How to Achieve ISO 27001 Certification: The Ultimate Guide (2022 update)

February 7, 2022

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Are you looking for a comprehensive guide on how to achieve ISO 27001 certification? Look no further! We will discuss everything you need to know in order to make your business more secure. ISO 27001 is the international standard for information security management systems (ISMSs). If your business is looking to improve its data security, then ISO 27001 certification is the way to go.

Step 1 Choose a well experienced consultant

The key to a successful ISO 27001 certification is working with a qualified and experienced consultant. This is beneficial for businesses with little financial and human resources. Our ISO 27001 experts will be able to offer you with the guidance and knowledge you need to improve your information security efforts and meet ISO 27001 : 2013 standard.

Our team of ISO 27001 experts can help your company from zero to certificate, whether it’s establishing or expanding the ISMS scope, performing risk assessments, or performing on-site internal ISMS audits on your behalf.

Step 2 Prepare for Certification

To implement ISO 27001, the first step is to prepare and familiarize all staff with the ISO 27001 standard, as well as establish your company’s present information security vulnerabilities.

It’s critical to gain management and staff buy-in as well as commitment from all stakeholders in order to enhance information security in all areas of a company.

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Step 3 Define scope and establish objectives

The next step is to define the scope for your ISMS, which will determine how far it may reach throughout your company. Many businesses begin by restricting their ISO 27001 scope to particular parts of the business.

However, as the ISO 27001 scope must be updated to include new business operations over time, it may be necessary to broaden it in the future. Defining the scope of your ISMS is an important step in ensuring that all necessary areas of your company are covered and no information is left exposed, as well as limiting the project’s scope to avoid making the ISMS difficult to manage.

Step 4 Conduct risk assessments

The core part of ISO 27001 is to identify any information risks within your company and address them with the appropriate Annex A control specified in the ISO 27001 standard.

The risk assessment should be conducted by an experienced ISO 27001 consultant to identify any risks and decide how they will be managed. The results of the risk assessment are then used to develop a Statement of Applicability (SoA), which details what controls must be implemented in order for your business to meet ISO 27001 requirements.

Step 5 Develop a Statement of Applicability

After the risk assessment, ISO 27001 consultant will Identify controls from the Annex A control catalogue that will reduce your information security risk. And he will explain how to implement these controls within your business by defining the objective for each one and specify the extent to which each control is required for your company by creating a Statement of Applicability (SoA). This document will be used as evidence that you have met ISO 27001 requirements and will be submitted to a certification body.

Step 6 Implement the controls

You’ve opted for the most appropriate controls – now it’s time to put them in place! Because this usually require the creation of new procedures, technology, and work culture – where some colleague may resist the change.

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Step 7 Staff training and awareness programmes

To ensure the success of ISO 27001 implementation, it is critical to obtain staff and management support for continuing to support the ISMS’s implementation.

You should explain why new procedures and changes are necessary to all personnel, and teach them how to adapt and make adjustments in order to ensure that information security is a company priority.

Without the commitment of your employees and management, it may be difficult to gain a ISO 27001 certificate.

Step 8 Monitoring, Measurement, Analysis and Evaluation

Internal ISO 27001 audit is required to conducted regularly to ensure the effectiveness of Information Security Management System implementation & maintenance and compliance of ISO 27001 standard. The management review meeting is required to hold and ensure its continuing suitability, adequacy and effectiveness at regular interval.

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ISO 27001 certification might appear to be a difficult goal to accomplish, but it can be far easier with the assistance of a professional. We have years of expertise assisting firms just like yours in obtaining ISO 27001 certification and remaining compliant. Contact us now to learn more about our services and how we may assist you in achieving ISO 27001 certification swiftly.

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