Focus on information security? Learn all about the ISO 27001 certification.
What is ISO 27001?
In today’s world, managing cyber-risks can be a daunting task given the rapid technological innovations and escalation of cyber threats. ISO 27001 offers a solution for organisations that want to become more risk-aware and take proactive measures to detect and resolve vulnerabilities before they wreak havoc.
ISO 27001 is a renowned standard for information security management systems (ISMS). The standard outlines the necessary requirements for an ISMS. The Implementation of an ISMS in accordance with ISO 27001 serves as a valuable tool for managing risks, building cyber resilience, and achieving operational excellence.
Benefits of certifying with ISO 27001
What is an ISMS?
ISMS stands for “Information Security Management System.” It’s a set of policies and procedures for systematically managing an organisation’s data. The goal of an ISMS is to minimise risk and ensure business continuity by proactively limiting the impact of a security breach. ISO27001 is the international standard for information security. It sets out the specification for an effective ISMS. The ISMS provides a holistic approach to managing the information systems within an organisation.
ISO 27001 Assessment
Take the first step towards implementing an information security management system.
The ISO 27001 assessment will give you an idea of the effort needed to pursue the implementation of an ISMS, or, if you already have an ISMS installed if you’re maintaining it effectively.
How do you assess our security practices?
The procedure starts with a kick-off meeting which includes an introduction to ISO 27001. Afterwards we assess your security through interviews with stakeholders and a document review. We analyze the state of your ISMS, which is vital to obtaining an overview of its performance. Our findings are gathered in an ISO 27001 Assessment Report and shared with you in a closing meeting. We also provide you with an ISO 27001 Implementation Roadmap.
ISO 27001 Implementation
Certify your organisation with an internationally recognised standard
After scanning your organisation, we can help you with its implementation. ISO 27001 implementation supports (85%) GDPR compliance and adherence to other global standards on information governance.
How you fill the gaps detected during the assessment phase?
To answer key requirements and achieve ISO 27001 certification, we work together with your key stakeholders to define the key actions and processes to be implemented in your organisation.
We do this based on the assessment made by CRANIUM or another external organisation. Depending on your priorities and resources, we provide the expertise needed to accompany your organisation throughout the entire implementation phase.
ISO 27001 Internal Audit
Carry out an internal audit to ensure compliance
You can rely on CRANIUM to complete an ISO 27001 internal audit in case you don’t have an in-house internal auditor and need to have an audit performed as part of your 3-year certification cycle.
How do you verify the effectiveness of the controls in your ISMS?
The internal audit assesses your ISMS by means of a systematic and independent process. We first obtain audit evidence by performing a document review and exploring key elements of your policies and procedures required by the standard. We also take samples and interview auditees to verify the effectiveness of the controls and how they are adhered to. Everything is objectively evaluated to see which audit criteria are fulfilled and all findings are gathered in an ISO 27001 Internal Audit Report.
After the internal audit, it is possible to aim for certification through our independent partner.
For who is ISO 27001 certification
Cyber-threats affect all organisations, from the smallest start-up to the biggest multinational. This standard enables organisations to manage their security risks, adapted to their size and specific needs.
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What is NIS 2?
The NIS-2 directive focuses on managing risks to network and information systems and concentrates mainly on the management of cybersecurity risks. The primary goal of this directive is to improve IT security within Europe. It is an extension and improvement of the original NIS directive from 2016, which had some shortcomings. The new directive includes stricter measures in the areas of cybersecurity, mandatory incident reporting and management liability. The scope includes essential and important entities, i.e. medium-sized and large organisations that are part of very critical sectors, such as healthcare.
The directive, which has been in force since January 2023, is not yet binding. EU member states have until October 2024 to transpose it into national law. Nevertheless, it is advisable for organisations to prepare now for the obligations arising from the directive.
How can we help you with complying to NIS 2?
The ISO 27001 standard describes the requirements for setting up, implementing, maintaining and continuously improving an information security management system (ISMS). The standard requires organisations to conduct a detailed risk assessment to determine the vulnerabilities, threats, and impact on the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information. Based on this assessment, appropriate security measures should be implemented to control or reduce the risks.
The ISO 27001 standard can be used by all organisations, regardless of industry or size. In the case of certification, provided that the scope is correctly defined, it is assumed to be in line with NIS 2.
Partnership with VLAIO
Increasing cyber security in companies, that is the aim of the Flemish government. Through VLAIO, CRANIUM can offer certain cybersecurity related services with a subsidy of 45%.
CRANIUM Solutions are recognized by the Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship agency. This makes it possible for you as an SME to use the ‘SME Portfolio’ when using our services.