Performing a preliminary gap analysis of your current IT system is a good first step

Framework Snapshot

The International Organization for Standards (ISO) was founded on the belief that standards should be a roadmap to better business performance. ISO 27001 is a compliance framework that offers flexibility and is designed to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and accessibility of information assets. It specifies requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining, and continually improving an IT security management system, tailored to the organization’s needs The requirements set out in ISO 27001 are generic, and are intended to apply to all organizations, regardless of type, size, or sector, empowering you to adapt it to your specific context.

ISO 27001 compliance is not just about meeting standards; it’s about reaping the benefits. It reduces IT vulnerabilities and protects against threats to sensitive data, reassuring you of your organization’s security. Furthermore, it will build trust and credibility within and outside of your organization, among employees, customers, partners, and stakeholders, reinforcing the value of your commitment to ISO 27001.

ISO 27001 Automation: Compliance for Less

The SureShield platform simplifies ISO 27001 compliance by automating technical controls and guiding you through operational controls. SureShield’s automation will reduce your overall ISO 27001 compliance cost by up to 90% when compared to traditional, labor-intensive compliance methods. For organizations requiring compliance to multiple frameworks, crosswalk automation drives cost savings up toward 90%.

ISO 27001 Certification Process


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    Key Advantages of ISO

    Competitive Edge

    ISO 27001 certification enhances your value proposition and differentiates you from your competitors.

    Avoid Financial Loss

    It is a great investment when incidents occur less frequently and you can reduce expenses to resolve them.

    Ensure Data Privacy & Integrity

    Data privacy and integrity is a top priority for most organizations, especially those that retain personal data.

    ISO published the standards for the ISO-27001 framework in collaboration with the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). The umbrella term ISO 27001 can be considered as ISO/IEC 27001. Certification to ISO-27001 is optional, though many organizations implement framework policies, procedures, and systems to establish an effective security posture. ISO 27001 helps many types of organizations regulate and secure their digital assets, such as financial information, intellectual property, employee details, or information entrusted to third parties.

    The ISO 27001 certification process usually takes between three and twelve months. Performing a preliminary gap analysis of your current IT system is an excellent first step. Once certified, organizations should conduct regular audits. Your ISO auditor will audit your IT system annually to check operations and performance, documentation updates, risk management reviews, corrective actions, and resolution of nonconformities from the previous audit.

    2024 Updates

    The ISO/IEC 27001:2022 standard has undergone an amendment in 2024:

    1. Amd 1:2024: The amendment addresses climate action changes in the context of information security, cybersecurity, and privacy protection. It pertains to information security management systems and emphasizes the need for organizations to consider climate-related risks and integrate them into their security practices.
    2. Transition Timeline: Starting from May 1, 2024, organizations seeking certification or recertification should adhere to the ISO/IEC 27001:2022 standard. Certification to the previous version (ISP/IEC 27001:2013) is no longer applicable.

    Key Changes in ISO/IEC 27001:2022: The new version moderately updates the previous one (2013). Most changes relate to the Annex controls.


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