ISO 27001 CERTIFICATION

(Information Security Management Systems Certification)

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What is ISO 27001 Certification?

ISO 27001 is an international standard on how to manage information security. 

Why should you implement ISO 27001 Certification?

It is more important than ever to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data and valuable assets you hold internally and on behalf of others, as nothing can be left to risk any more. Without the appropriate processes, controls and procedures in place any company can become a cyber victim or target.

ISO 27001 certification helps you present the best image for your business, by demonstrating to your suppliers, clients and staff, that your company has invested in the best industry Information Management System Certification. 

 

Whilst ISO27001 is suitable for any size of organisation, it is vitally important to specific industries and sectors who must adhere to compliance regulations set by their organisation or parent company. Whether you are in the finance, health, public sector or a large commercial organisation this is a global Information Security standard that will set you apart from your competitors and win you more clients or business quickly.   

In the past this accreditation would take anything from a few months to a year or more to complete due to the co-ordination of data and documents going backwards and forwards. This is now a streamlined process via BlueShield IT as we can help your company achieve this compliance goal much quicker than before using our trusted in house software, which controls everything from start to finish.

Achieving ISO 27001 means that your customers can see you are serious about Information Security and they can therefore rely on the integrity of your information security.

It is more important than ever to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data and valuable assets you hold internally and on behalf of others, as nothing can be left to risk any more. Without the appropriate processes, controls and procedures in place any company can become a cyber victim or target.

ISO 27001 certification helps you present the best image for your business, by demonstrating to your suppliers, clients and staff, that your company has invested in the best industry Information Management System Certification. 

Work with BlueShield IT on your ISO 27001 Project

  • We will manage the ISO 27001 process from start until completion, co-ordinating all tasks and activities with your key personnel and appointing an auditor to complete the verification on completion of all tasks.

 

  • BlueShield IT will appoint a dedicated project manager to work with you and ensure the project is always on track and all communications are fluent between both parties.

 

  • As we utilise the latest technology in our IT department, we can conduct your project remotely, unless you wish a more local presence as part of our agreement.

 

  • All quotes and costs will be provided upfront and agreed as part of BlueShield IT’s trusted Customer Engagement Process, to help you budget and account for the project to any stakeholders.

 

  • BlueShield IT have many years’ experience of helping clients across various industries, to achieve their compliance goals and will ensure a smooth journey for your business too.

 

  • As we are a versatile consultancy we can quickly adapt to any changes you may need to make to your schedules, to account for holidays, sickness or other reasons, that way you don’t feel pressured to commit to unrealistic document submission deadlines.

 

  • With our dedicated IT team on hand, we can help support you with any additional requirements such as training, managed IT support, Procurement needs or just be available to answer any questions we are always here.

We will manage the ISO 27001 process from start until completion, co-ordinating all tasks and activities with your key personnel and appointing an auditor to complete the verification on completion of all tasks.

What is the process for ISO 27001 Certification assessment? 

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MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS CERTIFICATION ASSESSMENT PROCESS

BlueShield IT ISM GAP ANALYSIS 

An initial 1 day remote or on-site gap analysis should be carried out prior to kicking off the ISO27001 project, to help quickly identify any issues that could affect the preparation for certification.  

PHASE 1
The organisation's documented system is formally evaluated against the requirements of the selected management system standard(s) in order to establish readiness for the stage 2 audit. Following the assessment, a detailed written report is forwarded to the organization, which includes any findings.

PHASE 2
A site assessment is carried out to verify that the system documentation is being followed and that the requirements of the selected management system standard(s) are being met in practice. During the visit, any non-conformances raised will be explained and recorded. At the end of the assessment, the auditor will report any findings and explain the procedure for dealing with any non-conformances. A full written report will follow.

REGISTRATION
Following the site assessment, the organization will be sent an audit report, which will include the recommended decision on registration. If the organisation is granted approval and recommendation for certification, the certificate will be issued. Approval will be delayed if any non-conformances have been raised. Once these have been closed, certification will be granted.

CONTINUED CERTIFICATION
Certification is valid for three years and maintained through a programme of annual surveillance audits to ensure continuing compliance. Your first surveillance audit will be due six months after the date of registration. Your recertification audit will be conducted in the third year of certification, three months prior to the expiry of certification.