ISO27001 standard

Information security

ISO 27001 management system

Reliable expertise for the successful implementation of your ISO/IEC 27001 project

ISO 27001 management system

The ISO/IEC 27001 certificate indicates a reliable and secure management system.. We work as an advisor in the certification process of your information security management system and suggest concrete improvements that will help you meet the standard.

Read below more about the requirements of the ISO 27001 standard.

What is ISO 27001?

Insta icon connection people

Internaional standard

ISO/IEC 27001 is the name of an international standard that specifies requirements for the creation, implementation, maintenance, and continuous improvement of an information security management system. The standard was originally developed by ISO (International Organization for Standardization) and IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) in 2005. Since then, it has undergone several revisions, most recently in 2022.

Insta Icon cloud industry

Obtaining ISO 27001 certification

Obtaining ISO 27001 certification is not a one-time thing. Maintaining the certificate requires continuous effort and compliance with the standard’s requirements. However, the standard is a significant advantage for the company, and it communicates reliability to customer companies, for example. Certification according to the ISO 27001 standard by an independent third party communicates to internal and external stakeholders as well as customers that the company has ensured a sufficient level of information security.

Why should a company obtain ISO/IEC 27001 certification for its information security management system?

An information security management system (ISMS) covers the rules and practices for an organization’s information security management. It aims at maintaining the confidentiality of the organization’s data assets and preventing the data becoming lost or compromised.

The ISO 27001 certificate demonstrates that the company has taken the necessary actions in order to ensure the effective management and protection of its data. Good information security management according to international standards is a significant competitive advantage. As an indication of trust, it benefits companies regardless of their size or industry. With the certification, a company can communicate to its current as well as potential customers that the services it provides are safe.

Obtaining ISO 27001 certification is not only an indication of the organization’s good information security management toward customers. In addition, by complying with the standard, the organization protects its data assets against external threats as well as ensuring the integrity and availability of the data. The certificate demonstrates to the company’s leadership and its various stakeholders that the information security management system adheres to international standards. Furthermore, it proves that the management system lays a solid foundation for the company’s business and its internal operations.

ISO/IEC 27001
Blue Clock Cyber Insta
ISO 27001

Requirements of the ISO 27001 standard

The company and the information security management system it employs must meet a number of requirements specified in the ISO 27001 standard in order to qualify for the certification.

Compliance with the requirements in the standard is often easier said than done, and organizations may need external cyber expertise to close the gaps as required and develop their operations further. Support your business goals by leveraging our years of professional competence in the compliance with the ISO 27001 requirements and in the management of cyber risks.

In order to comply with the standard, the organization’s management system must meet several requirements from the following areas under ISO 27001 clauses 4 to 10:

ISO 27001

Requirements of the ISO 27001 standard

Clause 4

Context of the Organization

The organization takes into account its context, needs, and stakeholders in the definition of its management system

Clause 5


The organization’s senior management is committed to the management system and demonstrates leadership in its implementation.

Clause 6


The organization defines and implements a process to assess information security risks and specifies objectives for the relevant functions.

Clause 7


The organization secures the necessary competences for the establishment and maintenance of the management system and evaluates the need for external and internal communication.

Clause 8


The organization plans and implements the necessary processes in order to apply the information security requirements and risk management measures. Furthermore, it needs to assess the consequences of planned and unintended changes.

Clause 9

Performance evaluation

The organization evaluates the level of information security through internal audits, among other means. The information security management system must be appropriate and effective from the perspective of the organization’s senior management.

Clause 10

Continual improvement

The organization addresses any nonconformities and continually improves the suitability, adequacy, and effectiveness of the information security management system as part of its everyday activities.

ISO 27001 gap analysis maps out the current status of your management system

Our ISO 27001 gap analysis helps you assess compliance with the standard requirements. As needed, we can provide expert assistance with your company’s ISO 27001 project and suggest concrete actions for obtaining the certification.

Depending on the scope of the management system, the ISO 27001 gap analysis can be completed in 1 to 6 weeks. Once the analysis is complete, we will prepare a project plan for implementing the standard and estimate the implementation costs. The gap analysis involves assessment of the organization’s current status in relation to the requirements in ISO 27001 clauses 4 to 10 as well as to the controls in ISO 27001 Annex A.

Annex A defines 93 controls that are divided into four themes.

They include:

  • Information security policies

  • Organization of information security

  • Human resource security

  • Asset management

  • Access control

  • Cryptography

  • Physical and environmental security

  • Operations security

  • Communications security

  • System acquisition, development, and maintenance

  • Supplier relationships

  • Information security incident management

  • Information security aspects of business continuity management

  • Compliance

The ISO 27001 standard requires the evaluation of the security controls based on risk assessments rather than compliance with every control presented in Annex A. It may be that some of the controls are not relevant for the company and, therefore, are not necessary to consider in the gap analysis.

The end result of the gap analysis is an overview of how the different controls are being currently implemented and an implementation plan that includes a cost estimate. Then, the actual implementation stage can start. Ultimately, the measures aim at approval by an external party and ISO 27001 certification after fixing the possible gaps. However, the work does not end there, as the ISO 27001 standard also requires the continuous development of the management system as part of the organization’s normal operations.

Stay on top of the industry trends and subscribe to our newsletter

The most important news, inspiring articles, and up-to-date insights from our experts across various industries and information about our upcoming events.

Accept the terms and conditions. We handle your information responsibly.
Please review our privacy policy.