ISO 27001:2013 is a framework for an Information Security Management System (ISMS) to manage your organisation’s sensitive information to make sure that it stays secure. This involves identifying and managing the risks around your people, processes, and IT systems.
ISO 27001 certification shows that you operate to this international best practice for information security management.
Generally speaking, most organisations and businesses will have some form of controls in place to manage information security. These controls are necessary as, in recent times, information has become one of the most valuable assets that a business owns.
ISO27001 requirements are about how well these controls are organised and monitored. Many organisations introduce security controls haphazardly: some are introduced to provide specific solutions for specific problems, whilst others are often introduced simply as a matter of convention.
Such a random security policy will only address certain aspects of IT or data security, and can leave valuable non-IT information assets like paperwork and proprietary knowledge less protected and vulnerable. The ISO 27001 standard was introduced to address these issues.
How to get ISO 27001:2013 Information Security certification
An ISO 27001 Information Security Management System gives you a world-class framework to operate within, and we will help you to achieve ISO 27001 requirements in an innovative way by showing you how to examine what you already do as an organisation and fitting this around the standard, rather than making you change established ways of working to fit in with a set view of the standard.
We will show you that the ISO 27001 compliance process can be quite straightforward by:
reviewing the arrangements you have and identify what else you need to achieve ISO information security certification;
formulate a plan to address any gaps between what you have and what you need;
help you to develop any policies, procedures and processes required in support of your information security management system;
show you how to identify and evaluate the aspects of your business that can impact on information security;
show you how to conduct internal audits of your organisation.
There are a whole host of benefits to putting in an ISO 27001 management system, such as:
Demonstrating credibility when tendering for contracts
Showing you are taking cyber security threats seriously
Avoiding penalties and financial losses due to data breaches
Removing the need to complete detailed security questionnaires on supply chains
Giving yourself a proven marketing edge against your competitors
Meeting increasing client demands for greater data security
Protecting and enhance your reputation
Hive Occupational Health
Working with AAA has been fantastic. They are tremendously positive and focussed on getting us certified
TR Fabrications Ltd
They fully understood the workings of our company so that we had a system which truly fitted us
Paul Gerrard O'Donohoe,
They approached the certification process form a standpoint of real-world business benefits