Gain a competitive edge with ISO 27001 Certification

Businesses today are processing huge information, increasing challenges for data protection. With an ISO 27001 certification, an organization can ensure its capabilities to perform to international standards for production and quality control.

ISO 27001 certification uses globally recognized standards for assessing the security of information and IT environments. It describes the requirements of implementation as well as documentation of ISMS. Minimizing security risks and implementing IT security procedures contribute to the long-term optimization of the quality of the system. Improving the company's quality standards and maintaining data security is among the multiple benefits of gaining ISO 27001 certification.

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One can consider ISO 27001 as a framework that systematizes an organisation's risk management approach. It is required to fulfil stringent norms of legal, physical and technical information risk management systems when applying for ISO 27001 certificate. 


Taking the assistance of the ISO 27001 consultancy will be a smart move to easily adhere to the required norms with technical advice on how to improve the current situation. This includes improving general company information security policies and framework, methods of addressing information security, protection and handling of third-party data etc. Implementation of compliance and feedback makes the system more efficient. 



What is the importance of the ISO 27001 Consultancy?


1. Improved operational standards - By stepping into your journey to ISO 27001 certificate a consultancy helps in improving the company's standards. 


2. Managed resource shortcomings- Managed the skill requirements of the staff for full implementation of the framework. 


3. Benefits of stringent forms - Assisting in implementing more stringent forms of information security control ensuring customer trust in the organization. 


Team Illume works collaboratively with the ISO 27001 certification organisation to ensure that the framework should be achieved with minimal friction and maximum value.



Why ISO 27001 Consulting?


The benefits of ISO 27001 certification comprise a long list as it gives the trust of the stakeholders and increases the brand value. Some of the major benefits are

Controlled Risk - Reduced chances of security from security breaches and IT risks.

Compliance Ready - Structured method of addressing compliance requirements.

Lower Cost - Regular maintenance is cheaper than losses from data theft.

Competitive Edge - Recognized standard gives a competitive edge over other players.

Trusted Partner - Increase in trust by partners, customers, and stakeholders.

Information Security - Confidentiality of the information.



ISO 27001 2013 vs. ISO 27001 2022 revision – What has changed?


After nine long years, ISO 27001, the world's leading information security standard got updated to the new ISO 27001:2022. The organisations following the 2013 revision have been given 3 years window to transit to the 2022 revision as the complete support for the 2013 revision will end by Oct 2025. Organisations can certify against the 2013 revision until Oct 31, 2023, at the latest.   


Overall the changes inculcated in the 27001:2022 revision are small and moderate. The main part of the standard still has 11 clauses with some changes. Annex A has changed in major with the number of controls dropping to 93 from 114 and is now organised into only 4 sections.   


The 2022 version includes several updates and improvements including new topics such as data governance, supply chain security, and the use of cloud services. The 2022 version is based on a new high-level structure that is common to all ISO management system standards, making easy integration of ISMS with other ISO standards such as ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. A new risk assessment process has been included in the 2022 version based on ISO 31000 risk management standards allowing organisations to tailor their risk management strategies to specific requirements. Overall the revision 2022 is a more comprehensive and up-to-date standard providing greater flexibility and guidance for organizations looking to implement an effective ISMS.


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ISO 27001 Implementation and Audit with Illume Intelligence

ISO 27001 Gap Analysis

Conducting a detailed analysis of the current system and operations of an organisation to identify gaps with respect to the requirements.

Documenting & Implementing

Achieving the required level of ISO documentation compliance including policy, objectives, manual, procedures, SOPs, work instructions, formats, checklists etc.

Management Review Meeting

The ISO management review meeting is a mandatory requirement for ISO certification & we assist in conducting ISO management review meetings.

ISO 27001 Pre-Assessment Audit

Pre-Assessment ISO audit is conducted to ensure the effectiveness of the ISO implementation and success of all the required levels of ISO compliance

ISO 27001 Internal Audit

Conducting ISO 27001 internal audit to ensure that all the activities are adding value to the organisation and remove/ alter the low productive activities

ISO 27001 Certification Audit

Assisting during the audits for creating the required level of confidence with streamlined activities for successfully completing the audit

ISO 27001 Surveillance Audits

Our regular surveillance audit service will help in conducting periodic reviews of the organisation's management system

ISO 27001 Re-Certification

Maintaining the certification needs to renew time and again. We provide the support to renew the organisation's certificate before its expiry

What Illume Offers
  • 1. Complete expert ISO 27001 consultancy services.
    2. Determining risks and defining areas of protection in detail for clear understanding.
    3. Assistance in overcoming challenges of information security management for implementing a practical framework.
    4. Complete support from IT policies formulation to implementation of security controls.
    5. Providing structured resources to help in making compliance-ready.

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ISO 27001 certification helps the organisation to demonstrate their commitment to information security. It enhances the organisation's reputation, builds trust with customers and partners, helps in complying with legal and regulatory requirements, and strengthens the overall security posture.
The ISO 27001 Risk Assessment guides the organisation to measure the risk (threats and vulnerabilities) to assets within the scope. There are two types of risk assessed within ISO 27001.
1. Risk to the loss of confidentiality, integrity and availability (CIA) or preservation of CIA.
2. Risk of non-compliance including legal / regulatory and contractual compliance.
The output of risk assessment comprises risk treatment plan (RTP), statement of applicability (SoA) and also populate the ISMS controls such as policies, processes, training and awareness, business continuity, etc.
Whether an organisation needs the ISO 27001 certification is not certain. In many cases, it is not mandatory to certify but it can add credibility, by demonstrating that you manage business information in a secure manner suited to the expectations of your customers. For some industries, it is a legal or contractual requirement.
The ISO is a global body that develops International Standards, such as ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, but is not involved in their certification and hence doesn't issue certificates. ISO 27001 certification is performed by external certification bodies; so, a company or organisation cannot be certified by the ISO organisation itself.
Certificates for companies are issued by organisations called certification bodies, which are entities licensed by accreditation bodies to perform certification audits and assess if a company’s Information Security Management System is compliant with ISO IEC 27001.
SMEs are among the most targeted in cyber attacks, as the cyber criminals expect the IS Controls to be weak and vulnerable. The SMEs systems may be target to create back doors for targeting the major public and private sector Customers and Suppliers.
As everyone is becoming aware of IS, it is an edge over the competitors to secure your information security arrangements. It is best to get certified to ISO 27001 sooner rather than later.
There are lots of factors that determine how long it will take like size and complexity of the organisation, what systems and processes are already in place and what resources are available, number of locations and number of employees. And then the maturity of the information security capability and knowledge already within the organisation. If the organisation is already familiar with the ISO 27001, it may take less effort and time.
The team of experienced personnel can handle the project in 2-3 months, although over 6 months is not uncommon. Ideally the organisation has to deploy the fully functioning management system in place before the audits take place.
Then the organisation will have an internal audit to assure the preparedness before proceeding for the final audit. The final audit which may take several days, where every requirement of the standard and the organisation’s information security controls are reviewed will be conducted.
ISO 27001 certification provides verifiable proof that the organisation has formalised and improved business processes surrounding information security, and privacy, and is serious about securing its information assets.
ISO 27001 compliance is often confused to be associated with the IT industry. Many other organisations apart from IT companies can benefit with ISO 27001 standard. Organisations that manage customer data and any business that deals with sensitive information, such as health care, IT companies, telecoms, and financial industries as well as many manufacturing industries are some of the examples.
Any organisation when looking to improve its information security management practices, protect sensitive data, minimise security risks, comply with relevant regulations, and pursue ISO 27001 certification can consider ISO 27001 consulting. It is particularly relevant for organisations that handle sensitive information like financial data, personal data, intellectual property, or critical infrastructure.
An ISO 27001 consulting engagement generally comprises of following steps -
1. Gap analysis and risk assessment
2. Development of ISMS documentation (policies, procedures, guidelines)
3. Implementation support and training for employees
4. Internal audit assistance
5. Pre-assessment audit support
6. Certification audit support
No, ISO 27001 certification is not a one-time process. Achieving and maintaining ISO 27001 certification requires ongoing efforts. Organisations have to regularly monitor and improve their ISMS, conduct regular internal audits, and undergo periodic certification audits to maintain the compliance.