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ISO 27001, the international information security standard

What is ISO 27001?

ISO/IEC 27001:2013 (ISO 27001) is the international standard that describes best practice for an ISMS (information security management system). Achieving accredited certification to ISO 27001 demonstrates that your company is following information security best practice and provides an independent, expert verification that information security is managed in line with international best practice and business objectives. ISO 27001 is supported by its code of practice for information security management, ISO/IEC 27002:2013.

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What is an ISMS?

An ISMS is a systematic approach consisting of processes, technology and people that helps you protect and manage all your organisation’s information through effective risk management.

At the heart of an ISO 27001-compliant ISMS are business-driven risk assessments, which means you will be able to identify and treat security threats according to your organisation’s risk appetite and tolerance.

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Why achieve ISO 27001 certification?



Avoid the financial penalties and losses associated with data breaches.

Meet Security Laws


Comply with increasingly rigid regulatory requirements like the NIS Directive amd the technical and operational elements contained in the GDPR.

Win new business


Meet strict client demands for greater data security.

Protect your reputation


Demonstrate that you have taken the necessary steps to protect your business.

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How to implement an ISO 27001-compliant ISMS

Implementing an ISO 27001-compliant ISMS will include the following key elements:

  • Scope the project
  • Get board commitment and secure budget
  • Identify interested parties and legal, regulatory and contractual requirements
  • Conduct a risk assessment
  • Review and implement the required controls
  • Develop internal competence
  • Develop management system documentation
  • Conduct staff awareness training
  • Measure, monitor, review and audit the ISMS
  • Get certified

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How IT Governance can help you

  • Our approach has been honed over 15+ years.
  • We are known as global authorities of ISO 27001 - our management team led the world’s first ISO 27001 certification project.
  • We offer everything you need to implement an ISO 27001-compliant ISMS – from standards, books, free resources, webinars, documentation templates and gap analysis tools to consultancy, training, staff awareness courses and compliance software.
  • If you follow the advice of our consultants, you are assured of a 100% guarantee of successful certification.
  • You benefit from real-world practitioner expertise, not just academic knowledge.
  • We can help small organisations achieve ISO 27001 certification in 3 months.
  • We offer clear and transparent pricing.

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