ISO 27001.

What is ISO 27001 Information Security Management?

ISO 27001 is an information risk management standard and part of the ISO/IEC 27000 family of standards. It is designed to provide guidance in the selection of adequate and proportionate controls to protect information.

The controls include identifying information security risks, proactively managing compliance with laws and regulations and providing a framework for implementing and managing controls. They also set out the objectives of information security management and define the information security policies, processes, and standards to be adopted by a business.

Organisations that meet the requirements may be certified by an accredited Certification Body (CB) following the successful completion of an audit.

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What are the benefits of ISO 27001 certification?

ISO 27001 is becoming more relevant in the current climate as organisations seek ways to manage their information risks. Implementation is intended to provide businesses with the appropriate level of information security protection. Certification gives third parties and customers confidence that their information will be protected.

As an international standard, it is accepted worldwide (subject to certification by an accredited CB) as evidence of an organisation’s commitment to information security.

The standard sets out a series of controls that need to be in place to meet the certification requirements. Implementing these controls ensures the adoption of best practices and saves time with a ready-made approach.

  • Identify information security risks
  • Data protection compliance
  • Win and retain customers
  • Demonstrate commitment to cyber security
  • Avoid reparation costs

How we support certification

Ascentor can steer you through what is needed to become ISO 27001 compliant. We start with our tried and tested Gap Analysis, a four-step process that will arm you with the knowledge to make business decisions regarding improvements and related resources.


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On completion of an Ascentor  Gap Analysis, you will understand where you are today, what needs to be done and an outline plan of how to achieve it. We can then support identified remediation activities and provide ongoing support to maintain your status and continually improve your cyber security posture in accordance with your business objectives.  

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We're accredited in ISO 9001:2015, Cyber Essentials Plus, IASME Gold and are a Crown Commercial Service Supplier.

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We're Certified Information Security Managers (CISM).

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We're members of the Chartered Institute of Information Security (CIISec). CREST and Cyber Scheme Registered Pentesters.

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We offer pragmatic, accessible solutions that balance security needs with the realities of your operational requirements.

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