ISO/IEC 27001

International Organization for Standardization / International Electrotechnical Commission

Achieving 27001 certification is a rigorous process, but it boosts your profitability, cost-savings, competitive edge, and minimizes the risk associated with existing relationships. To get the certification, the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) painstakingly reviews the establishment, implementation, operation, monitoring, maintenance, and improvement of how your information security management system handles sensitive company information.


Auditor required to apply?
Yes. By an independent certification body. In the US, they must be ANAB-accredited.

Federal, state, or industry requirement?

Why Seek ISO/IEC 27001?

  • Show customers you’re proactive about security threats.
  • Gain access to global markets that depend on 27001 compliance, including countries where it’s an entry requirement.
  • Compete better internationally.
  • Stop dealing with security questionnaires and auditors for every new client.

A Typical ISO/IEC 27001 Engagement

27001 certification is good for 1 year. A surveillance audit per year for the next 2 years extends it to a total of 3 years.

Timeline: 3-6 months based on the accreditor’s schedule.

Day 0

Project initiation and kickoff

Day 1

Begin creating policies and processes

Day 30

Supply 33% of policies and procedures

Day 45

Conduct risk assessment

Day 60

Supply 66% of policies and procedures

Conduct internal audit

Day 75

Conduct incident response exercise

Day 90

Supply 100% of policies and procedures

Start onsite audit support

Day 120

Finish audit supports

Day 140

Respond to auditor draft report

Day 150

Receive ISO 27001 certification

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