ISO/IEC 27001: 2013 (2022)
What is it?
ISO/IEC 27001:2013 (2022) is the international standard for information security management. Based upon the principles of confidentiality, integrity and availability of an organisation’s information, assets, and systems, the standard outlines the requirements for an Information Security Management System (ISMS) through a set of controls.
Having an Information Security Management System (ISMS) provides a platform to manage assets including premises, people, information, hardware and software through implementation of policies, procedures, risk evaluation and treatment. Implementation of suitable and proportionate security controls will help your business manage ISMS risks, and comply with legal, statutory, regulatory and contractual requirements in relation to information security requirements. The output of the system is a set ISMS controls improving the strength of security, confidentiality, and availability of information technology assets.
Why would I need it?
UKAS Certification provides an internationally recognised award that demonstrates an organisations adoption of recognised best practice to protect business and client information, assets and data. It can be helpful when bidding for contracts and may also be a pre-requisite to be considered for tendering. Some clients may expect you to have certification as a condition of contract.
Having an ISMS in place provides your staff and clients with a commitment to best practice information security management which is becoming increasingly important for business operations.
The change to working patterns and a move to more regular ‘home working’ for many businesses in uncertain times increases the need significantly for providing additional information and asset security where remote working occurs.
Benefits can include
- Information security risk reduction
- Improved security of information and assets
- Reduction in data loss, theft and or damage
- Increased confidence that your customers and interested parties sensitive data/information is protected
- Regulatory compliance with GDPR 2016 and the UK Data Protection Act 2018
- Minimises likelihood of prosecution/fines
- Competitive advantage and increased business opportunities
- Business continuity
What is involved?
Our aim is to simplify the implementation and certification process.
We review your current I.T. Infrastructure and controls and identify any gaps and improvements.
An implementation plan to achieve ISO 27001:2013 (2022) Certification is developed to suit your timescales.
We facilitate greater understanding of ISMS through providing guidance, support and awareness by involving your staff.
Internal audits are conducted to check your progress on what’s been implemented, and we work together to achieve the project plan.
Once we agree your ISMS is ready for external audit, we prepare you for this. Our consultants are experienced in UKAS auditing of ISO 27001.
We can have as much, or as little, involvement with you as required.
ARGoMAS work on the understanding that you know your ISMS better than we do, however, if we can help you to improve by our understanding of ISMS there are even greater benefits to be achieved.
Download the ISO 27001 Certification Process Flowchart.
ISO 27001:2013 (2022) is an international standard for Information Security Management. Its purpose is to preserve confidentiality, integrity and availability of the information that is processed. The risk of hacking is inherent in the modern world and implementation of an ISMS is an essential building block to achieve cybersecurity.
Benefits of ISO 27001:2013 (2022) include protecting your exposure to cybersecurity threats, attacks and allows for a wide set of best practice controls to ensure the level of security applicable to your business is maintained.