ISO 27001 Certification

Protect your data and reassure your customers

As the internationally-recognised Information Security Management System (ISMS) Standard, ISO 27001 certification will help protect every form of data you hold.

We can certify your organisation to ISO 27001 through a robust, cost-effective compliance audit.

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Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are now completing all ISO 27001 audits remotely.  Contact us to find out more.

ISO 27001
What is ISO 27001?
Safeguarding information assets and personal data makes sound business sense but is also a legal and regulatory obligation. The Information Commission Office specifically mentions ISO 27001 certification as a consideration in establishing whether an organisation has taken ‘reasonable steps’ in protecting personal data under GDPR.

To gain ISO 27001 certification, your organisation will need to demonstrate that it has identified and assessed potential security risks to confidential information and data you hold. You also need to have taken steps to ensure these risks are mitigated and that security controls are fit-for-purpose within your context.

An ISO 27001 audit with Centre for Assessment, a UKAS-accredited* certification body, is based on a 3-year certification cycle.  Your initial audit will be completed in two stages and the rules of the scheme require annual review audits.  Contact us to find out more about how the certification process works.

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How can ISO 27001 benefit your organisation?

Many of the benefits of implementing an Information Security Management System are common sense.  Auditing your System to ensure it meets the requirements of the international framework – ISO 27001 – can have an extremely positive impact on your organisation.

Achieving ISO 27001 certification through an audit with Centre for Assessment may help you to:
  • win more business
  • develop trust and credibility
  • improve the culture of security in your organisation
  • review and improve the strength of your security measures
  • give your customers reassurance that their data is safe
  • reduce costs associated with information mismanagement
  • comply with international legal obligations and regulations, including GDPR
  • provide a competitive advantage for your company
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Is ISO 27001 Right for you?

With increasingly sophisticated cyber-attacks and high-profile data leaks, no wonder the number of organisations achieving certification to ISO 27001 is growing year on year.

An ISO 27001 audit is a must not only for businesses that are technology-rich or heavily reliant on digital data storage.  It is also important if your organisation holds sensitive information in any other format.

Healthcare providers, educational establishments, local authorities, other public bodies, retailers and many others can use ISO 27001 to protect the information they hold. Compliance to the Standard is often a requirement to provide services in some sectors, making it extremely valuable for your organisation.

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Why Should you work with Centre for Assessment?

Centre for Assessment is a respected, client-focused and ethical UKAS-accredited body with years of experience providing ISO 27001 certification to organisations like yours.

Our team of auditors undergo a rigorous recruitment and training process, ensuring that you are given an experienced, expert professional who understands the context and concerns of your organisation.  We have a strict auditor competency framework, meaning you can be confident that the auditor assigned to your ISO 27001 project will have appropriate knowledge of your sector.

Choosing Centre for Assessment means you will also have a dedicated Assessment Project Co-ordinator who will help with any on-going enquiries you may have relating to your certification.

With a flexible, customer-centric approach to our audit and certification service, a member of our friendly, knowledgeable Business Development team will explain more about how we help your organisation achieve ISO 27001 certification.

How Much Does it Cost?
Centre for Assessment believes that value is extremely important but also understands that cost is a key factor for organisations considering ISO 27001 certification. We pride ourselves on the quality of our certification services but are also keen to offer highly competitive prices for your business.
A member of our Business Development team will be pleased to produce a bespoke, no-obligation ISO 27001 certification proposal for you, taking into account factors such as the number of employees and the complexity of your organisation. Centre for Assessment normally quotes for the whole of the three-year certification cycle but we do not lock clients into a recurring contract or expect any payments in advance of the audit. In fact, you only pay for each audit once it is completed.
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Certification and Audit Process
  • 1
    Develop and Implement your Management System

    You may choose to hire a consultant to help you design and implement your Security Management System. Centre for Assessment does not offer a consultancy service but can provide you with a list of our independent associates. You could opt to use Centre for Assessment to provide a pre-assessment service. Alternatively, you may choose to move forward without seeking external support.

  • 2
    Apply

    Submit an application form online to receive a no-obligation audit proposal for your organisation. If you don't have time to complete this, give us a call and a member of our Business Development team will be happy to help you.

  • 3
    Make Arrangements

    You will be allocated a specialist, experienced auditor who will contact you to introduce themselves, discuss arrangements and book dates for your audit.

  • 4
    Audit Stage One

    The Stage One audit will involve a review of the documents relating to your Security Management System. Stage One also explores your readiness to move on to Stage Two.

  • 5
    Audit Stage Two

    The Stage Two audit looks at the effectiveness of your Security Management System, ensuring it is
    successfully implemented and fully operational.

  • 6
    Certification

    Following a technical review by a decision-maker, you will be issued a certificate that is valid for three years. You can advertise the fact that you are certified to the Standard and use the ISO 27001 logo on your website.

  • 7
    Annual Audit

    At 12 and 24 months, review audits will be completed to ensure you are still compliant with ISO 27001. These will be arranged directly with your auditor.

What Our Customers Think

Myself and colleague who worked on the project board were all impressed with how professional the entire assessment process was from our initial first meeting, through to the end.

Geneva

A very capable organisation that is able to move quickly to provide auditors in timescales required by clients. The auditors are very proficient and a pleasure to be audited by.

Scorey, L

As a company we are so impressed with the overall service provided by Centre For Assessment. It is a pleasure to deal with auditors who are knowledgeable and approachable.

Gibbons, T

Transfer your Certification to Centre for Assessment

If your organisation is already certified to ISO 27001, you may want to consider transferring to Centre for Assessment. Centre for Assessment has lots of experience working with transfer clients, ensuring the required audits take place to avoid a gap in your certification. We do not charge a transfer fee so moving to us can be quick, simple and free.

You may consdier a transfer for many reasons. Perhaps you need a more robust audit from a UKAS-accredited certification body. You may need an improved level of service or a more affordable price. Whatever the reason, if you want to transfer to us, or do a cost comparison with your exisiting provider, we would be delighted to hear from you.

If you do transfer to us, we will ensure that the process is as smooth as possible. Simply contact us and a member of our Business Development team will be happy to help.

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What Other Services Can We Offer You?
You may find the idea of an ISO 27001 audit daunting. Centre for Assessment is committed to supporting you to ensure your audit is painless and successful, adding value to your organisation and helping you improve your business.

As a UKAS-accredited, impartial certification body, we are unable to provide a consultancy service to help you develop and implement your Information Security Management System.  However, if you do require support from a consultant, we can provide you with a list of independent consultants who can help you prepare for ISO 27001 certification with Centre for Assessment.

However, we do offer a gap analysis service and open/in-house internal auditor training courses to help ensure your ISO 27001 audit with us is successful.

Centre for Assessment can also offer you the option to achieve ISO 27701 - Privacy Information Management.  This is a certifiable extension to ISO 27001 and can be added to your audit if you wish.

You may also choose to have an integrated audit against multiple ISO Standards (such as ISO 9001, 14001 and 45001), saving costs and unnecessary disruption for your company.

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