ISO 27001 Information Security Management (ISMS) certification
Probably the most effective way of managing cyber security
- Prevent data breaches and protect the integrity of information and systems
- Reassure clients you can be trusted with their data
- One of the fastest growing certifications – don’t get left behind
- ISOQAR is one of the world’s largest UKAS accredited certification bodies
- Completely transparent, simplified approach with no hidden fees
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What is ISO 27001?
Your organisation almost certainly stores and handles information and data, even if it’s just phone numbers in a notebook. Once you create a record, you have an obligation to protect its security. Failure to do so leaves you vulnerable to breaches and even prosecution.
ISO/IEC 27001:2013 (normally just known as ISO 27001) is the international standard for Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) and helps you manage this challenge.
It’s not just about cyber security. It allows you to take control of the security of information in whatever form it’s held and however it’s transmitted – on paper, electronically, by post or email, shown on films or even spoken in conversation. Whatever form it takes, or means by which it is stored and shared, the standard helps to make sure it’s always appropriately protected to assist with the preservation of:
Confidentiality – ensuring that access to information is appropriately authorised
Integrity – safeguarding the accuracy and completeness of information and processing methods
Availability – ensuring authorised users have access to information when required
Why choose ISO 27001?
Protects your organisation – Improves defences to reduce the risk of information security breaches including identity theft.
Limits damage – Minimises the chance of accidental leaks.
Embeds best practice – Demonstrates credibility and trust by reassuring customers, employees and all stakeholders that information and systems are secure.
Reduce errors – Minimises the chance of accidental leaks.
Relevance and accuracy – Introduces discipline in managing quality of stored information to ensure it is relevant and accurate.
Authorisation – Access and ability to modify information security breach meaning you are less susceptible to lost business and fines.
Compliance – Enhances compliance by helping ensure relevant laws (including GDPR), regulations and contractual requirements are met.
Win new business – ISO 27001 certification gives a competitive edge to help you win more business.
A Deeper Look
The Alcumus ISOQAR Guide to Implementing ISO 27001
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Not all certificates are equal. You need to make sure your certificate is issued by a body that has been accredited by the government-recognised United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS).
A UKAS accredited certification body like ISOQAR undergoes regular rigorous inspections by UKAS to check we are operating to the highest standards.
This means that when you hold a certificate from a UKAS accredited body, you can be sure it’s more meaningful. Certificates that are issued by bodies which are not UKAS accredited are often not accepted.
UKAS accredited certificates are accepted across the world as evidence that you meet global standards of best practice.
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Manage your cyber security with ISOQAR
Cyber security is the coming together of people, processes and technology to protect the integrity, confidentiality and availability of hardware, networks, software and data from attack, damage or unauthorised access.
Cybercrime accounts for more than 50% of all crimes in the UK. Every day, businesses are brought to a halt by an ever-evolving range of cyber security attacks.
So why take the risk with your organisation? Start your cyber security journey today with the help of our industry experts.
Download our non-technical paper ‘Managing Corporate Risk in Cyberspace‘ which will help you to learn about cyber attacks, the legal consequences and how management systems can help protect your business.
What our clients say about Alcumus ISOQAR
“ISOQAR’s ability to prioritise their customers’ needs is very refreshing.”
Nichol Maher - Environmental Health & Safety Manager - Chubb Systems
“Gaining ISO 27001 certification has strengthened business resilience for our clients not just from a technical standpoint, but from a financial perspective too.”
Phil Robinson - Managing Director - Prism Infosec
“ISOQAR audits are very thorough and the reports issued are clear and easy to follow.”
Edward Gee - Technical and Compliance Director - Platinum
"Having worked with a large number of their trainers, the high standards of training are institutionalised rather than being down to the individual auditors, and hence Alcumus have been listed as our ISO training organisation of choice."
Cam Pulham - Oil Spill Response
Have a question?
ISO 27001 FAQs
Absolutely not. ISO 27001 is about the Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability of data. Many people forget the second two. You could be a taxi company taking people to medical appointments or court, where confidentiality matters. You could be a shop fitting company needing to make sure the plans are correct, where integrity matters. You could also be a chemical provider that needs to ensure MSDS and COSHH sheets are available to the public. ISO 27001 is relevant in all cases.
Absolutely. The ISO 9001 management systems are based on Annex SL and designed to be integrated. You can save time and money with integrated management systems.
No. In fact sometimes too much technical knowledge can blind you. You need to combine many skills and while understanding of technical elements is essential, you don’t need to be a technical expert.
Ask for a quote from the sales team at Alcumus ISOQAR. In the long term it should save you money. If it doesn’t – chances are you’ve done it wrong!