risk appetite and work with you to remediate all gaps identified.
- Implement a governance framework, allocate owners of risk and set-out objective deliverables.
- Write policies, risk approach, risk methodology, risk strategy.
- Ensure the business can adhere to the policy and train staff where required.