The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO), is an independent, non-government organisation. It brings together experts in order to develop standards that support innovation and provide solutions on an international scale. Headquartered in Geneva, it is the world’s largest developer of voluntary organisational standards worldwide. It has produced nearly 24,000 International Standards for organisations since 1947.
ISO comprises a network of national standards bodies in 165 countries. Providing specifications and requirements for products and services, ISO aims to ensure good practice. It also aims to increase efficiency and effectiveness across businesses and industries globally.
Why Should Your Organisation Get ISO Certification?
Gaining ISO certification is effectively getting a stamp of approval from a third-party certification body. It shows your key internal and external stakeholders that your organisation has a structured, proactive and efficient approach to the management of information security aligned with internationally recognised best practice.
Maintaining certification proves your ongoing commitment to continually improving your internal processes. It gives your stakeholders confidence and reassurance that you appropriately protect the information entrusted to you.
Our external ISO consultancy service is run by experts who will act as an extended member of your team. Whether you simply need a pre-certification assessment, or require end-to-end support in building your framework, we will help you become and remain certified.
How long is ISO certification valid for?
Typically, ISO certificates from UKAS accredited certification bodies are valid for three years, with annual surveillance audits to ensure you continue to be compliant.
After three years, a recertification assessment is required in order to maintain the certification.
How Long Will It Take To Gain ISO 27001 Certification?
There are many factors affecting the time that an organisation will take to be ready for certification audit.
These include the time and skills the organisation has available to commit to the project, the scope of certification and management commitment to project success.
What is an ISMS?
An Information Security Management System (ISMS) is a set of documents designed to maintain the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information and systems via the identification and management of information security risks in a manner that is commensurate with the requirements of the organisation and its interested parties.