ISO 27001:2013 is the international standard that provides a framework for Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) to provide continued confidentiality, integrity and availability of information as well as legal compliance.


ISO 27001 certification is essential for protecting your most vital assets like employee and client information, brand image and other private information. The ISO standard includes a process-based approach to initiating, implementing, operating and maintaining your ISMS.

ISO 27001 implementation is an ideal response to customer and legal requirements such as the GDPR and potential security threats including: cyber crime, personal data breaches, vandalism / terrorism, fire / damage, misuse, theft and viral attacks.

So far in 2019, around 32 percent of businesses identified cyber security breaches or attacks in the last 12 months. The ISO 27001 standard is also structured to be compatible with other management systems standards, such as ISO 9001 and it is technology and vendor neutral, which means it is completely independent of any IT platform. As such, all members of the company should be educated on what the standard means and how it applies throughout the organization. 

Achieving accredited ISO 27001 certification shows that your company is dedicated to following the best practices of information security. Additionally, ISO 27001 certification provides you with an expert evaluation of whether your organization's information is adequately protected. Read on to explore even more benefits of ISO 27001 certification.

Is ISO 27001 certification right for me?

ISO 27001 certification is right for you and your organization if you need the evidence or assurance that your most important asset is protected from misuse, corruption or loss. If you're looking for a way to secure confidential information, comply with industry regulations, exchange information safely or manage and minimize risk exposure, ISO 27001 certification is a great solution.

We have certified organizations to ISO 27001 in a diverse range of sectors, including Royal Mail Group, Smart Water Technology, Barcode Warehouse and the Northern Ireland Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment. ISO 27001 is suitable for many industries, including government agencies, financial and IT companies, telecoms and any other organization that works with sensitive data.

What is an ISMS?

An Information Security Management System (ISMS) is a systematic approach to managing sensitive company information so that it remains secure. It includes people, processes and IT systems by applying a risk management process to help organizations of any size, within any industry, keep business information assets secure.

With the increasing severity of data breaches in today's digitized world, ISMS is crucial in building up your organization's cyber security. Some benefits of ISMS include:

-- Increased attack resilience: ISMS improves your ability to prepare for, respond to and recover from any cyber attack.

-- Manage all of your data in one place: As the central framework for your organization's information, ISMS allows you to manage everything in one place.

-- Easily secure any form of information: Whether you want to protect paper-based, cloud-based or digital info, ISMS can handle every kind of data.

-- Reduce the costs of information security: With the risk assessment and prevention approach provided by ISMS, your organization can reduce the costs of adding layers of defensive technology after a cyber attack that aren't guaranteed to work.

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