What is ISO 27001 certification?
ISO 27001 is a globally recognised standard designed to help organisations manage their Information Security. It can be applied to companies of all sizes in the private sector, as well as universities, charities, not-for-profit and public sector organisations.
Achieving UKAS-accredited certification to ISO 27001 provides independent assurance to your existing and potential customers and other interested parties that you have the appropriate confidentiality, integrity and availability controls in place for your organisation’s current Information Security management processes. It can also give you a vital edge over your competitors.
Teamwork consultants will measure these against the requirements of ISO 27001 and work with you to develop a plan for, and then implement the necessary controls to achieve compliance and UKAS-accredited certification.
How it can make a difference to your organisation
This international best-practice certification will demonstrate your compliance with recognised standards and legal obligations when it comes to information security.
Win more business
ISO 27001 Certification can be a key differentiator or a condition to supply, opening the doors to more opportunities and increased sales.
By regularly assessing risk, you will be able to manage and minimise risk exposure and demonstrate to customers and stakeholders your commitment to data security.
For protecting an organisation’s data, assets, employees and stakeholders, the plans and practices put in place will create a positive security culture and increase security controls.
By showing your commitment to improving information security practices, you will help to improve customer and stakeholder confidence in your organisation.
Adopting an internationally recognised standard will improve your organisation’s reputation and allow you to attain stakeholder requirements on a worldwide scale.
Our ISO 27001 certification lifecycle
We compare your current processes against information security best practice
We project manage your implementation, developing key documentation and providing consultancy support
We liaise with the external ISO assessors to organise the assessment and support you through the certification process.
Following certification, we help you to maintain and improve your system to ensure continued compliance
Why choose Teamwork IMS?
Since 2007, Teamwork has been solving compliance challenges for a huge range of organisations, from SMEs to large international corporates. Our team of professionals includes CISSP, PCI Security Standards Council QSA, MBCI, GDPR, IEMA, ESOS, NEBOSH and CMIOSH qualified consultants.
Our knowledge and experience across a broad base of management and technical Standards make us uniquely equipped to help organisations to develop an information security management system and integrate with existing management systems to achieve significant savings and efficiencies.
Part of your business
Our success has been firmly based on two key principles: the ability of Teamwork consultants to look beyond the standard in question and identify, define and align with the real business drivers of our customers, and our innate ability to become one with our customer’s own management teams.
We have developed and led UKAS-accredited ISO and other standards-based service improvement programmes for private and public-sector organisations across an international client base.
Have you considered multiple standards?
- Save time and money by implementing standards in parallel
- Create an effective integrated management system and avoid duplication
- Become globally recognised for best practices with multiple standards
- Add value to your business and strengthen your sales proposition
- Gain a long-term compliance partner with our passionate consultants
- Protect your business from threats by complying with all relevant standards
Frequently asked questions
The time it takes to implement an ISO 27001-compliant ISMS can vary depending on the size and complexity of your organisation, but it typically takes between 4 – 6 months.
ISO 27001 provides a framework for establishing, implementing, maintaining, and continually improving information security management. For organisations with existing high standards of information security the effort required to achieve ISO 27001 may be relatively low and the benefits of having a systematic, benchmarked approach to managing sensitive company information will enhance protection from Cyber threats, meet regulatory compliance requirements, and possibly most significantly of all helps build customer trust by demonstrating a commitment to data security. Our Gap Analysis service will help you work out how close you are to achieving ISO certification.
We have a 100% success rate guiding our clients through ISO 27001 certification, however, it’s important to note that the certification we support you through is carried by an entirely separate, accredited certification body and by its nature is not something we can ever guarantee. We believe that this gives you a level of compliance that is second to none.
The key requirements for ISO 27001 certification include establishing and maintaining an information security management system (ISMS), conducting regular risk assessments, implementing appropriate security controls, monitoring and measuring the effectiveness of the ISMS including undergoing regular internal and external audits.
We can help you at every step of the way, firstly by conducting a gap analysis of your current information security management practices, then by developing a customised implementation plan, providing training and support to your staff, and finally by helping you navigate the certification process.
For a consultancy team who routinely manage compliance programs for other organisations, progressing through our own certification process is always a valuable reminder of how the experience feels and we think that this contributes towards our efficient but sympathetic approach to consulting for others.