The ISO 27001 standard, created by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), is intended to provide a universal methodology for the implementation, management, and maintenance of information security within a company. An ISO 27001 certification demonstrates conformity of your Information Security Management System (ISMS) with the documented standards and is typically utilized by companies that want to demonstrate the maturity of their information security environment, meet contractual obligations, or gain a competitive uniqueness against their competition.
ISO 27001 Auditing Process
As an accredited certification body for ISO 27001, A-LIGN can assist your company with the following auditing activities.
- Pre Assessment – The ISO 27001 pre-assessment is designed for companies that will undergo the certification process for the first time and is only performed on an as-needed basis.
- Stage 1 Audit – As part of the Stage 1 audit, A-LIGN reviews your company’s documentation to confirm that it is in compliance with the requirements of ISO 27001.
- Stage 2 Audit – The Stage 2 audit is performed to test the conformance of the ISMS with ISO 27001 and your company’s internal policies and procedures.
- Surveillance Audit – To ensure ongoing conformity of your ISMS with ISO 27001, surveillance audits will be performed for two years following the certification (certifications are valid for 3 years).
Benefits of an ISO 27001 Audit
An ISO 27001 certification demonstrates conformity of your company’s ISMS with the documented standards. Obtaining an ISO 27001 certification exemplifies the maturity of your company’s information security environment as well as your ability to meet contractual obligations and gain a competitive advantage in your industry.
Why Choose A-LIGN?
A-LIGN is a technology-enabled security and compliance partner trusted by more than 2,500 global organizations to help mitigate cybersecurity risks. A-LIGN uniquely delivers a single-provider approach as a HITRUST CSF Assessor firm, Qualified Security Assessor Company, accredited ISO 27001, ISO 27701 and ISO 22301 Certification Body, accredited FedRAMP 3PAO and licensed CPA firm. Working with small businesses to global enterprises, A-LIGN experts and its proprietary compliance management platform, A-SCEND, are transforming the compliance experience enabling an anytime, anywhere approach to audits.